Nintendo comments on the Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo debate

A portion of a Eurogamer interview with Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto...

E: There's been a lot of discussion about the game's amiibo and how to get everything in the game you require four amiibo. Four is quite a few. Some fans have said four is too many. Is it too many?

Yoshio Sakamoto: From our perspective, that isn't the mindset we have towards them. Please don't forget that, out of the four, two are Smash Bros.-related figurines. We have two new ones, but we've enabled users who have the two older ones to take advantage of them. To clarify, you don't need amiibo to unlock hard mode. When you clear the game, everyone has access to the hard mode.

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So for our fans who purchase the respective figurine, fans will get a harder challenge. I think we have a lot of fans, and for the fans who purchase our amiibo out of love for our series, in addition to having a beautiful figurine, we wanted to give them something in exchange. Namely, to be able to unlock the Fusion Mode, which is even harder than hard mode.

Check out the full interview here

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