Wallets everywhere came under threat when Nintendo and Activision’s collaboration on Skylanders: Superchargers was announced, with special Donkey Kong and Bowser hybrid figurines coming bundled with the Wii U and 3DS/Wii versions respectively. Now, fans of amiibo will have their bank balances entering dark times, as Activision has announced a “Dark” edition of Skylanders Superchargers. Yes, it will come with Dark Donkey Kong and Dark Bowser figurines.
Activision and Nintendo have not confirmed if they will release DK or Bowser for sale without the game. However, they did both suggest that doing so will be difficult without causing confusion for players on other systems that the special Nintendo figurines will not be compatible with. This means those wishing to collect all four Nintendo themed Skylander figures (without resorting to re-sellers) will need to buy four copies of the game. On the plus side, the Wii U, 3DS and Wii versions are all different experiences, but there is no way of getting all four at retail without doubling up on at least the Wii U version.
The Dark Edition of the game has an RRP of $119.95 and also comes with extra goodies, such as a collectible poster and special Khaos figurine. Non-Nintendo versions of the game will have dark versions of different Skylanders characters in lieu of the two Nintendo icons.
So, to any amiibo diehards out there, how does this affect your plans to collect the figures? Let us know in the comments!