For $30, you can purchase Metroid amiibos and get in-game bonuses by using them.
Announced alongside Metroid Dread, the amiibo double-pack contains a Samus and an E.M.M.I. figurine. In keeping with Nintendo’s recent practices, the amiibos are more than just collectibles. A recent GameStop listing revealed exactly what players can use them for.
For starters, you can scan the Samus amiibo for an extra energy tank. This single-use boost will provide extra survivability, especially early in the game. However, players can also scan the amiibo once per day to refill their health.
The E.M.M.I. amiibo, once scanned, will grant players a one-time boost to their missile tank capacity. Afterward, players can scan the amiibo daily to refill their missiles.
Nintendo’s recent practice of providing exclusive advantages via amiibos has been the subject of some criticism from fans. Recently, we learned that the Zelda and Loftwing amiibo, which will launch alongside the upcoming Skyward Sword HD on July 16, allows players to travel between the sky and the ground at any point. Players who do not have access to the Zelda amiibo will have to find specific warp points in order to do so.
Metroid Dread will launch on the Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021. It is the first 2D entry in the franchise in 19 years.