Nintendo announced at E3 Tuesday a new line of electronic figurines called Amiibo that can interact with the Wii U’s gamepad and be used in various titles for the console.
The figures, which will include popular Nintendo stalwarts like Mario and Link, can be leveled up by playing different games, while they keep their unique stats across multiple titles. Disney already uses similar figures of its own iconic characters for its Wii U game Disney Infinity.
The first Nintendo game to make use of Amiibo will be Super Smash Bros. this holiday season. The toys will also be incorporated into upcoming games like Mario Party 10 and already released titles like Mario Kart 8. Amiibo will also be compatible with the 3DS.