If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 hours then you’ll probably be unaware that yesterday Nintendo held another Nintendo Direct broadcast showing us what the company has in store for us over the next couple of months, during the broadcast Nintendo gave us a closer look at how the amiibo toys can be used to unlock special costumes for characters in the game as well as showing off a new trailer for the first DLC pack.

Announced at E3 earlier this year, Nintendo are set to release a collection of NFC figures in a few weeks time which can be used to unlock unique features in certain Nintendo titles such as Super Smash Bros, and Mario Kart 8. Yesterday Nintendo revealed that the amiibo will be used in Mario Kart 8 to unlock special racing suits for your Mii!

Nintendo noted that currently the only compatible figures are Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Captain Falcon, Samus and Fox McCloud. Check out the trailer above for a closer look at amiibo in action.

Nintendo also revealed a separate trailer showing off the first DLC pack in action giving us a glimpse at the tracks, character suits, and of course, Link! You can check that out below.

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