Nintendo has revealed the first set of NFC-powered Amiibo figures that will be compatible with 3DS and 2DS (and Wii U).

In total, 12 figures were announced, with more to come in the future. They are as follows:

  • Mario
  • Peach
  • Link
  • Samus
  • Yoshi
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pikachu
  • Kirby
  • Fox
  • Marth
  • Animal Crossing Villager
  • Wii Fit Trainer

As we detailed previously, the Amiibo figures will connect with 3DS and 2DS via a peripheral to be released in 2015.

The figures will cost $12.99 each and allow you to import the characters into compatible games. The first one will be Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U.

Amiibo are also able to store information. In Super Smash Bros., this includes the stats and fighting styles of the figures.

There's more information about Amiibo on the official website.