The new amiibo from Splatoon 3 looks great, but Nintendo must stop using them to accessing content

The new amiibo from Splatoon 3 looks great, but Nintendo must stop using them to accessing content ...

The new Splatoon 3 amiibo has a release date. The three stunning and vibrant new figures will be released on November 11.

Splatoon amiibo are nothing new, although they have existed since the first game, and Splatoon 3 is now set to continue its long-standing tradition of its predecessors, while retaining collectable figures. Despite, Amiibo are more than just ornaments. You can also scan your Nintendo amiibo, offering you in-game rewards that vary from game to figure.

Three fresh new #amiibo are coming on 11/11! Tap them on a compatible Nintendo Switch controller and they will have a special in-game gear for #Splatoon3. 11, 2022

If they''re anything like the previous Splatoon amiibo, we can expect the figures to release new equipment in the game. However, the Splatoon 3 amiibo offers more than just cosmetic rewards, granting those fortunate enough to have one access to unique gear. However, the extent to which this practice has the players'' best interests at heart is much up for debate.

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First off, these amiibo are stunning. Splatoon always has its A-game when it comes to amiibo, and these three new additions to the range are no different. Octoling (Blue), Inkling (Yellow) and Smallfry all have the characteristics of dynamic poses and bold, vibrant colors that make Splatoon''s aesthetic so distinctive and memorable. These are no denying it: these figures would look great on a desk or a mantlepiece.

The benefits of these amiibo are more than just cosmetic. It''s safe to say that the new amiibo will do the same. Although it is still difficult to see Nintendo gate content behind the purchase of what is, basically, accessories.

Although gear of comparable power may be earned in-game, it is unjust to give certain players access to unique equipment because they paid for a collectible. If the gear offered by these new amiibo were pure cosmetic, it might be a different story.

Splatoon 3''s amiibo aren''t too grumpy in their gameplay, though. Similar to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD''s amiibo, Splatoon 3 does not seem to limit basic gameplay features.

However, Nintendo''s consistent choice to place content of any kind in an honor mark raises concerns about the future. What''s to do with their next round of amiibo in this particular case?

Though the new amiibo are gorgeous, there''s no significant harm to Nintendo making a line of collectibles, but there''s a slippery slope in taking gear abilities down the exclusive route. Hopefully, Nintendo is smart enough not to fall into this particular trap.