Minecraft Earth and its “Amibos”
About a year ago Microsoft announced a new version of its popular game Minecraft. The name of that title was not Minecraft earth and combined the elements that had made it popular, the construction mechanics and the augmented reality. Yes, something similar to Pokemon Go but with the exception of not needing to go out there to play. Although if you do, then what you get.
Well now, this game for mobile devices will receive a complement with which they seek to give an extra interest to the player and, incidentally, an extra income to the company. Why a series of figures with NFC connection are launched with Mattel with which to add new skills.
These figures are something you may remember from the Nintendo Amiibo. And the function will be basically the same. When they link to the player’s game will offer new skills which may be used for a limited time in each game. They will also give experience points every time they connect. Thus, it is not only an element of collecting but also adds value to the players.
With representations of characters and elements already classic and very recognizable Minecraft, there will be a total of 20 figures and you’ll have characters like Alex, Steve or creepers, a duck and even a cow. They are great, right? Of course, now comes the least attractive part for your pocket: the price.
Each of these figures they will cost 5 dollars and will be launched during spring. It is not a high price, but the 20 figures make a total of $ 100. If you need the basis for reading these NFC figures you will have to continue adding and if you want the case to transport them with equal security.
Of course, swimming forces you to take them, because you can continue playing just as you have done so far. Although there will also be someone who has not played Minecraft Earth in his life but it will be done with these figures and those that could arrive in the future by pure collecting.
Mattel and his new Minecraft figures
Of course, if what you like is the theme of collecting, these will be the only Minecraft figures that Mattel is going to launch. There will also be a series based on Minecraft Dungeons (game that will arrive in April 2020) in which you can find different figures with different sizes, which will also imply that their price will vary. The small ones will cost $ 3.50 and will come in surprise bags, then The Redstone Monstrosity With its 3.5 inches in size it will go up to 25 dollars.
We will see how this new line of products works for Minecraft, although we do not doubt that it will be a success: either by the game or by simple collecting.