Posted by thegamerpad
Ideally, the avatars for the Nintendo Online Service will be free, but realistically they’re probably going to charge for any additional ones. PSN and XBox Live both charge for the majority of their avatars and themes, so it shouldn’t be surprising if Nintendo cashes in on it too. But if they do, I hope they at least get creative and let us have some fun with it.
I’ve been imagining a system with amiibo collectible cards that allow you to scan them on your Nintendo Switch and unlock digital items for your account and system/os. Cards would unlock Avatars, Themes, Stamps, Miis, MiniGames and other ideas. Nintendo can keep it fresh with new types of unlockables in future releases that add to the total amount of cards. After a few series releases the card collection would dig deep into Nintendo’s history like the Super Smash Bros Trophies.
The unlockables tied into the cards are as follows:
- Avatars: Icons used for the Nintendo Online Service, every card will have at least one avatar. These will be usable as a profile picture for Nintendo Account. The avatar will be related to the card that unlocks it.
- Miis: These will be special Mii’s that look like the character on the card that unlocks it. These will most likely be the least common unlock.
- Theme: The player will be able to set different themes on the Switch similar to the 3DS. Most times one card won’t unlock an entire theme, but maybe one of the parts to a complete theme. (Example: Song, Icon Set, Wallpaper)
- Stamp: A stamp for the player’s stamp book profile (like achivements/trophies) and can be used when sending messages, and even stamping on their avatar. They may have special colored ink to represent they were obtained through amiibo.