By Justin ‘AdaptiveTrigger’ Gordon
Mark your calendars, amiibo collectors. It’s been revealed that Minecraft’s Steve and Alex will separately be released as amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on September 9, 2022.
Both the Steve and Alex amiibo were both initially revealed along with the Kazuya, Sephiroth, Pyra and Mythra amiibo during the stream that revealed Sora as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final character. Notably, Masahiro Sakurai himself assured fans that, based on what he saw from the mockups, the Steve and Alex amiibo were most certainly worth obtaining.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have the actual thing here with me, but the amiibo figure for Steve is planned to be released in Spring 2022,” declared Sakurai. “I took a look at the mockup and it’s VERY much Steve. No matter which way you look at it, it’s Steve.”
“Additionally, we’ve decided to make Alex into an amiibo as well,” continued Sakurai. “This is VERY Alex. Looking at it from top to bottom, it’s Alex.”
Oddly, there was no word about the possibility of Kingdom Hearts’ Sora getting an amiibo release. Considering Disney’s involvement, this likely isn’t going to happen.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final update, patch 13.0.1, has already been released. It’s already known that all the amiibo that’s on its way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are technically already unlocked in the code, so a new patch won’t be needed for the release of Steve and Alex’s amiibo.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 29, 2022
Source: Event Hubs