Nintendo’s Amiibo NFC Framework has been hacked
Last month, we posted an article on Piracy and how it constantly poses a threat to the gaming industry. Sadly, it seems, a new threat to the Wii U platform has emerged and another game of Cat and Mouse has began between Nintendo and a new UK based company operating under the name Amiiqo. By design, Amiiqo is a device that has the ability to store multiple NFC Dumps (Amiibo) on a single card and stream them as needed to the Wii U Console. We predict the device to eventually offer online download of all Amiibo figurines once it’s in production and more enthusiast get their hands on it. The device can be seen in action in the video shown below.
How will Nintendo respond?
We expect a cease and desist to be sent to the responsible parties, however, this generally comes with its own set of consequences. Sony learned this lesson the hard way when a Cease and Desist was sent for the original PS3 Jailbreak device that ended up resulting in the devices code being leaked online.
From Official Amiiqo Website
“Amiiqo is a NFC toy emulator currently supporting ALL existing Amiibo figurines,
including some special unreleased ones.
It comes preloaded with 10 demo figurines (5 unreleased) and has the capacity to store up to 200 of them.
How does it work:
With our supplied Android app, you can transfer onto your Amiiqo any Amiibo image
you possess. Wether it comes from your personal backup, from a friend or even if its an image downloaded on the internet.
The image can be from a ‘blank’ (new, unplayed) figurine but also from a Amiibo
that was already levelled up or with power-ups, making it a super effective cheat
What you need to do:
Simply place the Amiiqo instead of the Amiibo on the console to load up the last used figurine.
You can switch to the next stored figure by simply pushing and holding the Amiiqo’s button prior to placing on console.
Storage banks order and range can all be configured with the help of our app.
With Amiiqo and the help of some friends (or the internet) you can own ALL
existing Amiibo’s including the rarest ones, this way you can progress much much faster. Amiiqo is the ultimate Amiibo collection in the palm of your hand.
What more can you expect from Amiiqo?
Scheduled to come from Amiiqo are features such as, added compatibility, cheat system and new transfer/control methods & apps.”
What do you think about Amiiqo and how do you think Nintendo will respond? As always, let us know in the comments below.