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Nintendo characters appearing in Skylanders SuperChargers as hybrid amiibo figures

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Skylanders SuperChargers will bring amiibo into the Skylanders universe for the first time, Nintendo and developer Vicarious Visions announced today during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event.

Donkey Kong and Bowser will appear in SuperChargers as toys that are both Skylanders figures and amiibo. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong will have his own vehicle, the Barrel Blaster, which is a new feature for the Skylanders series this year. Hammer Slam Bowser is the other figure.

The figures have "complete move sets and upgrade trees of powers and abilities," said Vicarious Visions co-CEO Karthik Bala.

The base of each figure is designed to allow it to be used as both a Skylander and an amiibo. You can check out the SuperChargers segment of the E3 Digital Event below.

For more on Skylanders SuperChargers, check out our extensive preview from earlier this month. The game will be available Sept. 20 on Wii U as well as iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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