The Nintendo Cereal System just got it’s first exclusive and it’s a big one. Not only that, it is also boasting Amiibo functionality.
Cereal Box Amiibo confirmed, see Nintendo’s tweet below, the original article is beneath.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 30, 2017
The Nintendo Cereal System dropped 28 years ago and it finally got it’s first exclusivity in the way of Super Mario Odyssey themed cereal that doubles as a bloody Amiibo. Jokes aside, this is a currently rumoured product that you could be scanning in to your Switch soon. (Source).
The cereal in question is Super Mario Cereal, a marshmallow based (sorry v-gang) breakfast treat that is probably going to be exclusive to the US. The Amiibo is actually a sticker on the box and will no doubt act as a “Lovely Amiibo” in Super Mario Odyssey. This is the title Uncle Amiibo gives generic Amiibo in the game, they can venture off and mark Power Moons on the map rather than paying the Hint Toad 50 of your hard earned coins. (Still with me?)
The Amiibo sticker is actually super interesting, who is to say this sort of functionality has to begin and end with cereal boxes? With the NFC chip being placed in something as simple as a sticker, we could be seeing other Nintendo themed products getting the same treatment. Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival brought along some Amiibo cards but they didn’t really set the world on fire, so maybe stickers is the next logical step.
Anyway, a reader of the cereal based blog Cerealously was sent this message from the verified Kelloggs Twitter account:
“We cerealously appreciate your continued interest in seeing a Nintendo cereal, Chris! We hope you’ll keep an eye out for the new Super Mario Cereal that is hitting store shelves now. This star-shaped cereal features Super Mario-inspired marshmallows, and a limited number of packages will have an Amiibo powerup sticker that can be used on the Super Mario Odyssey game with the Nintendo Switch gaming console. We also appreciate your additional feedback regarding classic cereal favorites, and thanks for taking the time to write!” —@KelloggsUS
It looks legit, so I’m leaning toward this being a real product. I’m not really into cereal however, more of a Weetabix man if you must know.