Long-Delayed Minecraft amiibo Will Arrive in September


Nearly two years after Minecraft's Steve joined the DLC roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his (and his female counterpart Alex's) amiibo will finally reach store shelves on September 9.

Nintendo announced the release date for Minecraft's amiibo via Twitter. Alongside the post, fans also got a short video with a first look at the final designs for the Steve and Alex amiibo, which are truly faithful to the characters' original blocky designs.

While initially announced for a spring 2022 release, the Steve and Alex amiibo were delayed until later in 2022 "due to a logistics and production delay."

Now that Minecraft's amiibo collection finally has a release date, Nintendo is also nearing the end of its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo line. After Steve, the final characters left for the company to convert into amiibo form are Sephiroth, Pyra and Mythra, Kazuya, and Sora, the final character added to Smash Ultimate. It's still unclear if Sora will receive an amiibo, however.

We reviewed Steve's appearance as a DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and gave his gameplay a 7, calling his faithful representation of Steve "impressive" but pointing out how some mechanics "can also lead to a lot of frustration."

Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they've contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.