The ranks of Nintendo's interactive collectible statues have swelled by one and the newest member of the Amiibo club is a representative of a Blizzard game - the Diablo III Loot Goblin Amiibo will be available exclusively at GameStop by the end of the year according to a tweet from the game's official account.
Amiibos are, of course, Nintendo's collectible statues with an interactive component. They can be used in conjunction with a 3DS or Nintendo Switch and unlock special content in the games, making them just a little bit cooler than a toy that you simply plop on a shelf.
Unfortunately, the chosen representative for Diablo III is, of all things, a Loot Goblin (also known as a Treasure Goblin). It seems that Blizzard and Nintendo have settled on one of the game's most pitiable creatures as opposed to literally any other character like the kickass humans, murderous demons, or mighty angels. Beyond that, it also appears to be a recolor of a Treasure Goblin from Series #2 of the Cute But Deadly collection. It's not available on Blizzard's website anymore, but you can still grab it on Amazon.
Loot Goblins are devious little devils that scamper about the lands of Sanctuary pillaging whatever they can and stuffing it into their oversized sacks. They'll move their little green butts should you decide to attack them. Coins will spill out of their bag as they run away, and a successful kill can net you a pile of crafting materials, gold, and perhaps even a few neat items.
A submission on /r/Diablo indicates that three special locations can be opened in the game with certain Amiibos. A generic Amiibo and the Loot Goblin will open up a portal to an unspecified location that couldn't be datamined since it's server-side data. A Demon Amiibo will instead spawn a powerful monster on the map.
The announcement of Diablo III Eternal Collection was made with a delightfully-cheesy video in August.
This announcement comes the day before Diablo III Eternal Collection is set to release for the Nintendo Switch; you can pre-purchase a digital or physical copy of that game at the eShop for $59.99 or your regional equivalent.
As for the (sort of) brand-new collectible figurine, you can pre-order the Diablo III Loot Goblin Amiibo exclusively at GameStop for $15.99. The Diablo III Loot Goblin Amiibo is expected to release sometime before the end of 2018.
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