Nintendo is releasing Super Mario themed AR cards onto a new set of prepaid eShop cards. This Japan exclusive allows users to scan the AR cards and play with the Mario figurines in a new Super Mario photo app made specifically for these new additions. Placing two figurines next to each other will cause them to interact, so it will be interesting to see the many combinations that can be made with all six cards.
So far, a total of six different cards have been announced, with the Goomba, Mario, and Peach cards releasing April 23. These include:
Through the various screens and videos, a Toad and a Bullet Bill have been seen interacting with the already announced cards. Whether these characters are featured somewhere within the six announced cards or if they are part of an unannounced set is currently unknown.
Information regarding whether or not these eShop cards will make it outside of Japan has not yet been revealed. Only time will tell.