Shigeru Miyamoto has been answering many questions during many interviews on Nintendo’s future in mobile games. In an interview with IGN, Miyamoto was asked whether Amiibo would ever play a role in Nintendo’s mobile games. While not confirming anything, he claimed that it was an area the company was interested in. Miyamoto claimed that because of Apple’s announcements regarding NFC technology, Amiibo integration seems much more likely.

“There’s nothing we can announce today but It’s certainly an area we’re interested in. Until the announcement this morning there wasn’t a whole lot we could do, but now we can look at what they’ve said and how we might have an opportunity to use that.”