Animal Crossing: New Leaf Update Adds Amiibo Support and More

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Update Adds Amiibo Support and More

Amiibo support is now available for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Nintendo held a special Nintendo Direct to announce this and the other new features of the “Welcome Amiibo” update.


By using a magic lamp, you can summon the genie Wisp to invite amiibo characters to join your village. Amiibo characters will travel to your village in RVs, which they will take to the new RV campground. The campground has new characters, shops, and more.


Additionally, 50 new Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be released on December 2, so you can add even more villagers to your game. Certain other amiibo, such as Wolf Link from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and the Inklings from Splatoon, can be added, as well.


By bringing amiibo characters to your village, you’ll also be able to use in-game Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS consoles to play two new mini-games: Desert Island Escape and Animal Crossing Puzzle League.


Additional Updates

But not everything in this update is amiibo-focused. You can now complete special daily or weekly Town Initiative to earn MEOW (Mutual Exchange of Wealth) Coupons to exchange for unique items, and the new Camera mode lets you take photos of your villagers.

A new storeroom is now available, as well, and Animal Crossing now supports touchscreen controls for redesigning your rooms. Finally, if you played Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, you can transfer your data to unlock 20 giant pieces of furniture for New Leaf.

The “Welcome Amiibo” update is available to download now.

If you don’t have a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the new update will be packaged with the game in a new release later this year. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo will be available on November 23 in Japan, November 25 in Europe, and December 2 in North America.



What do you think about the new features announced for Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Are you excited for amiibo support? Do you like the non-amiibo additions? Share your thoughts on the “Welcome Amiibo” update in the comments.

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  1. Kinda a weird/silly direct, but the content itself is great. 😛

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