Amiibo Support Arrives In Animal Crossing: New Leaf This Fall

Image via Famitsu
Image via Famitsu

After a year of fumbling about in Amiibo Festival and Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing Amiibo figures and cards are finally making it into the main event. Four years after its initial release, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is getting Amiibo support.

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According to a post on the official Japanese Animal Crossing website, a major update coming in November will allow players to use Amiibo figures to unlock new content for New Leaf, including themed items from other Nintendo properties.

I really need to go grab the Squid Sisters.
I really need to go grab the Squid Sisters.

Animal Crossing Amiibo cards can be tapped to summon characters from those cards into the game, like Angry White Squirrel, who surely has a name other than that but damn if I can remember it.

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The update has only been announced for Japan, but a Western release is as likely as Nintendo’s desire to sell more Amiibo things.

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And they laughed at me for buying $5 Amiibos! It says a lot that Happy Home Designer wasn’t the game fans were looking for if people are still playing New Leaf. I should go back, because the town is oh so lonely.