Animal Crossing and Amiibo seems like a natural match. It has cute characters after all. That is what Amiibos are all about. This year, it’s going to get Amiibo support. This fall, Nintendo will be updating the 3DS’ 4-year-old Animal Crossing: New Leaf with said Amiibo support.
Fans of the game will be pleased to hear this news and get some new collectibles.
It is a four year old game, but I guess they figure, why not? Starting this fall, players with a New Nintendo 3DS or a 3DS NFC Amiibo reader will be able to use the figure and cards created for Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival in 2012’s New Leaf. When you use an animal card, you can invite a character to live in your town, while Amiibo figures from other Nintendo series, like Splatoon, apparently unlock special in-game items.
You would expect this kind of natural integration from a newly released title, so it’s pretty impressive that this functionality is being added to a such an old game. If you are still playing this game, the update is free, and should be available to 3DS owners later this year. It should make playing the game a fresh experience if nothing else.
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