Today’s Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct revealed new details on the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo update. The update (which is available now) is free for anyone who owns a copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf. Nintendo also plans on releasing a physical version of the expanded New Leaf on December 2nd along with 50 new Animal Crossing amiibo cards. The Nintendo Direct did detail some of the new features and offerings introduced by the Welcome amiibo expansion.
New support for Animal Crossing amiibo figurines
You can invite special guests into your city via any of the 16 different Animal Crossing amiibos. These special guests will bring along their own special RVs. These same special guests will also offer players in-game Wii U console items and New Nintendo 3DS XL items. Using these items allows the player to access new mini games like Desert Island Escape and Animal Crossing Puzzle League. According to Nintendo, these are like new game themselves.
Wisp’s Wishes Unlocks amiibo Functionality
To unlock amiibo functionality you must locate the magic lamp in Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo. This lamp will allow you to summon a character known as Wisp. Once summoned you’ll be able to tap a compatible amiibo and invite the respective amiibo character to your city as a special guest.
New Animal Crossing amiibo cards Announced for Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo
On December 2nd Nintendo will release 50 new amiibo cards in response to Animal Crossing New Leaf – Welcome amiibo. These 50 new cards will feature characters from past Animal Crossing games, and each character will have their own RV.
Animal Crossing New Leaf Campground
The entire Nintendo Direct was hosted by a hippy looking character sitting at a campground somewhere. RVs and campgrounds were explained for the Welcome amiibo update. Once you receive the update you’ll notice a new area in your town, called the campground. Here you can interact will special villagers/guests and experience new ways to shop for your villager. You’ll also meet a character called Harvey, who is the go-to-guy for all things campground. Nintendo (or the Nintendo Direct Harvey look-a-like) also stated that other non-Animal Crossing amiibos can be scanned via the 3DS. For instance, you can use the Inklings from Splatoon and Wolf Link from Zelda Twilight Princess HD.
Desert Island Escape & Animal Crossing Puzzle League
An in-game Wii U console item can unlock a mini game called Desert Island Escape. You can also unlock a different mini game called Animal Crossing Puzzle League via an in-game New Nintendo 3DS XL items. These can both be obtained using fortune cookies at the Nooklings’ shop. You can also unlock the Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS XL items in Animal Crossing by scanning any of the 16 Animal Crossing amiibos.
Stuff that doesn’t need amiibos – Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
The following features don’t require amiibo or amiibo Animal Crossing cards. The following updates/features are included in the Welcome amiibo update.
By completing new daily or weekly Town Initiatives (like pulling a set number of weeds) you can earn MEOW (Mutual Exchange of Wealth) coupons. These special coupons unlock unique in-game items, which you can receive at the new campground or from visiting Animal Crossing characters.
Camera Features – Animal Crossing Selfies
Using the 3DS camera you can take in-game selfies with different Animal Crossing characters. These selfies can even be shared using the 3DS Image Share tool.
New Storeroom for You’re Villager House
You can add a new storeroom to your house by visiting Nook’s Homes. You’ll have to save up enough Bells, but the added storeroom will provide plenty of extra space to store all your different items obtained in the game. This storeroom can also be accessed from anywhere in your house, making inventory upkeep easier than ever.
Decorate With Ease
You can decorate or re-arrange furniture/items easily with the latest update. Simply use the Nintendo 3DS touchscreen to switch furniture and items around. This is much easier than positioning your villager to move everything.
Linking with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
The Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo update also brings a linking option to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. You can select your Happy Home Designer data and unlock 20 giant furniture items to spend Bells on in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. This furniture is reportedly very big – so beware!
For additional game & update details please visit Nintendo’s official Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game page. What do you think of the latest Animal Crossing news? Let us know using the comments below.