A large update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop, adding in a bunch of new gameplay features, plus support for amiibo figurines and cards.
Invite animal friends to your town - “If you strike up a conversation with the ghostly genie Wisp and tap a compatible amiibo (sold separately), he can grant you one wish per day. Will you wish for a daily gift or to invite a new animal pal over to your town?”
Stop by the campground – “A brand new area called the campground is now open! Some animals that you invite to your town may turn up here with their camper. Pop by for a chat and you might be able to trade items with them. Some can even move into your town!”
Earn yourself some MEOW Coupons – “Helping out around town is its own reward, but now there’s another reason to be a good neighbour! Carrying out town initiatives will reward you with MEOW Coupons that can be traded for Bells or exchanged for items at the campground.”
Give your home a new look – “Organising your furniture and accessories is now way easier thanks to the Touch Screen on your Nintendo 3DS family system. Drag, drop and rotate furniture in a flash to arrange everything just the way you want it.”
Find a new place to store your stuff! – “If you’re the type of villager who has a habit of hanging on to stuff, then the new secret storeroom is perfect for you! With it, you can store loads of bits and bobs and access them at any time.”
Break out the consoles! – “With certain special items, you can enjoy a pair of fun minigames! Put your popularity on the line in Animal Crossing Puzzle League by using the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL items, or see how your friends fare on an island adventure in Desert Island Escape with the Wii U item.”
Have fun with collaborations – “Other Nintendo series can enter the world of Animal Crossing with amiibo, too! If you have The Legend of Zelda or Splatoon amiibo, you can use them to invite characters from those series to visit the campground. As well as those, on November 25th a Sanrio Collaboration Pack will be available, giving you even more collaborations to enjoy!”
Give yourself a head start on a new life! – “After the update, it’s up to you if you want to return to your old town or start over somewhere new. If you’re willing to part with your old town, Tom Nook will give you a chunk of Bells that you can put towards your fresh start.”
An updated retail version of the game called Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo will be released on 2 December, and includes one of the fifty new Animal Crossing themed amiibo cards.
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