Update to Nintendo 3DS Game Adds amiibo Functionality and Other
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo threw a rustic
party for a free downloadable software update for the Animal
Crossing: New Leaf game. The free update launched this
morning alongside the Nintendo Direct, and will also launch as part of a
packaged version with the full game called Animal
Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo exclusively for the Nintendo
3DS family of systems in December. This updated version of the
classic Animal Crossing: New Leaf game adds amiibo
functionality, which opens up a whole neighborhood of fun new
possibilities. By tapping the new Welcome amiibo cards for Animal
Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo launching Dec. 2 and the 16
previously released Animal Crossing amiibo figures, you can
welcome villagers in their very own RVs to a special new RV campground.
“This new update will appeal to people who never picked up the original
game, and all its new features will excite fans of the Animal Crossing
franchise,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice
President of Sales and Marketing. “The update breathes new life into Animal
Crossing: New Leaf and offers more fun compatibility for your amiibo
figures and cards.”
To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, make yourself at home
and visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.
While many of the new features introduced in the Animal Crossing: New
Leaf – Welcome amiibo update use amiibo, there are many that don’t
need amiibo at all. This makes the update perfect for all players,
regardless of how many cool amiibo they own.
Here’s a list of the new features discussed during the Nintendo Direct:
Work with amiibo!
New Life for Animal Crossing amiibo Figures!: The 16 Animal
Crossing series amiibo figures let you invite special guests into
your game with their own RVs, where you can interact with them on
their day off from daily duties in town. These characters will also
offer players an in-game Wii U console item or New Nintendo 3DS XL and
New Nintendo 3DS items, which give players access to new games Desert
Island Escape and Animal Crossing Puzzle League, which are almost like
new games in themselves!
Wisp’s Wishes: By finding the magic lamp in the main game, you
will unlock amiibo functionality. Once acquired, you can use the lamp
once a day to summon the ghostly Wisp, tap a compatible amiibo and
invite that respective amiibo character to your village. Do you want
to live in a village full of ducks? Or cows? By using specific amiibo,
you can make that wish come true!
New Welcome amiibo Cards: 50 new amiibo cards for Animal
Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo launch on Dec. 2, the same day
as the new packaged edition of the game. These cards not only include
cool new villagers from past Animal Crossing games, but also
their RVs as well! And speaking of those RVs…
New RV Campground: After updating the game, you will notice a
new area in your town. This new campground offers different
interactions with special villagers and new shopping opportunities, as
well as Harvey, a hilarious new character that will assist with all
your campground needs. By tapping certain amiibo figures or cards, a
character will show up in her or his custom and stylish RV. This even
applies to some non-Animal Crossing amiibo like the Inklings
from Splatoon and Wolf Link from The Legend of Zelda:
Twilight Princess HD.
More to Play!: The in-game Wii U console item unlocks the
Desert Island Escape game, while Animal Crossing Puzzle League can be
accessed with the in-game New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 3DS
items. The Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS XL and New Nintendo 3DS items
can be obtained via fortune cookies at the Nooklings’ shop, but it’s
much easier to obtain these items when you scan any of the 16 Animal
Crossing amiibo figures.
No amiibo needed!
MEOW Coupons: By earning new MEOW (Mutual Exchange of Wealth)
Coupons, you can obtain unique in-game items at the campground or from
your visiting animal friends. To earn these coupons, you must complete
new daily or weekly Town Initiatives, like pulling a set amount of
weeds or gathering certain seashells.
Say Cheese!: With the new amiibo Camera mode, you can take the
coolest in-game selfies ever. By gathering your favorite villagers,
you can snap a photo and save it to view whenever you like! You can
even share with friends using the 3DS Image Share tool. No amiibo are
needed for this mode, but by tapping an amiibo you can take photos of
your new villager friends!
What Do you Do With a New Storeroom?: Store things, of course!
With the Animal Crossing: New Leaf update, you can use your
Bells to obtain a new storeroom for your house at Nook’s Homes. You
can access this storeroom from anywhere in your house and it stores tons
of collectibles. Maybe you can even hide a dusty old umbrella in
there. Isn’t that where all dusty old umbrellas are stored?
Decorating is Easier Than Ever!: Animal Crossing: New Leaf –
Welcome amiibo lets you customize your home by moving around your
furniture and items using the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. This makes
setting up a perfectly styled room easier than ever.
Happy Home, Happy Transfer: If you have save data from the Animal
Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, you can link your save data
and unlock 20 giant furniture items to spend your Bells on in Animal
Crossing: New Leaf. What do we mean by giant furniture? Well, just
that. This new furniture is HUGE and will definitely make an
impression in any home.
For more information about the free update, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/animal-crossing-new-leaf-welcome-amiibo-3ds.
For more information about Animal Crossing: New Leaf, visit http://www.animal-crossing.com/newleaf/.
For more information about amiibo, visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo.
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