Animal Crossing: New Leaf Adding Amiibo Support in December

The free update that adds Amiibo support is coming soon.


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The update that introduces Amiibo support for the Nintendo 3DS game Animal Crossing: New Leaf will arrive on December 2. Nintendo announced the date today during its 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct.

This update will be free, but Nintendo will also offer a "Welcome Amiibo" physical version that includes the update already installed. This could be aimed at people without an internet connection.

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Amiibo support for New Leaf was announced in July. When the update comes out, you can tap compatible Amiibo figures and cards on your 3DS, which will then bring that specific villager to your town. You can check out some screenshots and every compatible Amiibo in the gallery above.

There are also a series of new Amiibo cards coming on December 2 for Animal Crossing: New Leaf that will bring Animal Crossing characters who weren't originally in New Leaf to the game.

Supported Amiibo Figures

  • Animal Crossing Cards -- Series 1
  • Animal Crossing Cards -- Series 2
  • Animal Crossing Cards -- Series 3
  • Animal Crossing Cards -- Series 4
  • Blathers
  • Celeste
  • Cyrus
  • Digby
  • Isabelle -- Summer Outfit
  • Isabelle -- Winter Outfit
  • Kapp'n
  • Kicks
  • K.K.
  • Lottie
  • Mabel
  • Reese
  • Resetti
  • Rover
  • Timmy & Tommy
  • Tom Nook

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