Your Animal Crossing Amiibos Will Finally Do Something in New Leaf

You'll be able to summon a villager to your Animal Crossing town with Amiibos soon.


If you've been wanting to use your Animal Crossing Amiibos for a core game in the series, you'll be able to do so this fall. Nintendo announced on Twitter that it's bringing an update to Animal Crossing: New Leaf that enables support for the character figurines.

The free update will allow players to tap compatible Amiibo figures and cards to their 3DS, which will then bring that specific villager to your town. You can check out some screenshots and every compatible Amiibo in the gallery below.

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Nintendo says, "They may even move in," though some of the listed compatible characters have roles in the town that would prevent them from behaving like one of your neighbors. It's not yet known if K.K. Slider will actually be able to move to your town, but if I could be neighbors with Kapp'n, I wouldn't complain--after all, he is the best Animal Crossing character.

Additionally, two of the screenshots show characters, furniture, and clothing based on Splatoon's Callie and Marie. The two characters have their own Amiibo figures, but they aren't listed as compatible with New Leaf. More details are coming soon, but we've contacted Nintendo for clarification.

Animal Crossing Amiibo figures were originally made to be compatible with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival.

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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