We’ve known for quite some time that Animal Crossing: New Leaf was getting an update to allow for amiibo functionality. Last week, Nintendo showed off some details on how this would work, but left most of the information on the cutting room floor for the next Animal Crossing mini Nintendo Direct that is supposed to air around November 2.
We already know that a new series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards are in the works and will allow for special animals to visit your village. By tapping the card to the New 3DS, the animal will drive up and park its motorhome in your town. You can then go inside and check out their humble abode and chat with them. If you like what you see, you can invite them to stay in your town.
Japan is taking this one step further via a crossover promotion with Sanrio. A special line of amiibo cards will feature characters like: Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Pom Pom Purin, My Melody, and Kero Kero Keroppi. Tapping the appropriate card will give access to the new characters and their items and furniture. No word yet on whether or not these cards will be released in North America.
This does open up an opportunity for more crossovers though. It would be fun to see some famous animals show up in Animal Crossing. How about Scooby Doo or Yogi Bear? I somehow doubt that Nintendo is willing to do the work needed to get some of these characters, but it would be fun to see.
We should know a whole lot more this fall when the Animal Crossing update hits. The Japanese Direct will air on November 2, 2016. We assume the North American Direct should happen on the same day or very close to it. Stay tuned for more information.
[Source: Nintendo Life]