Animal Crossing: New Leaf Update Introduces Amiibo Support

Nintendo is introducing amiibo support to Animal Crossing: New Leaf with a free update, available now.

Players scan their amiibo or card, which will prompt a character called Wisp to summon the card or figure into their town. In a twist, Nintendo also revealed that amiibo figures from other Nintendo franchises can be used in-game, including Zelda and Splatoon.

Characters from Nintendo franchises like Splatoon are part of the update. Characters from Nintendo franchises like Splatoon are part of the update.

For example, scanning the Splatoon Squid sisters amiibos will import Cece and VichĂ© into Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Items specific to Splatoon will also generate in-game, and can be obtained by dropping by the respective amiibo’s home.

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