A free software update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf will add amiibo functionality for figures and cards when it arrives later this year.
The new update will allow players to scan both amiibo figures and cards from the Animal Crossing series to bring each item’s respective character into the game as a villager.
In addition, amiibo from various other game series’, such as Splatoon, will eventually make their way to New Leaf. For example, players will be able to bring Squid Sisters Callie and Marie into the game by tapping each character’s amiibo figure.
Players who own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL can use the scan their amiibo on the bottom screen. Those who own a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, or Nintendo 2DS must use the NFC Reader/Writer accessory for amiibo functionality.
Which villager are you looking forward to scanning into the game later this year?