Nintendo of America has updated their amiibo website with more detailed information on the new amiibo features included in the Autumn Animal Crossing: New Leaf update.
The most notable new detail is that tapping an Animal Crossing amiibo card will have the character visit at “your new campsite”. Presumably, everything from there will work the same as the existing campsites in New Leaf where a villager can express desire to move in permanently and ask you to confirm.
The specific wording of this as a “new campsite” however implies the possibility of a new type of campsite public works project specifically for amiibo summoning, but that is just speculation at this time. It’s possible amiibo will simply have a villager visit your existing traditional campsite.
The official amiibo page also confirms that tapping amiibo figures from other series will unlock new items related to the characters tapped. We speculated this from the previous announcement, but it’s nice to get a more solid confirmation. There is still no mention of Animal Crossing amiibo figure details yet, so we can likely expect more in the future to cover that topic.
You can find the official amiibo page for Animal Crossing: New Leaf by here. A full copy of the text as of July 25th is below:
Expand your Animal Crossing™ horizons with a free update, coming this fall! Once installed, all Animal Crossing amiibo™ figures and cards will be compatible with the game. Tap your favorite villagers’ amiibo cards to invite them to come visit your town. You can also tap select amiibo from other series to get new furniture themed to those characters!
- Tap amiibo™ cards to invite the pictured character for a visit at your new campsite
- Tap select non-Animal Crossing™ amiibo™ figures to access new items themed to those characters
Please stay tuned for more details.
Overall this isn’t anything completely new, but we know just a little more detailed information now than with the original Japanese announcement. Stay tuned for more soon as Nintendo reveals further details.