Animal Crossing: New Leaf + Sanrio (Hello Kitty) amiibo cards coming to Europe & Japan this month

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In the latest Animal Crossing Direct, Nintendo announced a collaboration amiibo card series between Sanrio and Animal Crossing bringing Hello Kitty with other Saniro inspired characters and furniture to Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Each Saniro amiibo card will bring one of six new villagers inspired by a Saniro character and their RV Trailer to your campground in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Inside the trailers are a selection of fresh furniture and items fitting to the character’s theme. For instance, in Rilla’s trailer where you can order a full Hello Kitty costume for your player with MEOW Coupons.

The cards were previously revealed in Japan a couple months ago and released last week, but their status in other regions was unclear at the time. Now we know they’re coming to Europe as well on November 25th! Notably, the entire series of six cards will be available in a single pack for £4.99 from the Nintendo UK Store here and GAME here (international import friendly), with no need to purchase multiple packs or deal with annoying duplicates.

2018 UPDATE: Unfortunately, purchasing these Sanrio amiibo cards in new condition from any official retailer is nearly impossible as they are no longer produced. The only option is to hunt them down on eBay at a highly marked up price. Click here to search eBay for the Sanrio Animal Crossing amiibo cards.

Another option to consider are what’s called custom or fan made Sanrio amiibo. Sellers on sites like Etsy make stickers, buttons, or keychains of the Sanrio villagers and then add in the special NFC chip which allows the item to be scanned like a real amiibo card into Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

These custom-made Sanrio amiibo are essentially a working copy with their legality and morality in question, but when the official cards are outrageously priced and no longer produced, we think it’s worth considering. Click here to search Etsy for the Sanrio Animal Crossing amiibo.

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We have high resolution images of all six Sanrio amiibo cards included in the series, with a peek at their unique furniture displayed on the cards too. Check out Rilla, Marty, Etoile, Chai, Chelsea, and Toby below!

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As for North America, it doesn’t look like Nintendo of America has any official plans right now to bring these amiibo cards over to the region officially. That’s quite a shame considering Nintendo of Europe is making the initiative to release them.

But on the bright side, it’s been confirmed that you can import the cards from either Europe or Japan and use them on your North America copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf with no issues. Amiibo cards have historically been free of any region locks, and the Sanrio amiibo cards are no exception.

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Jimmy Boy
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Likely due to licensing issues that Nintendo of America can’t iron out with Sanrio. If they do, look for them to come here, otherwise, just import them.

道神恵
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道神恵

I am glad amiibo are region free

Monica Gloria
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Monica Gloria

So upset. I pre-ordered mine for shipping to U.S. They never came. I reported them to GAME but now they are out of stock and they could only issue a refund. They are crazy expensive (and mostly Japanese version) on eBay. I’m not paying that kind of money. I hope they release in the U.S. otherwise I guess I’m SOL.

Neva_Nobles
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Neva_Nobles

I had THE exact same thing happen to me.

Ari
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Ari

Omg, I want those Amiibo cards so damn bad!! Why cant they be available here in North America or internationally!!!!!! =(

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SA-NIRO

“Saniro” lol. Are these even coming to North America??? Like what the heck, Nintendo?? Way to ignore one of your biggest target market and cash cows.

Kirstie Michelle
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Kirstie Michelle

I’m so pissed that we haven’t received these yet. I feel like ACNL is getting ignored in general by NoA, outside of an update that was global anyways. Hello Kitty has been popular in the US since the 70s. And from what I’ve seen, she’s extremely popular in Canada and Mexico as well. It doesn’t make sense for them to ignore the North American market…