Our Top Five New Features from Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome Amiibo + AMIIBO CARD GIVEAWAY!

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We recently worked with Nintendo of Canada on producing a short video highlighting some of the best new features included in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo update released last year! Watch the video below to check out our favourite highlights of the update, and keep reading on for an amiibo card giveaway.

Did you hear giveaway and keep on reading? You’re in luck! Nintendo of Canada has also provided us with fifty Animal Crossing Welcome amiibo card packs to give back to our readers in a giveaway! Unfortunately, we can only offer these to those with a Canadian mailing address, but please spread the word with any friends from Canada that might be interested if you can’t enter yourself.

To enter the amiibo card giveaway, simply leave a comment below sharing your favourite new feature of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo update. We’ll randomly select fifty winners from the comments section to win a single pack of amiibo cards each in about three weeks from this article.

Full Giveaway Terms

  • Canadian residents only please; you’ll need to provide us a mailing address within Canada to receive your prize.
  • One entry per person please, or household if applicable. (we won’t ship multiple to the same address)
  • Fifty winners will be picked, each receiving one pack of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo cards.
  • Please enter by end of day Pacific Time on April 18th, 2017 as the giveaway will close around that date.
  • Winners will be contacted using the email attached to their comment, make sure it is valid.
  • Prizes are provided and shipped by Nintendo of Canada, but the giveaway itself is hosted by Animal Crossing World.

Plus, watch us open up five of the very same Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo card packs that you can win in our giveaway in the “unboxing” (what boxes…?) video below:

Full Disclosure: This video content was sponsored by Nintendo of Canada who provided Animal Crossing merchandise to produce the content as well as compensation.

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My favorite feature is the campground because I think the rv idea is very cool and now we can get any villager we want.

Dan Putnins

Definitely the amiibo support.

Charis Remigio

My favourite feature from the update is that villagers don’t move onto paths anymore. This has made it much easier to landscape my town and eliminates the need to plot reset!


My favourite new feature would definitely be how we can choose to decorate like you can in Happy Home Designer. It makes designing so much easier in New leaf now!

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I like the amiibo support, I have always found amiibos cool!


The amiibo support of course! We also got a bunch of cool Animal Crossing amiibos. There can never be too much Animal Crossing merchandise to hoard!


My favourite feature is the vast number of new items and the new decorating tool! Makes decorating a lot more fun and allows for a lot more variety 🙂


I love all of the new items you can purchase for your house, all the new villagers that can now move in, and the expansion of a lot more things to do so this game never gets “stale”!


I love the new Amiibo campsite! So adorable.


I love the extra storage space and redecorating in the Happy Home Designer way was so much simpler to use in New Leaf.

Catherine De la Sablonnière

I love being able to chose among my amiibo cards which villagers can come and live in my town!

Aiden Curtis

I like the hippy RV guy who likes to exchange declarations of independence for OG stuff.

Mary Eff

I love the RV campground and the new NPC, Harvey.


Amiibo support, the RV dude and new Nintendo themed items!

Naomi Hogan-Paul

I love the secret storeroom and the new decorating tool 🙂


It is so hard to choose just one favourite feature. The Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome Amiibo update went so far what I would have thought of as an “update.” Every feature of it held the endearingly charming characteristics that I associate with Animal Crossing. I have to say though that the feature which most won my heart was the ability to dance by the campfire at night.


Being able to sit on rocks. You may think this is not an amazing feature, but it is! Villagers were riding these babies for miles and now it’s about time that the Mayor can too! A mayor should be able to reflect upon his villagers.


The new amiibo support!
The RV idea is neat.


I really love the campground!!


I love the Wii U and the 3DS, it reminds me of the Gamecube version of Animal Crossing where you can unlock NES games.

Amy Miller

A lot of the new features are really great, but I particularly like the secret storage room and some of the new furniture items.


I love the amiibo support! Mostly because I bought all the figures for Amiibo Festival, so I’m glad they have further use.

Megan Anne Caza

My favorite part are the special villagers like the monster hunter guy and wolf link!


I love all the new furniture and features (like being able to play minigames) that came with welcome amiibo!

Tamara Ortiz

Some of my favorite features are the ways in which we can interact with all types of new characters, and read the fun descriptions about them! As well as the side games included in the Nintendo 3DS and Wii, exclusively from certain RV vans!


There was a lot of great new content that came with the welcome amiibo update. I’d have to say my favourite is the touch-based furniture arrangement that they introduced! It makes decorating so much easier. :^D


My favourite new feature is definitely Harvey’s campground. He’s a pretty chill guy, what’s there not to like? Being able to scan in villagers and buy the featured items using MEOW coupons is great.

Lindsay Presot

I love that they brought wisp back!


I love that you can scan villagers into your game. Finally, no more pining and cycling and paying high prices online!


What I really liked with the update was the possibility to have all of the HHD furnitures and decorations


I love how you can put dogs on beds!!!! It’s so cute and makes a room look much more cozy and “lived in”. (the nintendogs you can get from the fortune cookies)


Being able to choose where villagers move in now using paths is super helpful!


I love the quest system in the form of the CAT Machine and MEOW Coupons. A set of challenges is something to spice up the daily grind.

Vanessa G

I think the new items are my favourite part of the update. There are so many more decorating opportunities!!!

Andrea Hilborne

I absolutely love the fact you can scan in amiibos and each has unique items you can obtain 🙂

It’s a significant update, that they easily could have charged for. I’ve certainly paid for DLC that wasn’t this good. I like everything they added, but favorite part by far, is the playable Wii U and 3DS. It reminds of the NES games on GameCube. I want to see more of this in the next game.

Annick Carrier

What I like the most might be the storage room and campsite. It’s hard to choose, I like all new features.

Colleen Donlan

I love how I can move furniture around like I can in the Happy Home Designer game.

Claudia Bowers

My favourite part has to be the villager RVs (The fact that they now have collaborations with other characters is super cool!) I also love the mini games that come with the virtual consoles. It’s a great way to pass the time when you’re bored!


Before the update, I was barely playing anymore. With the Welcome Amiibo update, I was able to tap in my dream villager and invite her to move in. Now I’m playing every day to make sure she’s happy and won’t move. It’s the only thing motivating me to keep playing! I love this new addition to the game… and it makes me want to collect more amiibo cards. I’m also a huge fan of the campsite and RV items. I appreciate how it all connects with the MEOW coupons and how you have to complete new ‘missions’ to get the… Read more »


Before the update I wouldn’t have touched the cards with a ten foot pole. Now that I can scan and choose which villagers can come to live in my town I am hooked. For example we decided to have a town of all mice. That was almost impossible to imagine pulling off before. Absolutely love the update! Thank you so much Nintendo!


My favorite thing about the update is all the new items they added and the 50 new villagers. I also love the new puzzle game they added, it’s so fun!

Terry Irving

What I love best, and it’s hard to pick just one thing, but I would have to say, the daily initiatives to earn the Meow Coupons … even when you have played the game as long as I have and are running multiple towns, it makes each new day less ho-hum with just the same old things to do. Now there are new tasks to do each day and an added challenge to fulfill the small quests … i guess I have always like that questing aspect of gameplay and now I can enjoy it in Animal Crossing Welcome Amiibo!!


My favourite thing about the New Update, is the ability to play Puzzle League and Desert Island Escape. It seems small, but it’s super fun. I also really love all of the new items that came out.

Enzo Voci

My favourite part of the update is being able to use a WiiU or 3DS to play Puzzle League or Desert island in my own ACNL home!!

Dearie Desu

I play it daily so when I get to see my son again one day, he can see all the gifts and letters I gave to his account when we made his character back when he was 4 years old. He will be so excited to play the game since he didn’t get to play when updated and having the mini console games just like I do in real life. I dressed up his house with space and camp as part of the promise of continuing to spend time with him watching the stars and camping with him when we… Read more »


What I love most about the new update are the town initiatives! After having played the game since it initially came out, it’s so great to have some daily missions to give me incentive to come back and spend time on the game each day. And the MEOW coupons are a great bonus!


I love the new features especially using puzzle league on a wii u or 3ds. Great update can’t wait for more.


Love all the new villagers you can get with the cards, having a lot of fun collecting my favorites. I also really like the town initiatives, really keeps me coming back everyday to get something done in my town!


I love the town initiatives and the CAT Machine. I feel like it adds to the continued replayability of the game. Also, I love that one of my favourite animals from the original GameCube is returning in the Welcome Amiibo update: Boots, an adorable green alligator. And Harv is the best.