The long-anticipated update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Welcome amiibo, was dropped today by Nintendo in the midst of a mini Nintendo Direct. So far, there are some neat additions worth mentioning.
First off, you can invite certain villagers to your town thanks to the amiibo cards they’ve been releasing this year. For me, I’ve been picking off the ones I want from eBay, and I couldn’t be happier. Why? Because, you remember that villager you loved who moved away? Well, you can invite them to camp in the new RV campground and then convince them to move back to town.
No, they won’t remember you from before, but you’ll still have your old friends back. That means I’ll be welcoming back Chèvre, Rodney, Bunnie, and others as I can.
Also, there’s a form of currency available for completing tasks around town, and those MEOW coupons are good for goods in the campground. There’s furniture there that can’t be had anywhere else, so it’s worth checking out.
Also, there’s a new upgrade thanks to your
loan sharks friends at Nook Homes: a super secret storage space in your home, perfect for hoarding away the things that inevitably fill up your house. At less than 200,000 bells, it’s positively a deal.
More than anything, though, this update gives you new reasons to go visit your old friends again, just in time for the fun of fall and the coming snows of winter. Remember, it’s almost aurora season, and you can build snow people again and… why did any of us ever stop playing this game anyway?
Welcome amiibo is a free update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf and is available now through the Nintendo 3DS eShop.