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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo has scheduled new maintenance for Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo taking place next week. There should be downtime of roughly 90 minutes.

Here’s the schedule:

– 4:30 PM PT (November 7) – 6 PM PT (November 7)
– 7:30 PM ET (November 7) – 9 PM ET (November 7)
– 12:30 AM in the UK (November 8) – 2 AM in the UK (November 8)
– 1:30 AM in Europe (November 8) – 3 AM in Europe (November 8)


Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s new update was explained in-depth during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct. As it turns out though, what was said during the presentation didn’t cover everything. Players on Reddit have been compiling a list of smaller tidbits Nintendo didn’t touch on.

For instance, it’s now possible to sit on rocks and floor cushions. Other additions include new fortune cookie items, NPC animations, customizable items, and more. Nintendo has also addressed some of the game’s glitches.

Head past the break for the full lineup of details.

Nintendo UK added a new interview to its website today centered around the new Animal Crossing: New Leaf update. General producer Katsuya Eguchi and Animal Crossing series producer Hisashi Nogami spoke about various topics, including why camper vans were chosen. You can read up on Eguchi and Nogami’s various comments below.

There’s been a lot of footage of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf update, and now there are eight more videos to check out, courtesy of Nintendaan. He shows off the two mini-games, Puzzle League and Desert Island Escape, as well as Felyne (Monster Hunter), Inkwell (Splatoon), Isabelle, and Villager’s RVs.

Since there are so many videos, we’ve placed them after a break:

The Villager amiibo is compatible with Animal Crossing: New Leaf after applying today’s update, but not in the traditional sense. Rather than bringing a resident to your town, you’ll instead be treated to some Nintendo-related items. You can see this for yourself below.

With Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s new update, Nintendo added in compatibility with a bunch of amiibo. In the English Animal Crossing Direct broadcast earlier today, we heard about the likes of Splatoon and Zelda. However, in the Japanese presentation, the recently-released Monster Hunter Stories figures were specifically mentioned as well.

Even though Capcom’s Monster Hunter Stories amiibo are only being sold in Japan currently, they’re actually compatible with the English version of New Leaf. The text has been localized and everything. If you’ve imported any of the figures, they should work!


With today’s new Animal Crossing: New Leaf update, Nintendo added in compatiblity with the new Zelda amiibo. See what the Wolf Link and Ganon villagers look like below.

Update: Added in another video below.

Original: Animal Crossing: New Leaf is now available to all players. YouTube user Crystal Dreams has shared some footage of the new content, available via the video below.

Nintendo has shared a handful of new images from Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, the update for the base game and retail re-release. Find a bunch of screenshots and art below.

Now that today’s Animal Crossing Direct has concluded, Nintendo sent out an official announcement about the new update available for New Leaf. Read it in full below for a full rundown of information.

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 2, 2016 – In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo threw a rustic party for a free downloadable software update for the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game. The free update launched this morning alongside the Nintendo Direct, and will also launch as part of a packaged version with the full game called Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in December. This updated version of the classic Animal Crossing: New Leaf game adds amiibo functionality, which opens up a whole neighborhood of fun new possibilities. By tapping the new Welcome amiibo cards for Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo launching Dec. 2 and the 16 previously released Animal Crossing amiibo figures, you can welcome villagers in their very own RVs to a special new RV campground.

“This new update will appeal to people who never picked up the original game, and all its new features will excite fans of the Animal Crossing franchise,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The update breathes new life into Animal Crossing: New Leaf and offers more fun compatibility for your amiibo figures and cards.”

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