Welcome amiibo

Free* update out now!

A free* software update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf is available now, expanding your town's horizons with a brand new area, additional games, amiibo compatibility, and other new features!

After the update you can keep on playing in your existing town, or start fresh in a whole new town!

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A brand new area called the campground is now open! Some animals that you invite to your town may turn up here with their camper. Pop by for a chat and you might be able to trade items with them. Some can even move into your town!

Earn MEOW Coupons for carrying out town initiatives!

Trade MEOW Coupons for Bells or furniture at the campground, including furniture from Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and all-new items!

You can use Animal Crossing amiibo cards and figures (sold separately) to invite animals to your village or get new items!

Take photos of villagers or amiibo characters with the amiibo Camera!

There are amiibo collaborations with other series, too!

Play a pair of new additional games.

It's a puzzle popularity contest! Flip tiles to make lines of three or more identical icons, horizontally or vertically to wipe them off screen.

Choose three animals from your village and explore islands in search of escape in this turn-based game!

Rearrange furniture quickly with the Touch Screen!

Link your Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer save data and furniture from that game will be added to the Timmy & Tommy shopping catalog!

How to update

To get the update, just connect your Nintendo 3DS family system to the internet and start the game. A notification will appear, prompting you to visit Nintendo eShop to download the software update.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

If you don't already own the game, it's also possible to purchase Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo from Nintendo eShop, which already includes the update.

Each packaged version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo comes with one of the new Animal Crossing amiibo cards.

How to use amiibo

If you own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can use amiibo on the NFC area on the bottom screen. You can also use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS via the NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately)!

New Animal Crossing amiibo cards!

A new series of 50 Animal Crossing amiibo cards are now available. Each one features an animal that hasn’t been seen in Animal Crossing: New Leaf before.

The Sanrio Collaboration Pack amiibo cards are available too!

The previous series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards (sold separately) are compatible too!