There’s a new Animal Crossing coming, complete with Amiibo Cards

Ben Parfitt
There’s a new Animal Crossing coming, complete with Amiibo Cards

Among Nintendo's numerous announcements last night was also confirmation of a brand new Animal Crossing spin-off.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, due out this autumn on 3DS, sees gamers playing as an interior decorator who must create amiable living quarters for an assortment of characters.

The game will also usher in Nintendo's first Amiibo Cards. These work in exactly the same way as the Amiibo figurines, using an in-built NFC chip to communicate with the Wii U or New 3DS XL.

Older 3DS models will require the use of an upcoming external NFC reader, which is now due out on the same day.

The Animal Crossing cards will allow players to introduce additional in-game extras such as new characters. And, as you might expect, the Amiibo Cards will retail for less than the figures, although the final prices have not yet been confirmed.

Here's a trailer:

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