[Update] Animal Crossing amiibo cards: collaboration with Sanrio in Japan and Europe

Update: during today’s Animal Crossing Direct (on November 2nd), Nintendo announced that the special packs of Animal Crossing amiibo cards would launch on November 25th in Europe.


During yesterday’s Nintendo 3DS Direct presentation, Nintendo announced that the Animal Crossing series would get a 5th series of amiibo cards. This new series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be launched on November 3rd in Japan, November 11th in Europe, and December 2nd in North America, and will feature animals that do not appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

And today, Nintendo announced a special collaboration with Sanrio, in Japan. On November 3rd, Nintendo will launch special packs of amiibo cards. Those packs include the following:

  • 2 Animal Crossing amiibo cards, picked up at random
  • 1 seal, also picked at random

But what’s interesting about the cards is that they’re unique. There’s 6 of them, and they all feature a specific animal. Just like other cards, when you scan it in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the animal will come live in your village. It will bring its own furniture, in its camping car.

What makes those 6 cards so special is that the furniture is based on a famous Sanrio character: Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Little Twin Stars, My Melody, Keroppi, and Cinnamoroll. About the seals included in the packs: they feature a special illustration with a famous Animal Crossing character and one of the Sanrio characters:

  • Isabelle x Hello Kitty
  • Timmy & Tommy x Little Twin Stars
  • Mr. Resetti x Pompompurin
  • Lottie x My Melody
  • Kapp’n x Keroppi
  • K. K. Slider x Cinnamoroll

Unfortunately, there’s a catch: the Sanrio characters will not appear in the game, just the special furniture.

Here’s what the cards, the seals, and the packaging look like:

Finally, here’s a promotional video for this collaboration:

Those special packs of Animal Crossing amiibo cards will launch on November 3rd in Japan, on the same day as the regular new packs.

Source: Nintendo



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10 thoughts on “[Update] Animal Crossing amiibo cards: collaboration with Sanrio in Japan and Europe

  • 4 November 2016 at 4 h 18 min

    waitttt does that mean we wont be able to have the villagers in our towns??? i really wanted the keroppi one and the little twin stars one :(

  • 7 November 2016 at 1 h 13 min

    Sooo, any word on if America gets the Sanrio x Animal Crossing cards? If not do the european ones work with an American 3DS? Thanks!

    • 7 November 2016 at 8 h 54 min

      Fairly certain nothing is planned for the Sanrio cards in North America (wasn’t mentioned in the Direct or the PR). But if the Monster Hunter Stories amiibo are any indication, the content is still available in the NA version of the game. So if you can import the amiibo cards, you should be able to use them (amiibo are not region-locked).

  • 8 November 2016 at 5 h 20 min

    can people in America order these items and use them on their systems

    • 8 November 2016 at 14 h 47 min

      As I wrote above: yup. There’s no reason it shouldn’t work.

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