Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – EU and JP release date, official website, more

Animal CrossingRelease date

Today, Nintendo has decided to reveal a lot of things regarding Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. First, we have the release date for Europe and Japan:

  • Europe: November 20th
  • Japan: November 21st

Next, we have the contents of the bundle available at launch (which seems to be the only way to get it at retail), which is the same in Europe and Japan:

  • the game itself (disc)
  • three amiibo cards (Goldie, Rosie, Stitches)
  • two amiibo (Isabelle and Digby)

We don’t know the price of the bundle in Europe, but in Japan, it will cost 6 480 Yen (taxes included). Also, the Digby amiibo will only be included for a limited time, so you will have to be quick if you’re planning to get it with the bundle!

Also, Nintendo will release a Triple Pack in Europe, including the following amiibo:

  • Cyrus
  • K.K.
  • Reese

Finally, the following Animal Crossing amiibo will be released on November 20th in Europe:

  • Isabelle
  • Digby
  • Tom Nook
  • Mabel
  • Lottie
  • Reese
  • Cyrus
  • K.K.

Source: Nintendo

Head after the break for even more Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival news!

Overview video

This morning, Nintendo uploaded the overview video for Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. It shows the various features of the game, starting with the main attraction: the Sugoroku board game. You use your amiibo to throw a die, and your character moves depending on the number you get. Each time it stops on a space, it triggers a special activity, which allows you to get (or lose!) some Bells.

The goal of this mode is pretty simple: get as many bells as possible. The thing is, you never know on which space you’re going to end up, and how many bells you will get. However, you can chose your route, which may very well be the key to victory.

And just like in a regular Animal Crossing game, the seasons come and go, and the board changes accordingly. This has an impact not just on the look of the board, but also on the activities you end up doing whenever you stop on a space.

What’s more, there’s also various special events, such as a Carnival, an Insect Hunting competition, and much more. The trailer below also shows how you can customise the board by adding various elements (houses or additional spaces for examples).

As for the amiibo, they’re used in various ways. If you simply tap one on the GamePad, you can fill up the “Happiness Gauge” of your character: the more happy, the more actions it can do (it’s also possible to fill the gauge while playing). You can even get happiness tickets that way: they are used to play various mini-games on the Play Island such as a Quizz, Mr Resetti’s Whack-a-mole, and more. However, you will need amiibo cards to play them.

Here’s the overview video for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer:

Official website

Nintendo also opened the official website for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer in Japan. There, you can find several gameplay clips about the Sugoroku Mode and the mini-games: we merged them in a single video, to be found below!

Finally, here’s some screencaps from the official website:

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (Wii U) comes out on November 20th in Europe, November 21st in Japan, and later this year in North America.



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