Nintendo is finally bringing the Animal Crossing series to Wii U, though not how you may anticipate. During Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event, the company announced Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, which will bring the board game sensibilities of Mario Party to the Animal Crossing series. As the title suggests, it will also extensively make use of Nintendo’s toys-to-life line, Amiibo.

ACAF - Promo ArtSimilar to Mario PartyAnimal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will have a group of players moving along a board game, doing tasks and minigames to see who can amass the most points. Details beyond that are quite thin, though a new Animal Crossing Amiibo set is being made for the game, which will consist of toys-to-life figures for familiar Animal Crossing personalities, namely Isabelle, Mabel, Tom Nook and KK Slider. The Isabelle figure is also confirmed to function in another upcoming Wii U release, Super Mario Maker.

This quartet of Animal Crossing figures is not to be confused with the set of Amiibo cards being made for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS, which was announced a couple of months ago during a Nintendo Direct Broadcast, and was given a release date of September 25th during E3’s Nintendo Digital Event. These cards will also coincide with a release of a special Amiibo adapter that will allow 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS users to make use of Amiibo functionality in compatible games. Currently, only New 3DS XL owners (and New 3DS owners in international territories) can scan and use Amiibo figures in compatible games.

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will launch for Holiday 2015. Keep decorating Eggplante for all news and updates on the Animal Crossing series.

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