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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is getting a massive amiibo-based update this year

Later this year, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is getting a huge patch that adds amiibo compatibility. To be clear, the update seems to support both amiibo cards (there's a picture of scanning a card and having the neighbor move in) and fi...   read

 
 
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What if -- bear with me -- the Overwatch cast were Animal Crossing villagers?

Wow, smash hit first-person shooter Overwatch and cult-classic chill out sim Animal Crossing, together at last! Thank you Renée for being good at drawing. These Blizzard-inspired creatures are all very cute.   read

 
 
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This fan-made video has me pining for a real Mario Kart 8 battle mode

After following up 7, Mario Kart 8 was a breath of fresh air. I loved playing it for months on end, there was just one major problem -- the "battle mode" sucked. I called Nintendo "out of their mind" back in 2014, and I stand by that s...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games coming to mobile platforms

Apps based on the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing series are in development for mobile platforms, Nintendo revealed today as part of the company's 2016 fiscal earnings report. The publisher plans to release both titles this autumn...   read

 
 
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Leaked amiibo listing

The new Kirby and Isabelle amiibo go on pre-order tomorrow at GameStop

An internal email given to Destructoid from a GameStop employee has informed us that the new Kirby series of amiibo go on pre-order tomorrow alongside Animal Crossing's Isabelle in her winter and summer outfits.  Each amiibo ...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing celebrates its 15th anniversary today

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Animal Crossing series. The original Nintendo 64 version of Animal Crossing (Doubutsu no Mori) was released in Japan on April 14, 2001, and was re-released on the GameCube later that same year. S...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing amiibo

Wave 3 of Animal Crossing amiibo cards out next month

Ah, the majestic amiibo. With Animal Crossing it has transcended a need for three dimensional form, reduce down to its utility: touch a thing against another thing. If that drinking game was enough to help you bear Animal Crossing amiibo Fe...   read

 
 
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Nendoroid Shizue

Cute ass Isabelle Animal Crossing toy being re-released

Nintendo partnered with Good Smile Company a couple years back for an Isabelle Nendoroid and followed that up with a winter uniform Isabelle. The original summer-suited look is getting a re-release next year. It will be available April 2016...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing amiibo

Next wave of Animal Crossing amiibo head to Europe on January 29

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed it -- the Mr. Resetti, Blathers, Kicks, and Celeste amiibo will all arrive on January 29 in the UK region.  This newest wave also includes Lucas, and nothing listed here will be a store exclusive in the...   read

 
 
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amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing amiibo Festival Drinking Games

Driving, sex, and watching baseball: what do these three things have in common? They can all be made better with alcohol.* The same can be said for board games. From beer checkers to battle shots, mankind has found fun and exciting ways t...   read

 
 


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The 'Nintendo in-print' Holiday gift guide

While much of modern society has moved on to the world of "electrons and information", there are two demographics that still eat up the printed page: kids and old people. Interestingly enough, these are also the two age groups who often lov...   read

 
 
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Review: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival

Earlier this year, Animal Crossing series director Aya Kyogoku was asked why she decided to make Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. She said it was because the team thought amiibo were cute and really wanted an Animal Crossing version of the...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: Home Designer will offer a gaming storefront option soon

I haven't really gotten into Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, but this new update that's on the horizon may sway me a bit. According to Tiny Cartridge, gaming items are coming, including kiosks for newer and retro Nintendo systems, 3DS...   read

 
 
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PSA: Mewtwo and Animal Crossing amiibo go on sale on Amazon in 15 minutes

Friends, Romans, amiibo-hunters: lend me your ears. The day is upon us for another amiibo release. It's a little bit of Smash Bros. and a lot of Animal Crossing. Mostly cute (like last time) with just a dash of badass. Mewtwo's kind of cute...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing

PSA: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is not a free download, it's actually a $60 bundle

Well, this kind of came out of nowhere, and I don't see a lot of people talking about it. Earlier this year during E3, Nintendo reps informed multiple outlets that Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival would be a free eShop download, and al...   read

 
 
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Video game ghost stories

Video game ghost stories #3: Buried in the ground

Journal Entry #1: I moved to a new town today. It was a last-minute decision, and I didn't even have a place picked out, so it was a little scary. Luckily, a raccoon named Nook showed me some really cheap houses to rent, so I now have a hom...   read

 
 
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Nintendo somehow finds a way to make Animal Crossing even more adorable

Millions of people love puppies. Millions of people also love Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. What happens when you put those two things together? Like chocolate and peanut butter, you get something spectacular! Here's to hoping this...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing

A lot of people are playing Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer has sold over two million copies since its release in Japan on July 30, 2015. Yes, really. 2.02M, to be precise -- even though North America and Europe didn't get the spin-off title until late last month....   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing

New Animal Crossing amiibo are cute as hell

Nintendo has revealed four new figures based on the Animal Crossing series for its amiibo toyline. The group, which includes Celeste, Mr. Resetti, Kicks, and Blathers, launches Dec. 17 in Japan. There's currently no word on when we can expe...   read

 
 
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Dig into an amiibo card and this is what you'll find

In the name of science, Michibiku tore into a duplicate Animal Crossing amiibo card to see what the innards would look like. About what you'd expect, really: a little chip and not much else. "Surprisingly, the tech isn't that evident in the...   read

 
 
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A full amiibo card collection will cost about $100 if you're a social creature

Collecting amiibo has, to this point, been largely an exercise in madness. Nintendo has shellacked us with a flurry of figures from across several lines, brands, and degrees of availability. At least we knew what we were getting (or not get...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is getting new items in Japan

Starting October 1, new items will be hitting Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer in Japan. They're mostly Mario related, including question mark blocks, shells, coins, stars, and even the iconic end of level flag. Also, there's ...   read

 
 
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amiibo cards

The first amiibo cards are up for pre-order

Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Animal Crossing amiibo cards. Be strong. 100 cards are in Series 1 and they're being sold in packs of six for $5.99. Currently, Amazon is limiting orders to four packs per person, though that may chan...   read

 
 
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Animal Crossing

This gorilla wants to give you gifts in the new Animal Crossing

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry while looking at Louie. He initially seems funny in an off-brand Donkey Kong sort of way, but the longer I stare, the more unsettling his appearance becomes. He's headed to Animal Crossing: Happy Home De...   read

 
 
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Review: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing's home design feature was actually the thing that got me hooked on the series in the first place. Back when I was addicted to building houses in The Sims, one of my friends came over for a visit and brought along his Ga...   read

 
 
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