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Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival is Announced for Wii U

Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival at their E3 2015 press conference.

The game is coming some time this holiday as a bundle with the game, two Amiibo figurines, and three Amiibo cards. Featured above, you can view the game’s reveal trailer.

While most fans expected another similar game in the series, the new game is essentially a dynamic board game, in which you fight to collect the most Happy Points. The board can be the same layout, while spaces and environments can change, depending on the season. You can even buy turnips and use various stratagem to decide where to make it big on the market.

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Here is the press blurb, via Nintendo:

You party animal!

The Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival game is a brand-new way to play with your favorite Animal Crossing characters. Your amiibo figures are front-and-center in this party game, and you’ll get to use them with fun content. Bring to life an expansive and dynamic board game where the board is based on the months of the year like the core Animal Crossing series. The goal? Make your villager the happiest in town and party hard with your friends.

Features

  • Party with favorite Animal Crossing characters like Isabelle and Tom Nook—who have become amiibo.
  • Experience the Animal Crossing universe in light-hearted board games based on the calendar, including the four seasons and seasonal events.
  • Bring your amiibo to the party, collect Happy Points, play with your friends, and save your Happy Points to your amiibo to expand your own game even more.
  • Use Animal Crossing amiibo cards in fun minigames.

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival is coming out this holiday.

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