Nintendo announces a fifth series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards, new information coming soon

Animal Crossing Series 5 Amiibo Cards
Animal Crossing Series 5 Amiibo Cards (Image credit: Nintendo)

What you need to know

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons lets you choose which villagers get to move in with amiibo cards.
  • Nintendo announced a fifth series of Animal Crossing cards.
  • No release date for the new cards has been confirmed.

After re-releasing the elusive Sanrio amiibo cards which featured themed items from Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Nintendo seems to want to expand their amiibo card catalogue even further. The company announced in a tweet today that a fifth series of amiibo cards are coming to retail stores, which will be compatible with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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The previous four series and the Welcome amiibo series each had 100 and 50 cards respectively, and so far only eight new villagers were introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Given that NPC amiibo cards — which sometimes repeat throughout each of the series — made up less than 20 of the cards in series one to four, it either means that series five will be smaller, or new villagers are coming to the game.

In the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, a new trailer for an upcoming Animal Crossing Direct was revealed. There's no news on when it will premiere outside of "October", nor was the length of the presentation disclosed. They did announce that fan-favorite NPC Brewster and his café The Roost will make a return in a future update. We'll be sure to keep you updated when new information arises.

Are you going to collect the new cards? How complete are your current collections? Let us know in the comments below!

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.