Will Animal Crossing: New Horizons work with amiibo?
Best Answer: Yes, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will support Animal Crossing amiibo figures and cards.
How do amiibo work in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Your amiibo can do different things depending on where you are in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can invite villagers to your island's campsite if you've built one. You can also visit Harvey's Island and take photos with both NPCs and villagers. As of the 2.0 update, players can invite villagers and NPCs to The Roose café to hang out and drink coffee with Brewster. You'll also be able to build vacation homes for villagers and NPCs on the island resort in the game's Happy Home Paradise DLC.
So there are both amiibo figures and cards for Animal Crossing?
That's correct. For Animal Crossing, there are two types of amiibo collectibles available: the standard plastic toy figures and two different series of collectible cards.
For the amiibo figures, the following characters are available at the moment:
- Isabelle - Summer Outfit
- Isabelle - Winter Outfit
- Timmy & Tommy
- Tom Nook
There are several series of amiibo cards that are compatible with New Horizons:
- Series 1-4 amiibo cards
- Series 5 amiibo cards
- Welcome amiibo cards
- amiibo Festival cards
- Sanrio amiibo cards
The Welcome amiibo set has 50 total cards, while the regular Series collection has 100 cards in Series 1-4 and 48 cards in Series 5, creating a pool of 448 cards total. There are three cards in the amiibo Festival set for the Nintendo Wii U and six Sanrio-themed villagers that give access to some adorable furniture.
Some exclusive villagers can only be obtained with their corresponding amiibo cards. Both NPC amiibo figures and amiibo cards serve the same purpose in New Horizons. This is different from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where figures allowed players to access NPC RVs at the camping ground, while NPC amiibo cards only granted players a picture of the NPC.
Which Animal Crossing amiibo are compatible with New Horizons?
All villager amiibo cards are compatible with New Horizons. As for figures and NPC amiibo cards, only characters who organically show up in the game are compatible with the game. This means that you won't be able to scan in NPCs like Nat, Pelly, Phyllis, or Digby, for example. NPCs like Labelle, Pavé, Leif, and Sable can be summoned into the game with cards, even if they don't have corresponding figurines.
A personal getaway
While amiibo figures and cards aren't mandatory for enjoying your time in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it can make things easier to invite certain villagers to your island or design vacation homes for them archipelago. Bonding with NPCs by inviting them for coffee, designing homes for them, or even taking pictures with them outside of their regular routine can also enrich your experience.
Embark on a permanent vacation on a tropical island
Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes you to a tropical island paradise with your favorite animal friends. Make your home, craft items, participate in activities with animal NPCs, invite friends, and more. Tom Nook will gladly accept your bells for your new island home.
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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.