E3 2015: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival Announced

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Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival | oprainfall

During today’s Nintendo Digital Event at E3, the company announced a new title in the Animal Crossing franchise. No, not Happy Home Designer (though they did show that off a bit.) No, the new title is a known as Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival.

The game appears to be something of a mix of Mario Party and The Game of Life. Players will move along a game board designed like a town you may see in Animal Crossing, though with different spaces for players to land on. It appears as though any space you land on with give you different scenarios, which will cause you to gain or lose money, much like the classic board game. The object of the game is to apparently build up as much happiness as possible.

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival | oprainfall

Players will be able to control classic franchise characters like Isabelle, Tom Nook, K.K. Slider and Mabel Able. Each of these characters will have corresponding amiibo released with the game, which appears to be how players will be able to use them.

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival doesn’t have a solid release date at this point, but it will be coming out later this holiday season for Wii U.

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