Calling All Party Animals! You’re Invited to Attend the Happiest Festival of the Year!

Bring Animal Crossing amiibo to Life in Animal
Crossing: amiibo Festival for Wii U

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Are you ready to party like an animal? Like, a literal animal.
Like a dog. Or an otter. Or maybe even an alpaca! In the Animal
Crossing: amiibo Festival
game, launching exclusively for
the Wii
U
console on Nov. 13, you and up to three friends can play as your
favorite characters from the too-adorable-for-words Animal Crossing
universe. Fan-favorite characters like Isabelle, Tom Nook and newest
resident Lottie come to life in the game when you scan the new Animal
Crossing
amiibo
figures, also launching in stores on Nov. 13. Animal Crossing: amiibo
Festival
is overflowing with fun game modes to play and
family-friendly activities to participate in. At this festival, the only
goal is to have fun, make animal villagers as happy as possible and
party with your friends. It doesn’t get any better than that!


Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is a new way to play with some
of your favorite Animal Crossing characters,” said Scott Moffitt,
Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“With colorful graphics and accessible game play, it’s the perfect
festival to attend with every member of the family.”

In Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, your amiibo are the stars!
To play the game, you will need at least one of the eight new Animal
Crossing
amiibo. The game includes both Isabelle and Digby amiibo
figures, so once you buy the game you are good to go. To enhance the
game experience and exponentially increase the amount of cuteness in
your household, the other six Animal Crossing amiibo figures will
also be available to purchase. Mabel and Tom Nook are sold as standalone
figures at a suggested retail price of $12.99 each, and a 3-pack of
Reese, Cyrus and K.K. is available at a suggested retail price of
$34.99. Finally, Lottie, a new character introduced in Animal
Crossing Happy Home Designer
, will be available on Nov. 22 at a
suggested retail price of $12.99.

Have you ever wanted to be as outspoken as Lottie? Or have the business
sense of Tom Nook? For the first time in the Animal Crossing
series, once you tap one of the Animal Crossing amiibo to the Wii
U GamePad controller, you play as that animal character! And up to three
friends can scan in their compatible amiibo as well to join the fun
party. So don’t forget to ask your friends to “B.Y.O.A. (Bring Your Own
amiibo)” if they come over to play.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival features many different game
modes, with the main attraction being a board game adventure for up to
four players. The dynamic board game is inspired by the months of the
year, so you can choose to play during the snow-covered wintry months or
the sun-soaked summer while enjoying classic Animal Crossing
events like “Bunny Day” and fishing tournaments.

In Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, the happiest player wins.
And sure, playing the game itself will make you happy, but having
the biggest smile on your face after playing is only a bonus. To win,
you must collect “happy points” as you roll dice, travel around the
board and land on spaces to see your character perform fun activities
like catching fish and going to the flea market. Each space you land on
will either give you happy points or take them away, depending on the
activity. The player with the most happy points at the end of the game
wins!

In addition to the main board game, festivalgoers can also enjoy
activities like escaping from a desert island, taking a challenging (but
fun!) Animal Crossing quiz and running around a garden to collect
acorns while outrunning a lawnmower – you know, like animals do when
they get together to celebrate a festival. There are also eight
mini-games in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival that use amiibo
cards, which are also compatible with the Animal
Crossing: Happy Home Designer
game for the Nintendo
3DS
family of systems.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival kicks off in stores on Nov. 13
at a suggested retail price of $59.99. And remember: that includes the
Isabelle and Digby amiibo figures and three amiibo cards specific to Animal
Crossing: amiibo Festival
.

For more information about Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival,
visit http://animal-crossing.com/amiibo-festival/.
For a list of all amiibo that are compatible with the game, visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/compatibility.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
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