Nintendo has announced the release date of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, after being heavily rumored at after some leaks earlier this year. Nintendo also announced an Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival. Needless to say, fans of the series have gone wild with excitement after the announcement. You can watch the trailer for the game below.
— Sal Mattos (@salmattos) June 16, 2015
— しらほし ノ＾ㅅ ＾ﾉ” (@_ouija) June 16, 2015
However, not many fans have been so thrilled with the announcement of Amiibo Festival, with many saying that the game is merely a rip-off of Mario Party.
— Tyler DeHague (@Tyler_DeHague) June 16, 2015
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will see you use amiibo cards to scan characters in, who’ll then make special home design requests for you to meet. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is set to be released on September 25 in many parts of the world, and a week later on October 2 in other areas. Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will release holiday 2015 and is a board game that is an expanded version of the Amiibo Party mode of Mario Party 10. Amiibo are required to play the game.
What do you guys think of the announcement? Do you think that the game is trying too much to capitalize on Mario Party? Let us know in the comments below!
Luke Luby is a journalist currently based in Cork, Ireland. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Higher Diploma in English. For the last several years, he has been writing for a number of different publications.