Animal Crossing is filled with characters who have lots of humour and personality, and now you can get to know them better with Animal Crossing amiibo cards.

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, you can tap Animal Crossing amiibo cards to invite your favourite characters into your game and design their perfect home!

Series 1 and Series 2 feature 100 cards each, with more series to come!

Each pack contains three randomly selected amiibo cards from the series: 1 special amiibo card and 2 regular amiibo cards.

Call your favourite villagers into your game using the amiibo phone.

Throw a housewarming party for a client and invite up to four villagers.

With regular amiibo cards, assign villagers to jobs in your newly built town facilities.

Share furniture items with your friends by saving a completed design to the character’s amiibo card.

Own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL?

You can use amiibo cards by tapping them on the NFC area on the bottom of the screen.

Own a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS?

You can use amiibo cards via the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately).

Become a Superstar – it's Mario Sports time!

Take to the field with an all-star line-up in Mario Sports Superstars, an action-packed selection of supercharged sports only for Nintendo 3DS family systems. Set your squad of Super Mario favourites on the road to superstardom in five of the world’s most popular sports, and compete with others nearby and online*!

There are five cards to collect for each character – that’s one for each sport! Packs are available to purchase separately, and there are 90 cards to collect in total. Can you grab them all?

Some kind of Superstar

Once you’ve achieved Star Character status with one of your characters, you can tap in an amiibo card of that character to begin a fun minigame called Road to Superstar. If you’re successful, that character will then become a Superstar! Superstar characters are at the top of their game, and you can even use them in multiplayer to get the upper hand on friends and foes.

What’s more, you can use amiibo cards to unlock cool new gear for your characters to use, like tennis rackets, baseball bats and more.

*Wireless internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.

Software bundle

Look out for specially-marked packs* of Mario Sports Superstars at launch, which include one randomly selected amiibo card as well as a handy chart, so you can keep track of your collection!

Using amiibo

If you own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can use amiibo on the NFC area on the bottom screen. You can also use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS via the NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately).