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Nintendo reveals 'Miitopia' and 'Animal Crossing' expansion

You don't have to wait forever for your favorite villager to move in.
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Animal Crossing fans starting to get burnt out by the repetitive tasks in New Leaf -- hey, it's been years since it came out -- would love Nintendo's announcement. At the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, the gaming giant has announced a free software update for the old favorite that adds amiibo support and expands its world. If you have any of the 16 previously released Animal Crossing amiibos, scanning them invites the characters into your village, but not in the way you're familiar with. They come with their own RVs and stay in the brand new RV Campground overseen by a new character named Harvey.

The amiibos will also give you access to a new game within the game: you get Desert Island Escape if you're playing on the Wii U or Animal Crossing Puzzle League if you're playing on the 3DS. If you never bought New Leaf and want to try it out, though, you may want to wait for a bit. Nintendo is releasing the Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo pack on December 2nd for the 3DS. It comes with 50 amiibo cards featuring villagers from old games that you can scan and invite to your RV Campground. Besides these amiibo-related features, the update also gives you a camera mode for in-game selfies, a new storage room and other goodies.

Nintendo has also finally revealed what Miitopia is all about after mentioning it during another Direct presentation a couple of months ago. Turns out it's a cross between an RPG and Tomodachi Life, where you can choose your class/job and fight enemies. You can be a knight, a mage or what seems to be a cat, and in your downtime, your characters can train together and exchange gifts. Miitopia will be available in Japan on December 8th. Since you might have to wait for quite some time to be able to get it outside the company's home country, check out the trailer below to get a glimpse of the game.

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