It's been just over 3 years since Animal Crossing: New Leaf came out on 3DS, but it's about to get a significant new update, bringing amiibo support and new content.
Those Animal Crossing collectible cards released alongside Happy Home Designer will also come in handy, as using them will prompt that specific villager to appear in your town.
Amiibo will unlock new furniture, it seems - screenshots of Splatoon furniture shared by the official Japanese Twitter feed suggest that it won't be restricted to just the Animal Crossing amiibo series.
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The update is timed to coincide with the release of the Animal Crossing mobile game this autumn. This could mean we'll see some interaction between the two games.