'Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival' release: Second wave to be unveiled on November 21; Includes four new animal characters


Japanese gaming giant Nintendo recently announced that it will be releasing four new Animal Crossing Amiibo figures to follow the release of “Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.”

Dubbed as the second wave, the characters included are Resetti, Blathers, Kicks and Celeste which are expected to be unveiled on November 21 after the first wave hits the market. Collectors can first get their hands on the initial batch of figures which has individual packages for Isabelle, Lottie, Digby, Reese, Mabel, Cyrus and Tom Nook.

The news has been first confirmed via Japanese Nintendo website and it will be available in their region reportedly starting December 17. It remains to be seen if they will have a North American release for either the first or second wave for United States and Canada amiibo festival.

With 12 figurines in total, there is also a bundle that have Digby and Isabelle which starts selling 6,400 yen or roughly $53 dollars while Nintendo has previously made available a three-pack bundle featuring K.K. Slider, Reese and Cyrus, IGN reports.

All the new animal amiibo figures are compatible with “Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival” exclusive for Wii U.

On another note, the Happy Home Designer will have their own cards available for Nintendo 3DS. The cards introduce players to different Animal Crossing creatures that have their own personalities and various needs for places where they can live.

Meanwhile, for collectors in America, six past characters from “Super Smash Bros” will make a comeback for both Wii U and 3DS. These figures are Captain Falcon, Lucario, Fox, Shulk, Little Mac and Geninja. No official date has been made yet regarding their re-launch but it is expected that they will be restocked in the next coming months.

Bringing back old amiibo is said to follow Nintendo’s decision to re-release Wii Fit Trainer and Fit Amiibo toys in June. Two of the best-selling amiibo Shovel Knight and Chibi-Robo will also make their return, Christian Post shares.