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Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards coming this October

Nintendo’s first wave of Amiibo Cards coming October 2nd with hundreds of adorable cards to collect.

The first wave of Animal Crossing’s Amiibo cards arrive in Europe on October 2, Nintendo has announced. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will launch on the very same day for the Nintendo 3DS, a spinoff title compatible with the adorable line of Amiibo.

Hundred of cards will be available to collect, but getting your hands on all of them may prove to be a little bit tricky. Amiibo cards will be sold in blind packs of three for 300 yen in Japan, which is about £1.55 for us in the UK.

Judging by a package design uploaded to Nintendo of Norway’s website, this is just the first in a series of cards the company has planned for Animal Crossing. The franchise has hundreds of character designs to choose from, so this isn’t too surprising.

One card from each pack will be known as a “special,” although we aren’t sure exactly what this means. It could be a rare card or hide some sort of special amiibo functionality. We hope they’re shiny, shiny things are awesome.

Nintendo will start rolling out the cards alongside Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on July 30 in Japan. North American packs will contain six cards, compared to a measly three in the UK and Japan.

Official UK pricing for the packs are yet be announced, but we can expect to learn more leading up to the release of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer this October.

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