During today’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, Nintendo revealed that a new set of ACHN amiibo cards will be available in stores in November. In late September, the publisher revealed its plans for the Direct, promising a flurry of news centered on ACHN’s long-awaited Brewster update.
Fortunately, players won’t have to wait long for the content to become available. Brewster and The Roost will finally join New Horizons on November 5, according to the livestream. As a result, villagers will be able to visit Brewster’s coffee shop in no time.
Series 5 of the Animal Crossing #amiibo cards will also launch on 05/11. Use them, along with other Animal Crossing amiibo cards, to invite characters to your island or to be clients in #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons – Happy Home Paradise! pic.twitter.com/WsaeTfK6Gl
— Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) October 15, 2021
And players who want to meet up with friends for a good cup of Joe via multiplayer will soon be satisfied as well. While today’s Direct focused on Brewster and the café, the pigeon’s impending arrival wasn’t the only exciting news that Animal Crossing fans received.
The publisher announced plans to release a new batch of ACHN amiibo cards on November 5 – the same day as the Brewster update – near the end of the New Horizons-focused Nintendo Direct. This is the fifth series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards, a 48-card set that will be released in stages.
Fans can expect new Animal Crossing characters as well as classic island residents who have never been immortalized in card form before in the latest series. Even better, users who visit Brewster’s café will be able to invite other characters to join them by using compatible amiibo cards. Each pack will contain six cards in total and will be available in select stores.
This is great news for Animal Crossing fans who want to add to their amiibo card collection. But let’s hope the reseller market doesn’t take hold as it has in the past. For example, amiibo card scalpers caused a shortage in early 2020, forcing Nintendo to quickly roll out a restock.
Today’s Direct in general was exactly what the doctor ordered for New Horizons, especially after such a long period of no major updates. To the chagrin of many, the game even skipped E3 2021. However, it appears that things on the island are improving.