Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival revealed, coming holiday 2015

Mario Party meets Amiibo, wallets cry.

Nintendo has announced a new Animal Crossing game for Wii U! But wait - it's called Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival.

It's a strange mix of Mario Party, the board game mode in Smash Bros. for Wii U and Animal Crossing characters. It's due out "holiday 2015".

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The new Animal Crossing Amiibo line-up.

Amiibo Festival also works with the Animal Crossing amiibo that were spotted online a couple of days ago.

Fan-favourite characters such as Tom Nook, Isabelle, Mable and KK Slider will be available to buy in Amiibo form to use in the game.

Plenty of familiar Animal Crossing inhabitants show up in digital form, too - such as Joan, the boar who sells you turnips - as you travel round a game board and activate little scenarios involving the characters.

It is the second Animal Crossing game due this year, after the already-announced 3DS title Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. Find the new footage of both below:

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