The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct just aired right now revealing a plethora of new features and information for the game. This included details on smartphone app connectivity, amiibo support, post launch update plans, and a lot more. The Nintendo Direct began with a reminder of the information revealed at E3 in the Treehouse livestream.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will let you scan QR code patterns from Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer using your smartphone to create custom design patterns. Voice chat will be supported through the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app with the phone keyboard. Nintendo also announced free updates for the game beginning with one on launch day. The March 20 update brings Bunny Day celebrations. If you have Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you will get special items on Nintendo Switch and in the smartphone game.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons supported amiibo

Animal Crossing amiibo figures and amiibo cards are supported in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can use this to invite villagers into an island inside the game that lets you take photographs by placing various characters as you please.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases on March 20 for Nintendo Switch. The India release details are here.