I too was skeptical about Amiibo Festival until I bought it and tried it for myself. I absolutely LOVE it. You can do a lot more on it then people are led to believe. I don't want to go into the details to SPOIL it for anybody who dislikes that kind of thing.
Now reading the news that you can play online adds the extra KICK to make me even more happy that I bought it.
"Now reading the news that you can play online adds the extra KICK to make me even more happy that I bought it."
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival does not feature online play. The source of that post was made in July 2015, several months before the game came out. Those were simply placeholder art sleeves which contained preliminary and unconfirmed information.
(Do they guess, do they see) What is happening to me?
(Have they heard, do they know) What went down in Tokyo?