One of my big hopes for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is that the Amiibo support (which we know is happening in some form) closely matches what was added in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo, which allowed you to invite the neighbours of your choice as long as you had the right Amiibo figures or cards.
I also decided that if it does offer this feature, then I'm going to limit myself to just three Amiibo invitees, so that I don't end up taking too many slots away from new random neighbours who I'd like to meet. And after much deliberation, I chose this trio;
1: Hopper (from Hopper's Amiibo card), because I love penguins and would like at least one to live on my island, I love the cranky-type villagers, and I've never had him in any of my previous towns.
2: Felyne (from the Monster Hunter Stories Navirou Amiibo), who I had in my New Leaf town, because I enjoy the Monster Hunter series and main a Felyne in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, and I absolutely love the Monster Hunter items that you can get from him.
3: Ganon (from the Super Smash Bros. Ganondorf Amiibo), who I also had in my New Leaf town, and who I found amusing because the typical cranky-type phrases seem to take on an unintended, and often unintentionally hilarious, sinister side when said by this villain. I love a good bad-guy, and the novelty of being able to have one as an Animal Crossing neighbour still hasn't worn off - it probably never will!
So, if New Horizons does use Amiibo in a similar way to New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo, which three neighbours would you choose to bring to your island?
apparently we'll be able to choose where villagers put their houses in NH, so I think I'd prefer for most of my villagers to be random since I felt very restricted in NL. I never let anyone move in or out for fear of messing up my landscaping.
that said, if I had to choose three I think I'd go with the three splatoon villagers. I hope they add two new villagers for pearl and marina, but out of the existing ones, def those two squirrels and that octopus. assuming dream towns make a return, I'd probably want to settle on a selection of villagers to match my town's aesthetic for the final dream update once I start getting tired of the game, and a splatoon theme is one that I'm considering.
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Angie from Maplerow, Ranae from Wayfield and Olive from Yorkwood
The three that I was always limited to were: Ganon, Epona, and Wolf L.
So, those are really my only choices! the AC:NL Welcome Amiibo cards are already super expensive! I agree with what Ard said. I'd like to see them re-release these or something similar to give everyone a chance to buy them.
If I had 3 amiibos to let in without lowering the amount of random villagers, I would say Blaire from the series 2 amino card set, Goldie, and if I can find an amiibo for the character by the time of release. Joker’s amiibo figure for Smash. If not available I would either try resetti’s amiibo or peanut.
I have all three of them in my NL town, since they're the coolest in my view. Ganon and Sprocket are both amiibo exclusive in NL, and Ribbot I bought from here many years ago. All three are still in my town to this day!
My towns never feel quite like 'home' without Olivia. I hope she will be one of my first villagers but if not then it would be nice to invite her.
I had Papi in AC:NL and he is great. So he is another one I would like to invite at some point. Otherwise I am currently planning to just see which random ones I get. That is how I got Papi after all in NL and that worked out really well.
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