The latest update for the 3DS has arrived, and it’s arguably one of the most exciting updates so far, enabling users to change and save up to 8 layouts of the HOME Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements, and also adding the anticipated amiibo support for older systems.

Below is the official changlog for 3DS system update version 9.6.0-24:

Changes to HOME Menu:

A Home Menu Layout setting has been added to HOME Menu Settings. Users can save and load up to 8 layouts of the HOME Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements

Changes to Theme Shop:

Additional categories have been added under “View More” for easier navigation of the Theme Shop

Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS Systems Only:

Changes to HOME Menu Settings

amiibo Settings has been added to HOME Menu Settings. amiibo Settings allows users to register an amiibo owner and nickname, delete data written to an amiibo by supported software, or reset an amiibo*

*This feature will require a peripheral device scheduled to launch in 2015

As noted, added amiibo support for older 3DS units will require a NFC Reader / Writer peripheral device scheduled to launch sometime in 2015.

Let us know in the comments what you think of this latest update for the 3DS.

[via en-americas-support.nintendo.com]