Nintendo has just confirmed that Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be getting a fresh lease of life this year thanks to a free update which will enable amiibo support in the million-selling 3DS title.

While this isn't news in itself - we knew about this a while back - the game will also be getting a fresh release in both physical and digital formats.

We'll also be getting 50 new Animal Crossing amiibo cards which showcase entirely new animals, and there will be a special Animal Crossing Direct broadcast in the Autumn.