The long-awaited update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf is available for download as we speak.

This welcome news was announced during today's Animal Crossing Direct. The update brings amiibo support to the game for those playing on the New Nintendo 3DS or using the NFC Reader.

Fire up that 3DS and get playing. Once you've had a look around, let us know what you think of the new update by posting a comment below, and you can also get a breakdown on the new features right here.