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After finding out that the amiibo update had to be brought at the e-shop it was sad I have no idea how it works and I can't even ask for permisson to use the e-shop becouse I already know it would be a NO

So I only have these options 1. Delete my whole save on animal crossing new leaf (start from scratch)(the game is mine btw) Or 2. Buy a new game card/cartridge and still have my old town on the other (this option is least likely to happen)

But first I need to know if it's worth it so if I delete my whole save file or buy a new game card/cartridge will I still have to buy the amiibo update? (I don't have any friends registered)

And if it matters I never deleted my save on animal crossing (but I know how) and I started my town on the Christmas on the year the game came out

  • I'm a bit confused. Are you asking if purchasing a new cartridge will contain the amiibo update for free? Do you think erasing your whole game file will make the update appear for free? Why is buying a new cartridge a more likely option than buying the update in the e-shop? ("least likely" vs "I already know it will be NO") – Steve-O Aug 20 '17 at 12:30
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The only way to get the amiibo update is to either create a Nintendo Network ID to be able to download it for free on the Nintendo eShop, or, buy a retail copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Deleting your save and starting over isn't going to do anything.

Seeing as how the update is free, if you kindly ask your parent/guardian to allow you to make a NNID and download it they hopefully should say yes. If that's not possible, you can always create a NNID with a fake email and just disable the account after you've downloaded the update. Note that you do need internet access.

Hopefully this helps!

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No. You should never restart your game because you'll lose everything, but if you do, the game cardrage will forever be updated. Sadly if you buy a new game, it might not be updated, so ask the person your buying from to give you the 2017 model.

  • An update through the app store isn't tied to the cartridge; it's tied to the Nintendo ID. – Frank Dec 9 '17 at 14:33

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