During E3 Nintendo announced Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival for the Wii U, to operate the game will require Amiibo’s which will operate as your characters in the game (akin to Mario Party 10’s Amiibo Party). During E3 news surfaced that suggested that Amiibo Festival was going to be a free download which you would then need to purchase individual Amiibo’s to play the game, Nintendo did also announce a physical version which would come with Amiibo’s. It was assumed that this would arrive in two forms one as a free download and one as a packaged bundle, however Nintendo has confirmed that no such free version will exist.

Speaking to Destuctoid, Nintendo confirmed that Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will be a $60 game that games with a physical version of the game, two Amiibo’s and three Amiibo Cards. So the dream ends and if you really want this game you will have to buy it from stores.