According to a recent tweet from The Bit Block, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, the new Animal Crossing party game announced for Wii U during yesterday’s Nintendo Digital Event, will be a free-to-download title; however, you will be required to have a compatible Animal Crossing Amiibo in order to play the game, which means that the game will technically cost around $13. Still, it’s good to see that Nintendo will not be charging full price for the game and adding the price of the Amiibo on top.
BTW I found out that Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival is a free download game. Amiibo are required to play though. #E3
— Josh Thomas (@TheBitBlock) June 17, 2015