Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released last month, and players are getting back into the habit of checking their islands daily for changes. As the game progresses, players can unlock new facilities, upgrade old ones, and meet new villagers. \n \nAt first, players can only invite villagers to move over by traveling to random islands with a Nook Miles Ticket that costs 2000 Nook Miles (or occasionally given to the player free as a gift). \n \nAs the game progresses, players can build a tent to attract newcomers. When the tent has been built, users will have access to the amiibo function of the Nook kiosk at the lower right corner of the Residential facility building. \n \n \n \nFinding a new island resident in Animal Crossing: New Horizons release. There are many of the fan favorites plus a few newcomers, but less-loved animal residents from previous games have been increasingly difficult to randomly find. More desperate players have resorted to buying access to their favorite animal on auction sites or untrustworthy forums. \n \nPlayers can now use the amiibo feature of the Nook kiosk to invite their beloved animal friends to their island. The animal will immediately visit as soon as the card is used and stay for one day. The animal may not accept the player's request to move to the island, but it's still nice to immediately see favorite characters again. \n \nNot surprisingly, Animal Crossing amiibo cards have been in high-demand worldwide. Many of Nintendo properties are being sold out quickly due to shortages from COVID-19, like the Nintendo Switch consoles or Ring Fit Adventure. The cards are also sold out in stores across Japan and are being resold online for ridiculously high prices. \n \nAnimal Crossing amiibo cards first appeared in July 2015 with the release of AC: Happy Home Designer. The cards are official products from Nintendo with over 400 designs with various characters. Most of the cards were sold in random packs, which is why single character cards have a high value online. \n \nIn Japan, the cards were instantly sold-out with the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The cards have been difficult to find in the country, though luckily they haven't been completely sold out in North America. \n \nNintendo announced plans to restock the cards in Japan this June, but hopefully that means more releases around the world soon.