Animal Crossing series creator Katsuya Eguchi has revealed in an interview with US Gamer that one of the reasons why the team decided to make Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival is because they really wanted Nintendo to release Animal Crossing themed amiibo figures. The team thought long and hard about how they could integrate the popular figures into the Animal Crossing franchise and the end result was Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival.
Initially when the Amiibo was announced, there was nothing really said about Animal Crossing Amiibos or any plans for that matter. But as the Animal Crossing team, we were confident that if there was one, it would be really cute… honestly, we just wanted Animal Crossing Amiibo. We wanted the company to make Animal Crossing Amiibo, so that’s why we made a game that works with them.