Animal Crossing: New Leaf is easily one of Nintendo’s most popular games to date, with thousands of 3DS system owners taking part in festivities and building their own little towns. Today, Nintendo expanded that community by introducing a new hub for the Wii U. In Animal Crossing Plaza, users will be able to post messages with screenshots across the Miiverse, the virtual world that ties Wii U users together. On top of that, QR codes from the 3DS game can be transferred to the community using an SD card, and users can interact with characters from the game.

“The second-half of 2013 is packed with great games and great experiences for Nintendo fans, from new entries in longstanding franchises to software that highlights the many benefits of connecting our hardware to the Internet,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing. “We’re always on the lookout for new ways that our fans can interact with their favorite game series, and Animal Crossing Plaza extends the fun of the infectious series to Wii U.”

The app is free to download on the Wii U eShop. and Animal Crossing: New Leaf is available now for digital download or retail purchase on the Nintendo 3DS.