Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Gets Limited-Edition New 3DS XL
posted on by Egan Loo
Nintendo announced during Sunday's live-streamed Nintendo Direct presentation that it will release a limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL (known as the New Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan) system to accompany the July 30 Japanese launch of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The limited edition will come with the game already installed for 22,000 yen (about US$175). People who already own the standard-sized Japanese New Nintendo 3DS can buy interchangeable cover plates for 2,000 yen (US$16).
Also on July 30, Nintendo will offer 100 different Animal Crossing amiibo Cards. A set of three randomly distributed cards will cost 300 yen (US$2.40). People with an older Nintendo 3DS system without a NFC reader/writer can buy one for 2,500 yen (US$20), or buy one in a set with the game for 5,000 yen (US$40).
The Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Dōbutsu no Mori: Happy Home Designer) game by itself will cost 4,000 yen (US$32) with a bonus Amiibo card. Pre-orders for all the July 20 items will begin in mid-June. The game lets a player become a home designer for Nook's Homes (Tanuki Housing) and customize houses for the animals. The North American release is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.