Animal Crossing: New Horizons Game Gets Paid Happy Home Paradise DLC

posted on by Alex Mateo
Paid DLC, free update both launch on November 5

Nintendo announced during the Animal Crossing Direct livestream on Friday that its Animal Crossing: New Horizons game will get paid DLC titled Happy Home Paradise. The DLC will launch on November 5 for US$24.99, along with a newly announced free update for the game. Happy Home Paradise will also be available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

Happy Home Paradise will allow players to coordinate dream vacation homes and lifestyles for characters. There are multiple islands with different climates where players can build houses of varioius sizes. Players will be tasked to decorate houses and yards with furniture, wallpaper, partitions, fencing, lighting, soundscapes, and other features. Players may purchase rare furniture with the in-game Poki currency they earn from fulfilling characters' requests. The character Lottie's island will also include customizable buildings such as schools. Designs can be shared and viewed online on the Happy Home Network. Players can also design vacation homes for special characters using amiibo.

Nintendo also revealed new content for a free update in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that will launch on November 5.

The new content includes The Roost cafe owned by Brewster and Kapp'n's boat tours to mysterious islands. There will also be an update to Harv's islands that adds shops from returning characters such as Reese, Cyrus, Katrina, and Harriet. The game will also add ordinances, upgraded home services, expanded storage, cooking with DIY recipes, lighting and ceiling decor, updated camera features, new reactions, more furniture, and Gyroids.

This will be the last major free update for the game.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons game is the latest entry in the Animal Crossing video game franchise and the first game in the series for the Nintendo Switch. The game was originally slated to ship in 2019, but was delayed to March 2020. The game sold 1.88 million copies in Japan in its first three days, the highest ever number of first-week copies sold for a Switch game in Japan. As of December 2020, the game has sold 31.18 million copies worldwide.

The Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Dōbutsu no Mori: Happy Home Designer) game shipped in Japan for Nintendo 3DS in July 2015, in North America in September 2015, and in Europe and Australia in October 2015. The game lets players become a home designer for Nook's Homes (Tanuki Housing) and customize houses for the animals.

Source: Animal Crossing Direct livestream

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