Gorgeous Animal Crossing-themed Switch announced

by Oliver BrandtJanuary 31, 2020

Update: Nintendo Australia has confirmed that the Animal Crossing: New Horizons limited edition Switch will also be coming to Australia. It’ll be available down under on the 20th of March — the same day as the game launches — for $469.95. The case mentioned below is also going to be available on the same date, and is available for both the original Switch model and the Switch Lite. You can see the box for the special edition console below.

Original story follows.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is just around the corner… and Nintendo is celebrating with an utterly gorgeous new limited edition console.

Nintendo of America announced today that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting a fancy new limited edition console. With a lovely little island scene featuring the Nooks printed on the dock, and utterly gorgeous pastel Joy-Cons, this is a must have for Animal Crossing fans who haven’t bought a Switch yet.

For those interested in bringing in the island cheer, but don’t want to splash out some cash on a whole new console, Nintendo is also offering a lovely little carrying case for the Switch.

So far, both the console and the case have only been confirmed for the US, where it launches a week before the game, and Japan, where it launches day of and includes a digital copy. There is no word on a European or Australian release yet, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.

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  • MarleH
    January 31, 2020 at 10:04 am

    As much I would love to get this, but a total of $539 to get this and the game, I can’t can’t talk myself into it.
    Was really hoping for a Switch lite version.

  • Joe
    January 31, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Oh what the heck……………….just preorded the console on EBGames PLUS the game with controller at Thegamesmen.

    My wallet is now empty :o)

  • Silly G
    January 31, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

    My only fear is concerning the quality of the screen.

    My Let’s Go console had two dead pixels out of the box, has a bizarre screen defect that comes and goes (a shimmering blotch on the screen), and everything appears interlaced during movement (alternating horizontal pixels on the screen). It’s absolute garbage compared to my launch model, which had no problems whatsoever.

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