With Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the horizon - pun intended - Nintendo collectors and fanatics of the series can get their hands on a special themed Switch this March.
Nintendo announced this new Switch with a Tweet, which shows all the goods on this sweet system. For the price of $299.99, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch comes with a dock sporting Tom Nook and his sons, Timmy and Tommy. They are on an island, playing off of the theme that players will make their own town on a deserted island. One Joy-Con is a sandy color, while another the color of the sea. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch system itself has etchings of islands and water on the back of it.
In addition to this system, players can buy the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition, which comes with a screen protector and a green carrying case with the series' iconic leaves embossed on the front. You can see images of both the Switch as well as the carrying case in the Tweet below. It's also worth noting that based on the serial number on the back of the promotional images this is the Switch with the extended battery life.
When Can You Get the Animal Crossing: New Horizons System?
A #NintendoSwitch system inspired by #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons is on the way! With unique Joy-Con controllers, a custom design on the back, and a special Nintendo Switch dock, it’s the perfect way to start your island life. Available 3/13 for $299.99.https://t.co/MC5dJ11F3U pic.twitter.com/VigTPi4NDB— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 31, 2020
The good news is, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Switch launches on March 13, 2020, which is just a short week when the game itself releases. The bad news is, the game is sold separately from the console. Again, the system by itself goes for $299.99, so you'll have to account for more if you want to buy the game as well. Thanks, Tom Nook.
As for the third parties, Animal Crossing pro controllers have been cooked up by Power A.
The above-pictured controllers only available for Pre-Order right now, so we don't know how good these are. However, Power A's other Nintendo Switch controllers of similar design have 4.5 stars on Amazon, so that's a pretty good sign that these will probably be just as good.
Pre-Order the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch
Pre-Order the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Power A Wireless Controllers
Unfortunately, pre-orders don't appear to be open for the official Nintendo carrying case just yet.
Notably, there's also no mention of the Animal Crossing Joy-Cons being sold on their own in the West. Another Reddit comment noted that Japanese customers will be able to buy the Joy-Cons on their own, so let's hope that Nintendo makes them available as a standalone item in the West as well.
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I almost regret buying a Switch years ago. I could have bought this amazing system instead, which is undoubtedly my favorite Switch to date. I love the colors, and heck, the back of the Switch system is so slick. I don't doubt that many people will be clamoring for this device, however, so if you want it, I suggest you watch the digital storefronts like a hawk.
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