Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues its reign as one of the best-selling Switch games, and it looks like Nintendo is extremely aware of that. They aren’t going to let the hype train slow down any time soon. On March 20th, New Horizons will celebrate it’s one year anniversary and there are tons of new editions just over the “horizon” to check out. We’ve got new updates, controllers, and villagers (to either shower with gifts or bonk on the head with our nets) to look forward to, so let’s take a look.
Hello Kitty Sanrio Collaboration Pack
The Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack comes to the US for the first time on 3/26, exclusively at @Target! You’ll be able to use these vibrantly designed amiibo cards in compatible games. @Sanrio #ACNH pic.twitter.com/SVqQSekQTj
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 26, 2021
The crossover of the century is here. Yes, we will be getting Hello Kitty themed items… as long as you can purchase the pack of Amiibo cards they come from. Each pack of cards from the ‘Sanrio Collaboration Pack’ comes with new items and cute little villagers that aren’t currently available in New Horizons. You can’t pre-order them yet, but they’re going to be available on March 26th, 2021 and will be a Target exclusive. Personally, I’m more excited for the Mario-themed items coming in the March update, but my wife has already threatened me that if I don’t get at least one of these new Amiibo, she will sell my PS5.
Isabelle & Tom Nook Controllers
These new Isabelle and Tom Nook controllers that are officially licensed by Nintendo look awesome. The colors pop and they’d be a great addition to anyone’s Switch set-up. They’re available for pre-order right now on Amazon and have a release date of February 14th, 2021. This Valentine’s Day, forget about buying flowers and make the right choice. This will win your loved ones over forever.
Nintendo will also continue to pump out free updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They’re nothing fancy (except Halloween, I loved that one) but it is always nice to see new things to do coming out on a regular basis. Nintendo has even mentioned that they plan on supporting the game with free updates for the next three years. You can check out the next update in the trailer down below which arrives on January 28th. This will bring Pave, the Festivale and some sick new dance moves to your repertoire of emotes.
Are you still in love with Animal Crossing: New Horizons? It was one of my family’s favorite games last year and my wife and I still try to play every day. I’m almost finished donating all the critters to my museum. I don’t think I’ll ever finish my art exhibit though. That seems like a lost cause since Redd never wants to show up.
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