Animal Crossing enthusiasts in Europe will be ecstatic to hear that the slew of Happy Home Designer bundles announced for Japan a few weeks ago are now slated for release in the European (PAL) region as well. The game and all the bundles will be available on October 2nd in Europe. Japan will see the items hit shelves on July 30th. And as of right now, North America only has confirmation for the game’s release on September 25th. No information regarding the bundles has been released for the region yet.


The bundles include the following items:

  • New Nintendo 3DS + Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Pack: a white New Nintendo 3DS system with a digital copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, a unique set of cover plates and one special amiibo card
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Edition: a white New Nintendo 3DS XL system with a unique, game-themed cover design, a digital copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and one special amiibo card
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer + NFC Reader/Writer Pack: a physical copy of the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, one special amiibo card and the NFC Reader/Writer accessory
  • Standalone NFC Reader/ Writer accessory
  • New Nintendo 3DS cover plates No. 5 (featuring K.K. Slider), 6 (featuring Isabelle) and 27 (featuring a variety of animals from the series).
  • Series 1 Animal Crossing amiibo cards Pack: each pack contains 1 special amiibo card and 2 regular amiibo cards)

And fans, you have another reason to get extra pumped about this release. According to Nintendo, a limited number of game copies will include one special amiibo card. As if a limited edition system wasn’t enough, we have special amiibo cards to look forward to adding to our collections now.

So prepare your wallets and your minds for a cuteness overload come October; we’re in for one heck of a new Animal Crossing adventure!


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.


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