Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch Releases On March 13
Nintendo is no stranger to announcing new products via Twitter. Case in point: the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch! This special edition will release on March 13, 2020 for $299.99 at participating retailers. As of this writing Best Buy had begun taking reservations.
This Switch has a custom design on the back as well as two unique Joy-Con colors that even come with matching straps! The Switch dock is especially awesome with the Nooks planting a flag on an island. No doubt this system will become a collector’s item, much like everything else Nintendo, so if you want one you’d best try to secure a pre-order somewhere! Releasing alongside the special edition Switch is an Animal Crossing carrying case with screen protector (sold separately).
The game releases separately on March 20, 2020. We can’t wait!
The #NintendoSwitch #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case & Screen Protector will also be available for purchase on 3/13! pic.twitter.com/NOyviTGmPt
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Start saving those bells! On March 13, a special edition Animal Crossing themed Nintendo Switch system will be available in stores at a suggested retail price of $299.99. The system takes design inspiration from the new game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons (sold separately), with lovely pastel green and blue Joy-Con controllers that are white on the back, white wrist straps and a white Nintendo Switch dock, adorned with images of recognizable characters Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy.
Prospective island residents that want to pre-order the system can do so at select retailers soon. The Animal Crossing: New Horizons game launches for Nintendo Switch on March 20 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
Also available on March 13 is the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case & Screen Protector and the Nintendo Switch Lite Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case & Screen Protector. These stylish items will help protect your Nintendo Switch family system when you take Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the go and escape to an island getaway, anytime, anywhere.
In the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, players embark on the special Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package and are whisked away to an island paradise. Here, players can roll up their sleeves and start a life from scratch on a deserted island, eventually making their new life whatever they want it to be – whether decorating their home, crafting, customizing their look or sharing the experience with friends, both in real life and on the island. Animal Crossing: New Horizons marks the debut of the Animal Crossing series on Nintendo Switch and introduces new features, such as crafting, pole-vaulting across rivers and so much more.
The Nintendo Switch system can be played in three modes: TV mode, played on a TV while the system is docked; Handheld mode, when the Joy-Con are attached for portable play; and Tabletop mode, perfect for on-the-go multiplayer gaming sessions.
For more information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, visit http://www.animal-crossing.com/new-horizons/.
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