I have a weird relationship with Animal Crossing—it’s not the type of game that I’d normally be interested in, but somehow I can’t help but love it. So, when the Nintendo Switch launched back in 2017, the first question I had on my mind was, when is a new Animal Crossing coming out?
It wasn’t long before I got that answer—Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was initially supposed to be released in 2019 but later delayed, will be available on March 20, 2020. Since AC is undoubtedly one of Nintendo’s most popular titles, the company is also celebrating the release of New Horizons with an absolutely adorable themed Switch. Just look at it!
The console was announced on Nintendo America’s Twitter account this morning, along with a March 13th release date—just one week before New Horizons should hit store shelves.
This Switch, which is presumably based on the recently updated model that has a faster processor and better battery life, features a light and refreshing color palette that perfectly suits the Animal Crossing series. The pastel blue and green Joy-Cons are an especially nice touch.
Seriously—just looking at those controllers makes me feel relaxed, much like playing Animal Crossing in general. If you’re as into it as I am, then you can grab one for yourself on 3/13 for the $299.99. You know, just like a regular Switch.
It’s also worth noting that while this is in celebration of New Horizons, the game will not ship with the new console—you’ll have to shell out the same $60 as everyone else to get it on launch day.
Source: Nintendo Amerca (Twitter)