Nintendo America tweeted the announcement earlier today that a new Animal Crossing: New Horizons limited edition Switch console is releasing in stores on March 20th. It will release alongside the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons and accessories like themed carry cases and screen protectors will also be made available.
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
Nintendo UK have issued a press release with more details about the new console edition and a trailer. You can find both below.
LIMITED NINTENDO SWITCH ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS EDITION CONSOLE COMING TO STORES 20TH MARCH
Themed carrying case and screen protector sets for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite will be available on the same day
A new life on a deserted island awaits. To celebrate the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on 20th March, a limited Nintendo Switch bundle will be available in stores on the same day, including a special edition Nintendo Switch console alongside a download code for the game. With this bundle, players can take their island life with them in style.
The Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition console sports a unique design inspired by the new game. As well as a pattern on the back of the console, the bundle includes pastel green and blue Joy-Con controllers that are white on the back, coloured wrist straps, and a white Nintendo Switch Dock, adorned with images of recognisable characters Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy.
Also available on 20th March are the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Carrying Case & Screen Protector and the Nintendo Switch Lite Animal Crossing: New Horizons Carrying Case & Screen Protector. These cases will protect the console when taking Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the go anytime, anywhere.
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players embark on the special Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package. 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, customising their look or sharing their experiences with friends.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons marks the debut of the Animal Crossing series on Nintendo Switch and introduces new features like crafting, new ways of decorating both indoors and outdoors, the NookPhone, and much more. As with previous games in the series, players can engage in a plethora of activities and meet returning and new animal friends while enjoying the seasons on the island at their own pace.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition console bundle as well as Carrying Case & Screen Protector sets for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, are all coming to stores across Europe on 20th March.
Source: Nintendo UK PR