Nintendo Announces Animal Crossing-Themed Switch Console

Nintendo Announces Animal Crossing-Themed Switch Console

The Animal Crossing-themed Switch is definitely giving off some island vibes.

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed a special edition Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch console that has already begun to capture the hearts of Animal Crossing fans around the world. The console announcement comes just ahead of the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which is scheduled to launch in March 2020.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set on a deserted island, which explains the console’s beachy vibes. The Animal Crossing-inspired Switch features two pastel Joy-Con controllers, one seafoam green and the other a pale turquoise. Both Joy-Cons are white on the back side. The back of the Switch is decorated with a subtle Animal Crossing pattern. The white dock features an image of the Nook family standing on a tiny island that sits off-center upon blue waves.

The Animal Crossing-inspired Nintendo Switch is priced at $299.99 and is available for pre-order from select retailers. The console will release on March 13, 2020, just one week before the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which releases on March 20. However, the special edition Switch does not include a copy of the upcoming game. Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be sold separately for $59.99.

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Nintendo also revealed a special Aloha Edition carrying case that matches the island-style Switch. The carrying case is adorned with turquoise leaves on a white background. The Aloha Edition carrying case and screen protector are sold separately and will launch alongside the specially themed Switch on March 13, 2020.