Nintendo this March will release a special edition of the Nintendo Switch inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the upcoming life simulation game. The special edition hardware will arrive March 13 — one week before Animal Crossing: New Horizons hits North America — and will cost $299.99.
The system has a real vacation vibe to it; the included Joy-Cons come in a minty blue and green color scheme, and the back of the Switch features a design with waves, Animal Crossing characters, furniture, and other accents. The Switch dock is also New Horizons-themed, featuring an illustration of Tom Nook and his boys Tommy and Timmy on a mini tropical island. It’s a good looking piece of hardware.
Here’s another look at the Animal Crossing Switch:
And, to keep this lovely console in good working order, Nintendo is also releasing an Animal Crossing: New Horizons “Aloha Edition” carrying case and screen protector the same day (pricing was not announced). Here’s a clearer look at that:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes to the Switch on March 20, for $59.99. The latest entry in the Animal Crossing franchise sends players to an island paradise, thanks to Nook Inc.’s Deserted Island Getaway Package. Players can start a new life from scratch on their deserted island, decorating their home, crafting tools and items, and customizing their vacation experience.