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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dated in Japan

by Danny Bivens - May 31, 2015, 4:18 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo Direct (05.31.2015)

Happy Home Designer gets a release date, NFC Reader/Writer Bundle, special edition New 3DS XL and more in Japan.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS and the respective Amiibo cards for the game are set to release on July 30 in Japan. The software will be released both at retail and digitally for 4,000 yen plus tax, while the cards, containing three cards in each pack, will retail for 300 yen per pack. One hundred different cards will be available at launch.

The Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer will also be released on July 30 in Japan. It will retail for 2,500 yen as a standalone product or be available in a special bundle with Happy Home Designer for 5,000 yen. On top of all of this, a special New 3DS LL (XL) for Happy Home Designer will be available on the same day for 22,000 yen preloaded with a copy of the game. For New Nintendo 3DS (non XL) owners, a special themed face plate will be available for 2,000 yen.

There is currently no solid release date for Happy Home Designer outside of Japan.

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Talkback

TOPHATANT123May 31, 2015

4000 yen sounds a little pricey, I assumed it would be free to play with the cards being how they made their money. Perhaps there is more than meets the eye in terms of gameplay.

I think we were all hoping/assuming that the game would be free. I kinda thought they would charge something, but not THIS much. In Japan, this type of thing can fly, but in the West, I don't think they'll put up with something this expensive. It should be noted, though, that the normal price for most 3DS first party titles here in Japan is 4,800 yen (there are exceptions here and there), so this is a somewhat discounted game. I would expect the same elsewhere.

MythtendoMay 31, 2015

I never thought there was a chance this "game" would be free, but I thought it was MAYBE gonna be $15. I didn't have any interest in it anyways because the home design part of Animal Crossing never interested me, so no chance I will buy a game where that is the ONLY thing you do.

Mop it upMay 31, 2015

One hundred cards? That's insane. Does the game even include any cards? Aren't they needed to do anything at all?

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