Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be released on 20th March.
To drum up some excitement (though, to be honest, I was excited enough already), Nintendo has announced an Animal Crossing-themed Switch. This will be released a week before the game.
And yes, it’s absolutely stunning. The moment I set eyes on it, it had me in a state of Patrick Bateman-esque stupor.
Look at that subtle eggshell blue colouring. The tasteful slimness of it. Oh my God, it even has an embossed design on the back.
It’s an interesting move by Nintendo, considering most people interested in the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons will have a Switch already. Presumably, it’s hoping the release of another flagship title will draw even more people to the console.
Considering the Switch overtook the SNES in sales figures, Nintendo is obviously doing something right.
That’s also not accounting for the legions of Nintendo fanboys and fangirls who’ll almost certainly flock to buy it anyway. I can see this version of the Switch becoming a real collector’s item.
You can pre-order the themed Switch on Nintendo’s website for £319.99
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