For Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans, the new content just keeps coming. We’ve already had the Animal Crossing Mario update this week, and now Nintendo is adding Hello Kitty content into the game through a set of Sanrio Amiibo cards.
Sanrio, if you’re unfamiliar, is the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty and several other cute characters. Fans of the Sanrio brands Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars and My Melody will be very pleased with this selection of cards, which brings together characters from those worlds with items and outfits to match.
There are six cards in the pack, with each of them being tied to a particular Sanrio character. Rila, Chai, Marty, Étoile, Chai, Chelsea and Toby are the characters on the cards. And if you purchase the cards, each one of those characters will be available as a villager on your island, with their own home and unique items to go in it.
Long-term fans of Animal Crossing will remember that the DS-era game, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, also had a Sanrio content pack. Keep on reading and we’ll tell you all the essential info about this new collaboration between Nintendo’s Animal Crossing and Sanrio’s iconic brands.
When is the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards release date?
Using Isabelle from Animal Crossing’s official Twitter account, Nintendo had confirmed that the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo cards would launch on 26th March 2021. A further Tweet from the official Nintendo UK account confirmed that the cards will also launch in Britain, and the Nintendo UK website is promising to ship them by 9th April 2021.
Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards price: How much do they cost?
How much will it cost to add all this Hello Kitty content to your game? Your bank balance can release a sigh of relief, because the price is pretty low this time around: the pack containing all six cards will have a price of $5.99 USD or $6.99 in Canadian dollars. The UK price in GBP will be £4.99, it’s been confirmed.
Where can you buy the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards?
Over in the USA, the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards will be exclusively sold at Target, where a product page is now live. In Canada, both Best Buy and Amazon have already published product pages for the cards. And here in the UK, the cards are being sold exclusively on the Nintendo UK website, where pre-orders are being accepted now.
Is there an Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards trailer?
Animal Crossing is already considered one of the best Nintendo Switch games among many fans, but this update could make it even better. You can take a look at the Sanrio content in the trailer below.
What is in the Animal Crossing Sanrio update?
Prior to the release of the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards, a software update to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game arrived on, 18th March – this update adds compatibility with the new cards, allowing everyone who buys the cards to invite the characters to their campsite as residents, and Sanrio-themed furniture will be available to buy.
However, the update also adds several non-Sanrio upgrades. The Custom Design App on the NookPhone gets new Pro Design styles and 100 extra slots, you’ll also soon be able to earn Nook Points on NookLink that you can exchange for prizes.
New seasonal items will be available in the shop, Nintendo Switch Online members can receive an exclusive silk rug, Bunny Day is making a return and Animal Crossing Tour Creator launches on April 24th. Oh, and everyone got free cake on 20th March, the first anniversary of New Horizons!
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