Limited Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch Console Announced

The anticipated New Horizons Switch edition was finally announced, alongside a new accessory as well.

We're coming up fast on Animal Crossing: New Horizons' release date. As expected, Nintendo has announced a special, limited edition New Horizons Switch console. It releases March 13 for the usual $299.99. While the U.K. version releases with a New Horizons download code, the U.S. version does not.

Though this isn't the Switch Lite, it is the revamped vanilla Switch, complete with better battery life and a more efficient processor.

You get a blue right Joy-Con and a mint/seafoam left Joy-Con, a Switch console with waves and Animal Crossing patterns on the back, and an absolutely adorable dock with Tom Nook and the Nooklings waving to you from an island. It's also the first-ever Switch dock not to have the Switch logo smack in the center of it.

As the above picture shows, there will be some New Horizons accessories launching alongside the console, namely the Aloha carrying case. There's no price for the case yet, and no word on whether the U.S. will be getting any of the other New Horizons accessories popping up in Japan.

As of now, you can secure your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch system pre-orders from:

We're looking forward to the newest Animal Crossing game a lot, so much so we decided to pass the time by dreaming of some furniture we want to see.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it drifts in.


Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Published Jan. 31st 2020

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