Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

System: Nintendo 3DS Release date: 02/10/2015
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
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Create dream homes, gorgeous gardens and a lively town square in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, only for Nintendo 3DS family systems!

As the latest employee of Nook’s Homes, a real estate agency ran by the one and only Tom Nook, it’s up to you to design wonderful homes to suit any animal. Chat with potential clients to find out what sort of pad they’d prefer, then put your decorating skills to the test and put together ideal abodes, inside and out. Do away with dreary décor and give each of your animal friends a place to call “home, sweet home!”

Pick a plot of land, customise the look of the house itself and even landscape the garden, then move inside to overhaul the interior however you like: use simple Touch Screen controls to place and move furniture wherever you want it, and customise the room from floor to ceiling. Let your imagination run wild and interpret each animal’s request however you see fit, but be sure to include any favourite items that they already own, too!

You’ll add more items to your collection every time you complete a request, giving you even more design possibilities for future projects. You can also use Play Coins to expand your horizons and uncover new aspects to home design: learn how to decorate ceilings, create your own patterns, customise furniture and more!

In addition to designing homes, co-ordinate with Isabelle to develop town facilities, such as schools, shops and restaurants. Apply your home design flair to town facilities and the town plaza will expand in no time. As the town plaza grows, more and more animals will appear outside Nook’s Homes, waiting for you to help them.

Show off the home designs you’re most proud of, or check out the competition and get inspired by other players’ efforts. You can take pictures of your designs at any time and share special moments with the entire world via social networks. With the Happy Home Network*, you can even upload your creations, check out other players’ designs and rate their work, or take part in design contests!

With Animal Crossing amiibo cards and amiibo figures (sold separately), you can connect directly to your favourite animal friends and design their homes without waiting for them to appear outside Nook’s Homes first. With special amiibo cards or amiibo figures, you can also design the homes of characters who don’t usually make requests, like Isabelle and K.K. You can even invite animals into any homes you’ve created or assign them roles in town facilities when you use an amiibo!

Discover your inner designer and interact with your favourite Animal Crossing characters in a whole new way in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS family systems!

  • Design happy homes, inside and out, for your favourite Animal Crossing friends
  • Expand the town plaza by working on town facilities such as shops and schools
  • Share your creations via social networks and the in-game Happy Home Network*
  • Use Animal Crossing amiibo cards and amiibo figures to get characters’ requests or invite them to any houses or town facilities you’ve decorated

*Please note: the Happy Home Network is only available after a free software update.

What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH, payable with Nintendo eShop funds usable through your Nintendo Account. The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

This content may be purchased by users who have registered a Nintendo Account and accepted the respective legal terms. To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, a Nintendo Network ID is also required and your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. To start the purchasing process, it is necessary to sign in with the Nintendo Account and the Nintendo Network ID. After signing in it will be possible to review the details and complete the purchase.

To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. You will be able to review the details and complete the purchase on the next screen.

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After the purchase is completed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to the respective Nintendo Account, or respective Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

This product contains technological protection measures.

Content not playable before the release date: {{releaseDate}} . The payment is taken directly upon purchase.

A Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer (sold separately) is required to use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems.

This game may contain product placement and advertisement.

Please note: for games that support 3D images, you can only appreciate the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL on the system itself. Game visuals display in 2D on Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 2DS XL. All screenshots and game footage on this site are captured in 2D mode.

amiibo

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You can connect directly to your favourite Animal Crossing friends with Animal Crossing amiibo cards and amiibo figures (sold separately). When you use an amiibo, you can design that animal’s home. You can even design the homes of characters that don’t usually make requests, such as K.K., with special amiibo cards or amiibo figures!

Once you’ve put together a project to be proud of, you can invite animals to hang out together in a house, or bring them into town facilities to assign them jobs. Think about each animal’s personality and work out where they’d be best suited: select a super school teacher, diligent doctor and more!

When animals from Animal Crossing amiibo get invited to look around other homes, they get inspired and remember the furniture, wallpaper and ornaments they see. If you use an amiibo of an animal who’s visited homes designed by other players, you might add items you’ve never seen before to your catalogue!

Animal Crossing amiibo cards

One Special amiibo card is included in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer + NFC Reader/Writer Pack.

Special amiibo cards feature a character whose house you won’t be able to build without using its amiibo card. Each card can be used across multiple copies of the game, so they’re perfect for collecting and trading with friends.

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Using amiibo

Owners of New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL systems can tap amiibo to the NFC area on the bottom screen, while owners of original Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS systems can purchase the NFC Reader/Writer accessory to enjoy amiibo functionality in compatible software. Simply tap amiibo to the NFC Reader/Writer and away you go!

Find out more about amiibo at our official amiibo website.

Bundles

The perfect bundle for existing Nintendo 3DS system owners to discover Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is available from 2nd October.*

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer + NFC Reader/Writer Pack: a physical copy of the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, one special amiibo card** and the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory.

**Please note: Animal Crossing amiibo cards will not be sold separately in South Africa.

Standalone NFC Reader/Writer accessory

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Find out more about the special amiibo cards here!

*Please check with your local retailer for information on current availability.

Categories

Animal Life, Simulation

Players

1

Publisher

Nintendo

Features

amiibo, Internet

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Age rating

  • A
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System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

02/10/2015

Age rating

A

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

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System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

02/10/2015

Age rating

A

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

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4396 blocks