Something for everyone.
Nintendo have gone all in on merchandising Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the past week.
First, the company teamed up with UT to sell shirts and other goods with Uniqlo, utilizing patterns promoting characters and businesses found in-game. The patterns vary between men, women, kids, and toddlers with a handful of designs for each of those groups. The collection is available now.
From there, one of the worst kept secrets in gaming was officially announced, with Hasbro’s collaboration with Nintendo to create an Animal Crossing version of Monopoly exclusively revealed by cnet. According to their reporting, buying of properties is replaced with discovering islands, and the value of each island is in providing resources like bugs and fish, which can later be traded for bells. Those bells are used to buy you decorations and decorations earn you Nook Miles.
Currency conversion app not included. The game will make it to retailers in August.
Finally, Famitsu reports on forthcoming apparel and drinkware set to hit the Japanese market, with a pair of standout Hawaiian inspired shirts retailing for 4180円 (roughly $45 CAD). A canvas hat, water bottle, and drink glass round out the collection.
If none of this tickles your fancy, Animal Crossing apparel is a staple at stores like Hot Topic and BoxLunch, while Nintendo’s American storefront sells a variety of plush (including Build-A-Bear) and Switch accessories.
Animal Crossing hasn’t had a major update since spring. With the end of the Wedding Season, it’s likely the next major update won’t be too far over the horizon.