Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer spin off game with amiibo cards announced for Nintendo 3DS

3 years ago 11 Comments


A new Animal Crossing game titled Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is coming to the Nintendo 3DS later this year as announced on the April Nintendo Direct broadcast today. This new spin off game also marks the introduction of amiibo cards, starting with a collection of Animal Crossing animals.

In Happy Home Designer, the gameplay is all focused on the interior decorating aspect of Animal Crossing without the other chores of the game. Characters will ask you to design a room based on their request and desires and it’s your job to fulfill them. It’s worth noting that this version of the game has a more Sims-like method of arranging furniture, you don’t need to push and shove the pieces around like in the main games.

With the newly introduced amiibo cards, you can scan a character’s card to design a room specifically for that character as well as scan additional amiibo cards to invite more animals over to your home. There’s no specific information yet on whether we will see every animal available as a card, or how the cards will be sold. Or even the game itself.


We’ll continue to cover this game extensively through the release this fall in North America and Europe, including some detailed posts analyzing the released screenshots and trailer. To start off, we’ve put up a new page dedicated to listing all of the amiibo cards as they are announced. Stay tuned to the blog for more!

  • Can’t wait! I hope they decide to release a whole entire new game soon perhaps add the City feature again.

  • Lorraine Wrede

    Was this an April Fools? I don’t know if I can h

  • Lorraine Wrede

    … if I can handle a new game that require me to buy all these cards?

  • Hopefully the game won’t be a retail price of $50 since we’ll be buying all the cards too.

  • Drew

    HYPE. I hope they take this idea and use in a new AC 3ds game

  • Blueberry Bandit


  • Schönes Spiel, aber ich verstehe nicht ganz worum es dann da geht!:D

  • Me

    not interested unless its an actual new ac game on 3ds 😀

  • Me

    whyyyyy, i got so hyped up thinking it was an actual new game but its just an add on to ac nl, PLZ ON E3 2015 ANNOUNCE A NEW ANIMAL CROSSING GAME ON 3DS AGAIN PLZ. i heard wii u is collapsing so i dont think ac is gonna be on that device anymore, hopefully its on 3ds again 🙂

    • Drew

      I approve this 100%

  • Acnewleaf Daniel

    Schönes Spiel aber man kann dort doch nur die Räume einrichten und nicht richtig spielen.