Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches this summer in Japan on July 30th, as just announced on the latest Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast. Alongside the release date, we have some pricing information for the Japanese market, which should give us a hint as to the pricing overseas.
The game itself will retail for 4,000 yen (converted to $32 US), while a pack of amiibo Animal Crossing cards will cost you 300 yen (converted to $2.50 US). Each pack will include 3 random cards out of a selection of 100 cards, at least for the first series. It looks as if the game comes with a free amiibo card included as well, although I’m not 100% sure at this time.
Additionally, as the game makes heavy use of amiibo which uses the NFC feature only built into the new Nintendo 3DS model, an accessory to connect to your existing 3DS system for amiibo functionality will be sold on the same day of release. That will run you up 2,500 yen (converted to $20 US), or 5,000 yen (converted to $40 US) if purchased in a bundle with the game.
But wait! There’s more! If you are still rocking the older 3DS model, you might want to take a look at the just announced special edition Animal Crossing new 3DS XL model which is launching alongside the game in Japan. You can find more on that here. You can also find six brand new screenshots of the game here.