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Australia - Happy days on 3DS with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer


To celebrate the launch of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on 3rd October, Nintendo Australia is launching a range of new products - including an all-new hardware bundle - to give fans of the series and new players alike a variety of options to enjoy a one-of-a-kind handheld gaming experience that only Nintendo offers.

From 3rd October, Animal Crossing fans with a penchant for interior or exterior design can go all out with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Join the Nook’s Homes family business and make hundreds of your favourite animals happy by designing their dream home – some might even ask you to spruce up their garden! Go beyond home decor and try your hand at bigger projects like a school or a café and assign unexpected roles to some of your favourite animal friends.

At launch, a limited number of copies of the game sold in stores will come with one special amiibo card that allows the player to call up the card’s character and let their imagination run wild designing a house for them. What kind of home would you build for Tom Nook or Isabelle? Additional amiibo cards will be sold separately in packs of three. Out of these three, one card will always be a special amiibo card, meaning it features 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.

Owners of New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL systems can tap the amiibo card 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.

The launch of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS will be accompanied by the following additional releases on 3rd October:

New Nintendo 3DS XL Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Edition: a white New Nintendo 3DS XL system with a unique, game-themed cover design, a download code for a digital copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and one special amiibo card (SRP AU$269.95)

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 NFC Reader/Writer accessory (SRP AU$69.95)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Standalone Game (SRP AU$59.95)
Standalone NFC Reader/ Writer accessory (SRP AU$29.95)
New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates: one features K.K. Slider and the other features a variety of animals from the series (SRP AU$17.95 each)

Series 1 Animal Crossing amiibo cards Pack: each pack contains 1 special amiibo card and 2 regular amiibo cards (SRP AU$4.95)

Also coming later in Q4 2015 in Australia and New Zealand is the New Nintendo 3DS + Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Pack: a white New Nintendo 3DS system with a pre-installed digital copy of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer*, a unique set of Cover Plates** and one special amiibo card.

Whether you’re new to the Nintendo 3DS experience or an existing system owner, let your penchant for home design run wild with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer from 3rd October.

Mario-themed Hot Wheels toys on the way

- six designs each inspired by six different Mario games
- Super Mario World gets a Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus, Super Mario Bros a van and Dr Mario seems to get something resembling a hearse
- also cars for Super Mario Kart, Super Mario 2 and Super Mario Bros 3
- only the the Super Mario Bros. games have the 30th Anniversary logo on them

8 Crate Delivery (Dr. Mario)
A-OK (Mario Kart)
Cool-One (Super Mario Bros. 2)
Dairy Delivery (Super Mario Bros.)
School Busted (Super Mario 3)
Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Super Mario World)

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Here's a juicy rumor for you guys and gals. We're all hoping that Dragon Quest XI is going to come to a Nintendo platform, but it wasn't looking too likely. We heard that Square-Enix was bringing the next entry to consoles. Wii U didn't seem plausible, but we've also heard in the past that Square-Enix brings their games to the most popular platforms in Japan. There's no denying 3DS is the most popular platform out right now, and a 2ch rumor tied to the earlier leaked logo is saying that the title will get both 3DS and PS4 versions. Ni no Kuni saw DS and PS3 releases, so such unique platform support isn't out of the question. Thanks to VGAMER for the heads up!

Nintendo annual report 2015 now available

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