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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Update (10/3): Bumped to the top. Have a listen to Totaka’s Song in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer below.

Original (9/26): Totaka’s Song has become a well-known Easter egg in Nintendo games. The 19 note tune, created by sound designer Kazumi Totaka, is often hidden in game’s like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion, and Mario Kart 8. It’s been going on for about 25 years.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is the latest Nintendo title to feature Totaka’s Song. When you use the DJ KK amiibo card and use the turntable for the first time, you should be able to hear the melody.


Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launched in Europe today. Quite a number of fans pre-ordered the game from Nintendo UK’s store, but haven’t received their copy yet.

Nintendo is at least trying to make up for the situation by offering those who reserved the title a free download code. Of course, they’ll still be receiving the physical copy as well.

Here’s the message from Nintendo:

Thank you for pre-ordering Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with the Nintendo Official UK Store.

Regrettably there has been a delay in the dispatch of your order which means this is unlikely to be arriving with you today.

We fully appreciate that this must be very disappointing; as a gesture of goodwill we would like to provide you with a code to allow you to download the game from the Nintendo eShop so you begin creating stylish new homes for your Animal Crossing friends as soon as possible.

The physical product will be on the way today if not already, keep an eye out for the dispatch notification email for further details.

Your download code is: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

As an additional gesture you can redeem the code below at the Nintendo Official UK store for a free pack of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards, just add them to your basket then enter the code at checkout.

Your amiibo card code is: XXXXXXXXXXXX


As Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches today in Europe, Nintendo UK have a new commercial ready for the game that also promotes amiibo. We have it below.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is available now in Europe for the 3DS. The accompanying  Series 1 of the amiibo cards are also available!


Nintendo have uploaded a new CG trailer for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which launches tomorrow in Europe. Check it out below:

Two more Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer videos have landed on Nintendo’s UK YouTube page. View some fan reactions to the game at EGX below as well as an introduction for Tom Nook.

The official Animal Crossing microsite has and online tool and instructions on how to design and build a card case in the shape of a small house where you can store your Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer cards. The site lets you choose the design and colour of the “walls” of the house-shaped card case and decorate it with stickers, then gives you instructions on how to print the case and finally glue or tape it together.

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Nintendo recently announced that Louie and Nintendo items will be available in Europe starting on October 2. Thankfully, North America isn’t being left out of the fun.

You can actually obtain this new content starting today by accessing a Nintendo Zone. Alternatively, you can wait until a SpotPass distribution begins on October 6.


Interested in seeing the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer New 3DS bundle up close and personal? Then give the video below a look, which has a full unboxing of the package.

Nintendo has published a launch trailer for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The title is out now in North America, and is coming to Europe next week. Take a look at the video below.

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