Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise Paid Expansion On The Way

New Horizons is getting a paid expansion called Happy Home Paradise on November 5 for $25.


As part of the Animal Crossing Direct, Nintendo announced the first paid expansion for Animal Crossing: New Horizons called Happy Home Paradise. It appears to be a new spin on the 3DS game Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. Like that game, Happy Home Paradise lets players design homes for characters.

The $25 expansion launches on November 5, with preorders opening on October 29. It's also included with a Nintendo Switch Online membership through the new expansion pack offering. Should you stop paying for the Expansion Pack, you will keep your items, though the archipelago itself will not be accessible anymore.

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Taking place on a different island, not your own, the expansion calls on players to build new homes for villagers. You can select which island to build their vacation home on, and there are multiple seasons and weather elements depending on what you think the villager might want.

Players can select the wallpaper, mood lighting, and the outside design with things like fences and trees. Check out the detailed video above to learn lots more about Happy Home Paradise.

"Clients with different dream vacation requests will visit a new resort area located in an archipelago, made up of several different islands, where the Paradise Planning team is located. You can talk to a client and find out the details of their requests for a vacation home, and then make their dreams happen," reads a line from Nintendo's description.

After selecting a location for the vacation home, players can design the interior and exterior, and players can also take over vacant buildings on the island to outfit them with things like cafes, schools, and restaurants.

A Happy Home Network app is coming to the NookPhone, too, where players can post photos of their vacation homes and look at creations from other Animal Crossing players.

In addition to Happy Home Paradise, Nintendo has detailed the final free DLC for New Horizons, and it sees the return of the Roost this November.

With nearly 34 million copies sold, New Horizons is the Switch's second best-selling game of all time, only trailing Mario Kart 8 (37 million).

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