What you need to know
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons players will be able to invite Sanrio-themed villagers to their town this March.
- The new content will be part of an update on March 18, 2021.
- The previously EU- and Japan-exclusive amiibo cards will be available for purchase at Target on March 26, 2021.
From @HelloKitty, My Melody, to Keroppi, get ready to discover new residents, styles & items inspired by adorable @Sanrio friends! The #AnimalCrossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack comes to the US on 3/26, exclusively at @Target! pic.twitter.com/7584E2OL4H[Announcement]
From @HelloKitty, My Melody, to Keroppi, get ready to discover new residents, styles & items inspired by adorable @Sanrio friends! The #AnimalCrossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack comes to the US on 3/26, exclusively at @Target! pic.twitter.com/7584E2OL4H— Isabelle (@animalcrossing) February 25, 2021February 25, 2021
The new content includes some furniture items inspired by various Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, My Melody and Kerokeroppi. Players will also be able to invite the six Sanrio villagers — Rilla the gorilla, Marty the bear cub, Étoile the sheep, Chai the elephant, Chelsea the deer and Toby the rabbit — to their Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands.
How players will be able to access the new furniture has not yet been revealed, but the new trailer did show the player character interacting with Sanrio-themed furniture outside of the villagers' homes. Previously, players who scanned in one of the six Sanrio amiibo cards were only able to access a themed poster in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The content will be available as part of an update on March 18, 2021. The Sanrio-themed Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be available in North America exclusively at Target stores starting on March 26, 2021.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.