Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Everything We Know About Happy Home Paradise DLC


None of us could have predicted it – well, okay, one of us could – but Happy Home Designer, the 3DS spin-off game that reduced Animal Crossing to the only interior decorating mechanic, is being added to Animal. Crossing: New Horizons.

Named “Happy home paradise“, this paid DLC is essentially a spin-off of a spin-off, which adds a ton of new content, mechanics, and characters to the game, alongside the free version 2.0 update (if you want to know this that’s included in that, check out our roundup!).

Here’s everything we know so far …

The basics

Happy Home Paradise is an add-on to the main game that has you working at a resort that provides vacation homes to suspected busy clients. Villagers will have specific requests – just like Happy Home Designer, they’ll have furniture they want to include in the design, or maybe a general theme they’d like to see – but that’s largely up to you, the designer, to be Creative.

Much like Happy Home Designer, there are a bunch of different plots to place vacation homes on, ranging from sunny beaches and fall mountain ranges to snow-covered forests. You can also change the season!

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As you play, you will unlock more design options, which in turn can be used at home. The villagers of your island might even request your services for their houses too …

It is important to note that if you purchase the DLC through the Nintendo Switch Online membership and then subsequently cancel the membership for any reason, you will not lose access to the new furniture, partitions, lighting, etc. soundscapes and counters. However, you will no longer be able to visit the archipelago, but re-subscribing or purchasing the DLC separately will give you access again.

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Here are the brass nails for you:

  • Pre-orders for the DLC start October 29
  • The release date is November 5, same as the free update
  • DLC alone will cost $ 24.99 / € 24.99 / £ 22.49
  • The DLC will be included with the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, which also gives you access to N64 and Mega Drive (Genesis) games, and costs $ 49.99 / € 39.99 / £ 34.99 for one year, or $ 79.99 / € 69.99 / £ 59.99 for the Family Pass
  • You will be able to access Happy Home Paradise content through the airport, telling Orville that you “want to go to work”
  • It’s completely optional!

New content

Happy Home Paradise focuses on creating beautiful, light-themed vacation homes for characters who are looking for something specific. For that, there are a ton of new features to discover:

New characters

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Wendell the Walrus appears to have a distant cousin: Wardell the Manatee, who appears to run the shop inside Happy Home Paradise HQ. He’s adorable, and we love him.

There’s also Niko, the cute little monkey who wears the HHP uniform, so we’re assuming he’s helping Lottie too.

Design outdoor spaces

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Just like Happy Home Designer, HHP will allow you to decorate your clients’ gardens. You can put just about any piece of furniture outside and fence off a small front yard as well.

Design facilities

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Again, like Happy Home Designer (sorry, we’ll say this often), you can design facilities: schools, theaters, restaurants, etc., which will come to life as your villagers do various jobs there. presumably dictated by the elements you add to the rooms. How cool is that?

Change the weather, season and time of day

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Your house looks cute, but it would be cuter in the spring, right? Or maybe a beautiful summer sunset? Your wish is the commandment of Happy Home Paradise because you can change the time of day and season to show your work better.

Embiggen Rooms

You can change the size of your clients’ homes (within reason) to suit your grand designs. You’d think they’d all want the bigger house, but no. Sometimes little is cute!

Partition walls, counters and pillars

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This one will make some of you weak at the knees: partitions can be added to divide large rooms into mini-rooms; counter height can be changed; and the pillars are completely aesthetic, but divide the room a bit in an interesting visual way.

Light levels and soundscapes

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If it’s more of a ~ vibe ~ you’re looking for with a design, try lowering the light level, making it a bit softer and warmer, and setting up some ambient sound.


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This one is a little weird, it’s true. You can “polish” just about every piece of furniture, which will sometimes give it an added effect. The trailer showed sparkling furniture and butterflies flying around certain things, like plants.

Earn and spend Poki

You will be paid for your interior design work in Poki, which can only be spent in the Happy Home store. Sounds a bit like a script to us, honestly – but the furniture you can buy with Poki is “rare,” so we can probably ignore it this time around. We really hope Wardell and Lottie aren’t in the league to be exploitative bosses.

Take new content home with you

Once you’ve remodeled enough houses, you’ll be able to bring all of that furniture and new items back to your island, where you can use them in your homes, and even …

Renovate the houses of the villagers of your island

… other people’s homes. Once you are a renowned designer, your villagers might finally realize that they taste awful and turn to you for help. WELL.

Amiibo cards series 5

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Series 5 will add 48 new amiibo cards, including … new villagers! And some are coming back that we haven’t seen in a while, or that were previously only in the Japanese Animal Crossing games (in fat). Let’s list them:

  • Sacha (Rabbit)
  • Ione (Squirrel)
  • Tiansheng (Monkey)
  • Shino (Antelope)
  • Marlo (Hamster)
  • Petri (Mouse)
  • Cephalobot (Robot / Octopus)
  • Quinn (Eagle)
  • Chabwick (Penguin)
  • Zoe (Anteater)
  • Ace (bird)
  • Rio (Ostrich)
  • Frett (Dog)
  • Azalea (Rhinoceros)
  • Roswell (Alligator)
  • Faith (Koala)

So there it is! The first paid Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC. Lots of content for just $ 25 – but maybe not what everyone expected! Let us know your thoughts in the usual place.

This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a full list of fish, a full list of bugs, and a full list of sea creatures. If you are looking for a specific fish or insect, we can walk you through how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Filiform Fish, Golden Trout, and all sharks and beetles, along with a list. full of creatures that leave at the end of the month. We’ve also compiled a full list of villagers and a full list of KK Slider songs, along with the best custom design codes and islands we’ve found so far, and the best islands to visit using the codes from. dream address.

We can also help you with How to Spot Fake Redd Paintings and Statues, How to Make Bells Quickly, How to Raise Flowers, How to Get More DIY Recipes, How to Upgrade Nook’s Cranny, Where and When to Find Special Characters Like Gulliver, Sable, Label, Wisp, Celeste, Pirate Gulliver and Jack, plus tips on using Star Wand, Tool Ring, Rock Trick, Logging and moving trees, using amiibo on Harv’s Island, How to save your island data, How to time travel, How to get a 5 star island rating and much more.

And finally where to buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch if for some reason you haven’t chosen the game yet.

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