Nintendo partners with Sanrio to launch character residents and items to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo’s hit video game title, Animal Crossing: New Horizon has welcomed a cast of Sanrio residents and themed items through the launch of the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack.

Launched to sell out success last week, the pack includes all six amiibo cards from the unique Sanrio Collaboration Series, all of which are compatible with Animal Crossing: New Horizons and arriving with a different theme inspired by various Sanrio characters.

After updating the game to the latest version, players will be able to tap the Sanrio amiibo cards to their Nintendo Switch to unlock exclusive posters to order in-game, along with furniture and  fashion items inspired by the Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Cinnamonroll, My Melody, Little Twin Stars and Kerokerokeroppi series.

Players can use these items to dress up and decorate their island to the theme of their favourite Sanrio characters. Six exclusive residents matching these various themes can be invited to the player’s campsite and can move to the player’s island. These residents can also be invited to Harvey’s island for a photo shoot session. 

Sanrio is also bringing back the friendship, kindness and cuteness of its characters to the Animal  Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile game. Beginning 26th March through to 10th May, the Sanrio Characters Collection 2021 in-game event will bring Sanrio character themed items to players’ campsites.

From 26th March through the end of the in-game event, Sanrio additions will include a free Sanrio Characters clock in the game by tapping the gift icon. One new Sanrio themed fortune cookie will be available for purchase at the Fortune Cookie Shop, with each cookie providing players one of ten different Sanrio items.

Players will also be able to craft Sanrio gifts to send to their friends, which randomly reward friends with one of several special Sanrio character-themed uchiwa fans. There are a variety  of fans to collect featuring popular Sanrio characters, including Cinnamoroll, Hello Kitty,  Pompompurin and more. 

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