Tom Nook is back and this time he’s jetting Animal Crossing fans off to create their very own personal paradise. So what better way to celebrate than kitting your Nintendo Switch out with some Nook Inc. merchandise!
We’ve rounded up the best Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch accessories around, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy what the island’s got on offer.
Guides & Books
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide
Published by FuturePress, the official New Horizons companion guide is crammed full of useful tips and references to help fans fully enjoy their new island life. Described as a “premium guide” book, it packs a whopping 432 pages of information and photos.
As a special bonus, it also comes with some high-quality bookmarks and access to an online event tracking calendar tool!
Available from: Amazon (Paperback)
Nintendo Switch Cases
Nintendo Switch Carrying Case (AC Aloha Edition) + Screen Protector
Designed to fit the standard Nintendo Switch model, the Animal Crossing Aloha Edition carrying case is produced and sold by Nintendo themselves.
The outer design showcases the AC Aloha pattern (as seen on Tom Nook’s shirt) in 2 different colors. Fancy zips aside, the case also packs a built-in stand, slots for 5 game carts, and comes with a screen protector.
Available from: Amazon
Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case (AC Aloha Edition) + Screen Protector
If you’ve got a Nintendo Switch Lite then fear not, as Nintendo has also created a Switch Lite version of the Animal Crossing Aloha carrying case!
Just like the standard case, the outer design also features a double-sided tropical island leaf pattern, there’s storage for game carts and you’ll even get a Switch Lite screen protector!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Vault Case for Switch / Switch Lite – HORI
Officially licensed by Nintendo and produced by HORI, this cleverly shaped case includes indents for the Joy-Con triggers to safely sit inside.
Designed to be compatible with both the Nitnendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite, the AC Vault Case can store up to 10 game carts and even includes an accessory storage net on the upper lid.
Animal Crossing Hand Pouch for Switch & Switch Lite – HORI
Seemingly exclusive to Japan, is HORI’s officially licensed Animal Crossing themed “Hand Pouch”.
This soft slip-in case can apparently fit either the Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite models inside. It certainly looks the part with its cute patterned design, but definitely isn’t high on the “most protective cases” list.
Animal Crossing Quick Pouch Collection for Switch – Keys Factory
Another Japan-exclusive, the Animal Crossing themed Quick Pouch collection by Keys Factory offers a soft elasticated case to store your console in.
Available in two different designs, unaffectionately referred to as Type-A and Type-B, these flexible cases are only designed to fit the standard Nintendo Switch model though.
Animal Crossing Smart Pouch for Nintendo Switch Lite – Max Game
It definitely seems as though Japan are being spoiled for case options, as Max Game’s Smart Pouch line will also be seeing an Animal Crossing design.
Design to fit the Nintendo Switch Lite, this little zipper case includes soft fabric on the inside to help avoid your Switch Lite from being scratched when out and about.
Nintendo Switch Controllers
Animal Crossing: New Horizons themed Joy-Con Controllers
Only available in the West as part of the New Horizons console bundle, these pastel coloured Joy-Cons bring a touch of island life to your Switch.
Those in Japan can order a set of Animal Crossing Joy-Cons separately from the My Nintendo Store. Unfortunately, for folks elsewhere, Nintendo won’t ship them outside of Japan.
Enhanced Wireless Switch Controllers Animal Crossing Designs – PowerA
If you’re looking for a more traditional style controller for your trip to the island then Power A’s enhanced wireless switch controllers have got your covered.
Available in two different design (Tim & Tommy Nook and K.K. Slider) these wireless controllers include mappable buttons, motion control support, a Bluetooth 5.1 connection, and a healthy dose of Animal Crossing style.
Amiibo & Additional Content
Animal Crossing amiibo Figurines
Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will support amiibo figurines from the franchise.
While no new amiibo figurines were announced, tapping any of the existing Animal Crossing amiibo will allow you to bring that character straight to your island’s campground. Thankfully Animal Crossing amiibo are quite cheap, so I’d definitely suggest stocking up before the scalpers inflate prices.
Animal Crossing amiibo Card Packs
Just like the Animal Crossing amiibo figurines, New Horizons will also support amiibo cards released for any of the past titles.
Each Animal Crossing card comes with a character design on the front and a small amiibo chip built inside!
Unlike the amiibo figurines, there are a lot more characters available in card form, so you’re sure to find your perfect islander.
Available from: Amazon
Nintendo Switch Online Membership (for online island sharing)
If you’re planning on visiting a friend’s island online, or want to live on the same island as 8 of your friends and family, then you’ll need to make sure you’re a member of Nintendo Switch Online.
Membership can be purchased directly from the Nintendo eShop or as a digital download code from Amazon and many other retailers.
Remember, it automatically renews!
Available from: Amazon (Digital Code)
Nintendo Switch Consoles
Special Edition Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch Console
The special edition New Horizons Nintendo Switch console really is the ultimate haul for any Animal Crossing fan.
Featuring an island-inspired Switch dock, special edition Joy-Cons, and a custom backplate adorned with Animal Crossing icons… it’s truly a stunner.
The European version even includes a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
Animal Crossing Skins & Decals
Tom Nook & Friends Nintendo Switch Skin Bundle – Controller Gear
If you don’t want to shell out for a brand new Nintendo Switch console, then you could always rep your love for Animal Crossing with a Nintendo Switch skin!
Officially licensed by Nintendo, this USA made skin is scratch resistant and leaves behind no residue when removed.
This one is designed for the standard Switch model.
Available from: Amazon
Timmy & Tommy Nintendo Switch Skin Bundle – Controller Gear
Looking for a bit more colour in your Nintendo Switch skin? Then this Timmy & Tommy full Switch skin bundle has got you covered.
Just like the previous decal set, this too is officially licensed by Nintendo and features the same scratch resistant surfaces from manufacturer Controller Gear.
Yup, there’s a screen protector included too!
Available from: Amazon
Nintendo Switch Lite Animal Crossing Skins – Controller Gear
If you’re looking for an Animal Crossing skin for your Nintendo Switch Lite, then Controller Gear has you covered aswell.
These officially licensed Animal Crossing skins are available in a variety of different designs and feature the same “Easy on – Easy Off” no residue materials as their bigger brothers.
Perfect for showcasing your fandom on the go.