So I have been waiting for the new 3DS to come out ever since it was announced for Japan and I almost gave up on it ever getting released in America but it is finally here! The new 3DS with all the cute faceplates everyone has been waiting for ♡ The new 3DS is going for about $219 on amazon. The release in america is actually an Animal crossing happy home bundle. So you get the new Animal crossing game, and the new 3DS for $219!
The bundle also comes with two animal crossing themed cover plates and one amiibo card. The bundle doesn't come with a charger though... I'm not really sure why the new 3DS doesn't come with a charger but you can purchase one here if you don't currently own one and are planning to get the new 3DS. Im really excited to play the new Animal crossing game even though its not a typical AC game. Happy home is actually an interior design game where you help your fellow villagers decorate their homes! Hence, happy home ~
Thats where the amiibo cards come in. Amiibo cards are a new form of Amiibo, they pretty much look exactly like trading cards but they are super pretty and sparkly! (I got to see some this summer at comic con! ) each pack is going to come with 6 cards and are going to go for $5.99. (you can purchase amiibo card packs here) The amiibo cards will allow you to have exact villagers move into your town which is actually really great and fun because I like knowing who will be living in my town! And if you are wondering yes, the game is 100% playable without having to buy the Amiibo cards! If you aren't planning on buying the new 3DS but want to play Happy home and play with the amiibo cards you will have to buy the Happy home / NFC card reader bundle.
The best (and my favorite part) about the new 3DS is the cover plates. There are so many cute ones to choose from! You can find them simply by looking up "new 3DS cover plate" here are a few of my personal favorites!~
They all vary in price depending on rarity.
This morning I went over to Gamestop and picked up my bundle and I was shocked of how pretty the box looks in real life! Its actually a lot smaller than I thought it would be too!~ I also bought 5 packs of amiibo cards (I had to stop myself from buying more... ; - ;)
So this is all the stuff that comes inside the bundle box. It comes with two different cover plates which is a good deal considering most cover plates are going for over $20. I don't particularly like the ones the bundle comes with so I won't be using them. The bundle also comes with some AR cards that I never pay attention to, one amiibo card, and of course the little guide for the new 3DS.
After opening my five packs of cards here are the ones I was actually happy with! The top row are the holographic special cards. In every amiibo card pack there is one special card!~ The ones I don't want i'll probably trade away or sell.
The cards themselves are extremely high quality and don't feel as though they will get ruined with use. They appear to be thicker than a normal playing card so it won't bend! The glittery or holographic cards are so pretty I can't wait to find a cute way to display them. I wouldn't recommend carrying these around loosely.
As you can see I picked out the pink stripped cover plate. I think its super adorable ^~^ I really enjoy the feel of the new 3DS. Its slightly smaller than my older 3DS but I can't really tell the difference.
Like I said, I just got my new 3DS this morning so I haven't used any of the new buttons or features but as a first impression, I'm very impressed. I was doubting if I should get the new 3DS or not and I'm so glad I decided to because I would have regretted not purchasing it!
As for the Happy home game, it looks really cute! I have only gone as far as creating my character but i really enjoy the fact you can now in fact change your skin tone and hair color. Once I play more of the game I will post a more in depth review. Its just important to remember that Happy home isn't an actual animal crossing game, its a spin off so in Happy home you can't really do the things you could do in New leaf or older AC games. Let me know if you guys would like a full review on the game~
I hope you all enjoyed my little first impression of both the new 3DS happy home bundle! Remember, if you'd like to purchase the bundle you can do so here or if you'd just like to purchase the game you can do so here ♡ Are you planning on purchasing the new 3DS? Let me know down in the comments!