Update: Animal Crossing Switch Preorders Back at Amazon | IGN

UPDATE February 11, 11:40 AM ET: the Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is back in-stock at Amazon.

On March 13, Nintendo will a special edition Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Nintendo Switch console. It arrives exactly one week before the game (which, true to form for Nintendo, is sold separately). Preorders for the new hardware are now live at a number of retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy. If you want one, you might want to lock in your preorder soon, because there’s no telling whether these will sell out.

Preorder Animal Crossing: New Horizons Special Edition Nintendo Switch

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The special edition Nintendo Switch is now available to preorder at most online retailers that sell such things. Note that preorders haven’t gone live yet on Amazon, and that they’re currently sold out at Best Buy. That means if you want to make sure you get one, you’d be wise to place your preorder soon so it doesn’t sell out everywhere before you have the chance.

This Is the “V2” Nintendo Switch

This special edition of the Switch is the “V2” version of the hardware, which means it gets longer battery life than the launch Switch. It has pastel blue and green Joy-Cons. The base is cream colored and features an image of Tom, Timmy, and Tommy Nook standing on a small island in the sea. The back of the Switch is black, but it’s etched with Animal Crossing imagery.

It Does Not Include the Game

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Unfortunately, this special edition Switch does not include the game. Assuming you’ll want to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons on your Animal Crossing-themed Switch, you’ll have to buy it separately (see it at Amazon). Also available is an Animal Crossing-themed carrying case for Switch and Switch Lite, plus a pair of officially licensed Switch controllers made by PowerA, which you can see below.

Preorder Animal Crossing Carrying Case & Screen Protector

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the first game in the series since Animal Crossing: New Leaf released on the 3DS in 2012. New Horizons has a vacation theme, as you’re whisked away on the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package. As usual, you’ll be able to customize your character and your home to your liking, shaping the landscape as you see fit. You can craft items, fish, decorate, and yuck it up with the neighbors.

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Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.

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