This game was released on March 20, 2020 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulation game from Nintendo that takes place on a deserted island. It offers a robust crafting system and a variety of activities like gardening, fishing and decorating. There also are many unique villagers to interact with, both new ones and those familiar from the previous installments.
New Horizons‘s multiplayer mode allows up to eight players to reside on a single island via online multiplayer or local wireless. Furthermore, four players can play together on a single system. The game supports all Nintendo Switch modes.
While there are no general pre-order bonuses for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, retailers in the States are trying to entice buyers with exclusive physical goodies. As is usually the case with physical bonuses, quantities are limited, so make sure to check if the offer is still available.
First off, reserving your copy at Walmart nets you a bonus ACNH tote bag depicted below:
Meanwhile, Target has an exclusive Animal Crossing journal with a 2020 calendar inside:
Best Buy is giving away Tom Nook Phone & Tech Badges: reusable accessories that you can stick on phones and laptops. If that seems underwhelming, the retailer is also offering $10 in reward certificates for My Best Buy members:
Lastly, GameStop has come forward with an offer of a double-sided poster:
If you make a purchase through these links, we may get a share of the sale. We will keep an eye out for more bonuses and update this list if needed.
Bell Bag Bundle ($64.99)
Best Buy is also accepting pre-orders for Animal Crossing: New Horizons bundled with a replica of the in-game Bell Bag depicted above (picture not to scale). This does bump the price up to $65, but is cheaper than buying the game and the bag separately.
Special Nintendo Switch Edition ($299.99)
Nintendo has announced an official Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Switch console with pastel green and blue Joy-Con controllers and a white Dock, adorned with images of characters from the game. A copy of the game itself is not included and will have to be purchased separately.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches for Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020.