Scheduled for released on November 5, Happy Home Paradise tasks players with helping characters acquire their dream vacation home on a new group of islands.
Priced at $24.99 / £22.49 and also available as part of a $49.99 / £34.99 Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, Happy Home Paradise isn’t a standalone product, so players will need to own a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to get it.
Introducing Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise
Nintendo told IGN that is has no plans to release further paid DLC for the game after this week’s expansion.
“Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise introduces a new gameplay experience in which the player joins the Paradise Planning team and helps make their client’s dream resort home become a reality,” a spokesperson said.
“It is a major update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and offers a distinguishing and different gameplay experience. Therefore, it made sense to include it as the first and only paid DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”
Happy Home Paradise will arrive alongside Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ version 2.0 update, which will also be the game’s last major free content update.
It will include Brewster and his coffee shop the Roost, and fellow new character Kapp’n, who will take players to different islands on his boat, among other features.
“The free update launching on Nov. 5 will be the last major free content update,” the Nintendo spokesperson added. “We hope that players will continue enjoying their island life in real time and throughout the changing seasons.”
Animal Crossing: New Horizons released in March 2020 and as of this June it had shipped 33.89 million copies, making its Switch’s second best-selling game.