Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a spin-off of the Animal Crossing series released for Nintendo 3DS. It was originally released in Japan on July 30, 2015, North America on Sept. 25, 2015, Europe on Oct. 2, 2015 and Australia on Oct. 3, 2015.
Happy Home Designer does away with most of the Animal Crossing franchise’s community simulation gameplay, instead focusing on designing houses — arguably a smaller staple in the main series of games. Players take on the role of a customizable avatar character who becomes an employee of Nook’s Homes. There, they work designing homes for animal villagers based on their suggestions, unlocking new designs, furniture and other items as they progress.
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer was released in conjunction with Animal Crossing amiibo cards and figures. Players can design homes for animals scanned via amiibo, including special characters like Tom Nook, Isabelle and K.K. Slider.