Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Has Skin Tone Options

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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E3 2015 Nintendo - Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer 6Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will let players choose the skin tone of their in-game villager/home designer. This feature is a new addition to the Animal Crossing series and a continuing trend of Nintendo’s inclusion of diversity options in their games. The recently released Splatoon also included the option to choose the skin tone of their in-game character.


Previous Animal Crossing games does not allow players to choose their character’s skin tone. Instead they can get a tan, one that fades away with time. The trailer for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer showed at least two villagers with darker skin tones, but could they be characters that has been tanned? When asked about it, Alison Rapp from Nintendo’s Treehouse division confirms that the darker villagers we see in the trailers are in fact characters in their natural skin tones and not characters that has been tanned.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will be released in North America on September 25, 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS.

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