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Animal Crossing Happy Home Paradise DLC: release date, features, price

Published: 15/Oct/2021 18:20 Updated: 15/Oct/2021 20:07

by Dylan Horetski


Nintendo has officially announced Happy Home Paradise, the first paid DLC pack for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here’s everything you need to know about the release date, features, and price of the latest expansion. 

Since the game was released on March 20, 2020, Nintendo has offered free, seasonal updates to the island-building simulator. They’ve included countless new items, animals, among other things for your village and residents.

In a drastic change of pace, they’ve announced their first paid DLC pack called Happy Home Paradise. Based on Happy Home Designer on 3DS, it tasks you with helping villagers get settled into their new resort vacation home.


Happy Home Paradise release date & price

The paid DLC pack for Animal Crossing, Happy Home Paradise, will be available for preorder starting October 29, 2021, with the official release on November 5.

It will cost $24.99 to purchase, with the opportunity to get the DLC alongside the new Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Paradise features

In the new DLC, characters show up on your island to request that you build them the perfect vacation home.

You will then take them to a resort where you meet up with the Paradise Planning team made up of Niko, Lottie, and Wardell.

When you get to there, you’ll be able to help the villaher fulfill their dreams with these features:


  • Place requested furniture
  • Design with lighting, wallpapers, and more
  • Build fences and place trees, paths, and more
  • Definite the sizes of the interior, place walls, and select a soundscape
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One of the new DLC features is being able to design your own restaurant.

New facilities

You can also design other facilities around the island:

  • Restaurant
  • Hospital
  • School

On top of an already feature-packed DLC, you can also share designs online, follow other designers, and even take stuff back to your own island to redesign your resident’s homes.

Now that you know what to expect in the newly announced Animal Crossing DLC, you can decide if it’s worth the money. Keep an eye on this post as well as Dexerto’s Animal Crossing hub for any updates.