Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is set to launch as one of the most customizable games available on 3DS. Stemming from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the game gives you the ability to completely customize the interior and exterior of your house, and aims to take that level of customization even higher.
In Happy Home Designer, Tom Nook will give players objectives that include building houses for characters with specific tastes. For example, if an animal in the town has a specific outfit pattern, you may want to get furniture that mimics the style. Tacky in real life, exceptionally excellent in Animal Crossing. With this, you may be thrown into circumstances where the animal requires interests to be met in their new living arrangements. If a Kangaroo character, like Carrie, is trying to build a house around her joey, she may mention how she needs to make sure the house can suit both her and the little tyke.
Along with building houses for tenants, you’ll also be given tasks that include building traditional schools, or ones that sport magic like assets. You’ll even be given the ability to make buildings that would often be seen in Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s plaza. These include hotels, offices, restaurants, concert halls, convenient stores, department stores, and tons more. You can visit the places you’ve built once finished and talk to the people utilizing the area. However, while you may be able to build a handful of these from the get-go, you’ll have to unlock more areas to build as you progress through the game, similar to how you would have to live in a town for a certain period of time to unlock more stores in the plaza in New Leaf.
In addition to the above, you’ll also find yourself using Miiverse as you would in many Wii U games. Uploading screenshots of your accomplishments directly to Miiverse is a common theme across a plethora of Wii U titles, but it has been surprisingly absent from 3DS games. Happy Home Designer will make uploading to social networks and Miiverse a breeze.
The video below showcases some of the places you’ll be able to build, design, and utilize while displaying difference types of interactions with various villagers.