Nintendo's Italian office has confirmed that Animal Crossing New 3DS cover plates will be coming to Europe on October 2nd - the same day that Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer hits the console.

Three plates will be available, one showing Isabelle, the other portraying K.K. Slider and the third showing a whole host of characters from the popular series.

Animal Crossing is having something of a bumper year in 2015, with the series also coming to the Wii U in the form of Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival.

Check out our impressions of Happy Home Designer here.

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