19 Mar 2021 3:59 PM +00:00

Hello Kitty Villagers ACNH: Here's How to Get the 6 New Sanrio Villagers With amiibo Cards, Pre-Order Guide

Animal Crossing New Horizons has received a bunch of small updates since it launched, adding in new themed events, furniture items and even activities like deep sea diving.

For the first time, new villagers are being added to the game, with Hello Kitty themed villagers called Chai, Chelsea, Etoile, Marty, Rilla, and Toby being added to players' islands. Getting them is a little tricky however, as you'll need to nab yourselves some new amiibo cards as part of the Sanrio Collaboration Pack.

Here's how to get the new Hello Kitty villagers in Animal Crossing New Horizons, the release date for the new pack, and a look at where they can be purchased.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Hello Kitty Sanrio amiibo Cards Release Date

The Animal Crossing New Horizons Sanrio Hello Kitty amiibo Cards and Villagers will launch March 26 worldwide. You'll be able to purchase the Sanrio Celebration Pack at various retailers depending on your location, At present, there's still a lot of info to come about pre-orders and where to buy the new villagers depending on where you live. We've collected all of this in this guide, and will update as we learn more.

Who Are the New Hello Kitty Villagers and What Furniture do They Have?

There are 6 new villagers arriving in Animal Crossing New Horizons as part of the Sanrio update on March 26. Each of these is themed after various Hello Kitty characters and merch, and many of them already appeared in Animal Crossing New Leaf. Here are the new faces you can look forward to seeing if you purchase the amiibo cards:

  1. Chai - Cinnamoroll set
  2. Chelsea - My Melody set
  3. Etoile - Kiki and Lala Furniture set
  4. Marty - Pompompurin Furniture set
  5. Rilla - Hello Kitty set
  6. Toby - Kerokerokeroppi set
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These six villagers can only be scanned into your island using amiibo cards. There's more info on where to purchase the, below.

How to Buy the Sanrio amiibo Cards US

Let's start with how to buy the Sanrio amiibo cards in the US. This is the region we have the most information on currently. They will be available exclusively at Target stores, so keep an eye on that. They will release March 26 and the price for these cards is $5.99 for the whole pack. Tou can learn more by heading to this Tweet by Nintendo of America.

A screenshot of a new Animal Crossing New Horizons Hello Kitty Villager
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How to Buy the Sanrio amiibo Cards Europe

This is where things get a little bit more complicated. We do know that the Sanrio Celebrations amiibo cards will come to Europe, but currently there aren't a lot of preorder links. For those in France, you can head to the FNAC Store to keep an eye on pre-orders. Once more info is released for other parts of Europe, we'll add them here.

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How to Buy Sanrio Celebration Pack in the UK

To purchase the Animal Crossing New Horizons Sanrio amiibo cards in the UK, we reccomend bookmarking the official Nintendo UK Store. There's no further info on this, and we've been given a release date of 'late March'.

How to Buy the Hello Kitty Animal Crossing Cards in Australia

For those of you in Australia, getting the Sanrio amiibo cards is a case of heading to EB Games. The pack costs $9.99 AUD, for the full selection of cards. Keep an eye on stock limits as these will likely go fast.

Here's How to Get Chai, Chelsea, Etoile, Marty, Rilla, and Toby

To get Chai, Chelsea, Etoile, Marty, Rilla and Toby in Animal Crossing New Horizons you will need to purchase the Sanrio Celebration Pack of amiibo cards. This is currently the only way to get these new villagers, other than trading with someone who already has them of course. 

That's all of the info you'll need to get the 6 new Hello Kitty Animal Crossing New Horizons villagers on your island. For more on the game why not try out our guide on the new bugs and fish added this month. Elsewhere, there's our look at the March update.