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(Pocket-lint) - Earlier this year Nintendo made existing Switch owners the world over suffer pangs of envy, unveiling a limited edition console to mark the arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons - and it's now out in the wild in the US. 

The console, which will launch in the UK in tandem with the latest game in the Animal Crossing series on March 20th, features a number of gorgeous design touches on its various components.

Starting with the console itself, the back of the screen unit is designed with leafy motifs from the game, showcasing the various sorts of items and villagers you can expect to encounter with trademark whimsy. 

The Joy Cons for the console are finished in two shades of lovely pastel, one blue and the other green, while both are white on their back, as you can see below. They also each have bespoke wrist straps and grips to fit the delightful colour scheme. 

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The docking unit, meanwhile, is perhaps the prettiest of all, featuring a lovely illustration of Tom Nook and the Nooklings, Timmy and Tommy on an island of their own.  

The console is available in a bundle with a download code for the game, and judging by the reception it's had so far you can expect it to sell out quickly; it costs $299.99 or £329.99. 

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On top of that, Nintendo has also shown off some carrying cases that perfect for both the Switch and Switch Lite, which fit the same theme and have pretty leaf designs. The cases come with a screen protector for your console, too, and immediately look some of the most stylish protection on offer for the Switch. 

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Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.