New Animal Crossing: New Horizons Outfits Released in Collaboration With Pip Elekiban

07.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME

Pip Japan has created collection of items for the Nintendo Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons using the game’s Custom Designs featured which it revealed on July 2 via the official Pip Elekiban Twitter account. Pip Elekiban is a magnetic patch used on the skin for treating muscle stiffness.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has enjoyed successful sales during the stay-at-home measures put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pip Japan has released a trailer for its in-game clothing collection which consists of 3 one-piece outfits, a shirt, and more. Check it out below.

In May 2020, a survey was held in Japan for 300 men and women aged between 20-50 years old. They were asked whether they felt some form of stress during the current situation, with 60% confirming that they did. This includes mental stress as a result of not being able to visit places they wanted to visit or meet who they wanted to meet, work-related stress, physical stress brought about by a lack of exercise, and so on. Part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ success can be attributed to these causes, with people purchasing the game during the lockdown to help alleviate stresses and as a form of escapism.

 

Pip Japan wanted to help bring some smiles to people’s faces during the pandemic, and so have designed their own clothing collection for the game.

Pip Elekiban One Piece A (MO-YX9Y-498B-5XGT)


Pip Elekiban One Piece B (MO-11XP-HKB5-PQBQ)


Pip Elekiban One Piece C (MO-5FVD-28WC-PQ8V)

The one-piece dresses all feature super cute and stylish designs.

Pip Magneloop Shirt A (MO-YFHC-Y855-TN7V)


Pip Magneloop Shirt B (MO-LMWM-DJ2B-XWJ6)


Pip Magneloop Shirt C (MO-C12M-1561-N59T)

The shirts have simple designs but are cute in their own way too.

Pip Elekiban Tile (MO-80L5-K03Q-JKNQ)

They even made their own tile too.

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    ABOUT COLLECTION

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    Line-Up (Excerpt)

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    Additional Stock Orders

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    Product Delivery: January 23, 2021

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    © 2020 Nintendo

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    Download Code: MA-5962-3753-4973

     

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    Animal Crossing x Gelato Pique Special Book


    Pouch and tote bag comes with the book

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    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment

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    Themed food and merchandise line-up

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    © Nintendo.

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    SUPER NINTENDO WORLD: A Nintendo Fan’s Dream

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    While the grand opening of SUPER NINTENDO is still a while away yet, USJ has everyone covered. The new and first of its kind Mario Cafe & Store will officially open inside the park’s Hollywood Area on October 16, 2020. Let’s take a closer look.

     

    Mario Cafe & Store

    Mario Cafe & Store’s location inside the Hollywood Area


    This Mario themed space will serve up food and drink inspired by everybody’s favourite plumber as well as sell merchandise.

    The cafe and shops’ exterior designs

    The cafe and shop can be easily spotted thanks to the red and green “M” and “L” letters on the windows symbolising Mario and Luigi as well as the Mario and Luigi hats. Gamers can enjoy this exciting space while they wait for the official opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.

     

    Mario & Luigi themed food

    The food and drink line-up pays tribute to the beloved Mario video game franchise with instantly-recognisable motifs.

    ①Strawberry Shortcake Mario Hat Pancake Sandwich ②Grape Cheesecake Luigi Hat Pancake Sandwich ③Mario’s Strawberry Cream Fruit Cream Soda ④Luigi’s Apple Cream Fruit Cream Soda ⑤Soft Drinks (Super Mushroom, comes with drinks bottle)

    Everything on the menu is sure to have you snapping some photos for Instagram.

     

    Exclusive Mario merchandise

    The shop is located next to the cafe and offers a whole range of exclusive merchandise with references to the Mario games like the brothers’ hats, Princess Peach’s crown, and more.

    There’s also a special “WHOSE CAP?” series of goods to grab.

     

    Stay tuned for future updates on SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.

     

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