In a brief but sugary video, Nintendo U.K. wishes fans of the Animal Crossing series a “Happy Bunny Day” on April 5, 2015, to coincide with the actual in-game holiday of Bunny Day that falls on the same day as Easter Sunday each year.
The video shows off some cute, festive holiday decorations and goodies that Animal Crossing fans could use in their own, at-home celebrations. Traditional fare like painted eggs, easy clean-up plastic eggs, and carrot cake cupcakes topped with candied carrots serve as a backdrop to the more fun Animal Crossing decorative pieces. A treat basket that includes a chick, an Animal Crossing plush, and various colored eggs could be a dream-come-true holiday gift basket or the perfect centerpiece for a geek chic Bunny Day brunch.
If gift baskets are not quite your cup of tea, another plush is seen sitting inside a flower print teacup. It is the image of spring with a dash of gamer cred thrown in to spice things up a bit. The idea could certainly be re-used at a tea social or birthday party, as well.
Just where can one obtain this darling array of small Animal Crossing plush toys that serve as the video’s stars? It is quite clear a Tom Nook, Isabelle, K.K. Slider, Porter or Kicks plushie is a safe bet to brighten any fan’s holiday, decoration or otherwise. The officially licensed plush are made by Sanei and can be purchased directly from Amazon.com across North America or at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. Japanese import website J-List also has a selection of plush from the series available for purchase at $18.00 USD.
As the video suggests, playing your own copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS is one of the most exciting parts of celebrating Bunny Day. The in-game Egg Hunting competition can only be accessed during the holiday window. According to Nookipedia, to collect eggs, you need to bring at least one of each of the six different types of eggs to Zipper T. Doing so will net you a special egg basket to collect more eggs. The six egg types are Deep Sea (found by scuba diving), Earth (found by digging up cracks in the ground), Sky (found hanging from balloons), Stone (found by crushing rocks), Tree (found by shaking trees) and Water (found by fishing).
With a basket in hand, collect as many eggs as possible and eat them to find candy or prize tickets. Prize tickets are redeemed in Animal Crossing: New Leaf with Zipper T. to obtain the limited edition Egg Series furniture items.
[Image courtesy of Nintendo]