Today is the release date for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer in the UK, and unfortunately the Nintendo UK store has experienced order delays, resulting in some customers not receiving their copy on time.
Luckily, Nintendo has been distributing a free download copy of the game to the customers affected, so that they can still play the game whilst they wait for their physical release to be shipped. These customers will also be eligible for a free pack of amiibo cards via a redeemable code to use on the Nintendo store.
Here’s the email from Nintendo:
“Thank you for pre-ordering Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with the Nintendo Official UK Store.
Regrettably there has been a delay in the dispatch of your order which means this is unlikely to be arriving with you today.
We fully appreciate that this must be very disappointing; as a gesture of goodwill we would like to provide you with a code to allow you to download the game from the Nintendo eShop so you begin creating stylish new homes for your Animal Crossing friends as soon as possible.
The physical product will be on the way today if not already, keep an eye out for the dispatch notification email for further details.
Your download code is: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
As an additional gesture you can redeem the code below at the Nintendo Official UK store for a free pack of the Animal Crossing amiibo cards, just add them to your basket then enter the code at checkout.
Your amiibo card code is: XXXXXXXXXXXX”
Hopefully the orders will be shipped soon, but at least those affected can still enjoy the game on release day.