How does Nintendo reward Japanese players and also hype up the rerelease of a beloved GameCube game? It releases free downloadable content (dlc) for Animal Crossing: City Folk players! The first ever download dlc for Animal Crossing: City Folk is a hat labeled red Pikmin. When worn, it makes the character look, well, like a red Pikmin from the Pikmin games.
If you’re looking for the hat, many users on Animal Crossing: City Folk forums are offering to sell or give away the item. According to information on Zyetendo, you can’t hack the game to get the item – you must first actually acquire the item before you hack to acquire it. Hacking isn’t necessary though. If you can get your hands on a red Pikmin hat (like I did), it is immediately added to your catalog. You can then purchase them from Nook for 400 bells.
I have to say that this dlc is simply adorable, and a wonderful free addition to the game. I am especially pleased that it isn’t region exclusive and that you can purchase it from your catalog. I hope Nintendo keeps this up and makes all dlc catalog-buyable and region-free.