The next Animal Crossing game is set to break a long-standing (and often griped about) precedent for the series. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, an upcoming 3DS spinoff title, will allow players to choose the skin tone of their avatars. The previously released Animal Crossing: New Leaf sought to address this issue with its tanning system, but it ultimately left many players unsatisfied. This mechanic was initially caught by a very observant fan, then confirmed by Nintendo’s Alison Rapp.
— Alison Rapp (@mnemosynekurai) June 17, 2015