Animal Crossing: New Horizons trades city life for the big island
Nintendo has finally given Animal Crossing fans what they want. In a Nintendo Direct in September 2018, the company announced (through a short introduction) that Animal Crossing would be coming to Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019.
Unfortunately, that news was reversed when Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi announced that the game would be delayed until March 20, 2020 during the company’s Nintendo Direct E3 2019 presentation.
While Nintendo Direct and Koizumi brought us some disappointing news at the show, they also gave us a first look at the actual gameplay, plus some necessary story details about What we are doing on the island and why.
Bringing Animal Crossing to the Switch will entice old and new fans, plus we think this game is a perfect match for Nintendo Nintendo hybrid consoles. The nature of the Crossing Animal sandbox makes it ideally suited for long sessions on your TV, as well as short bursts while on the Switch’s handheld mode.
This is what we know so far about Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
[Update: Famitsu is creating some excitement with Animal Crossing with some brand new screenshots. Check them out for yourself below.]
Cut to chase
What is it? The latest addition to the Animal Crossing series
When can I play it? March 20, 2020
What can I play it on? Nintendo Switch
Animal Crossing: New Horizon Release Date
With both a great disappointment for the fans and a great relief for those working in the game, Nintendo recently announced that New Horizons will be available on March 20, 2020. We have will probably hear more about the game later this year, probably around September and October when Nintendo leaves the next Nintendo Direct.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons trailer
Nintendo brings 2020 with an all-new Animal Crossing trailer. It’s a short 30-second video but it’s naturally very captivating and fans will see some familiar excited faces in the crowd during the Nook presentation.
September 2019 brought an entirely new game trailer that gives us a better idea of what we can expect from island life between manufacturing, decoration and shopping.
While not much is known, the game’s first trailer was re-aired in September 2018 – promising a late 2019 release date that we now know won’t happen. However, it serves as a nice introduction to the game and one of its most illustrious characters, Tom Nook.
The much more important trailer came to us throughout E3 2019, when Nintendo omitted a series of new details about the game. Based on the trailer we know that crafting will now play an important role in the game and fine adjustments such as being able to place furniture anywhere on the island will really help make the home for everyone. People who look different from each other – a big step in the direction for a franchise to come out like a little too vanilla.
See the E3 2019 trailer below:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons news and rumors
Japanese outlet Famitsu has shared some new screenshots from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The images give a glimpse of the game world as well as the day-to-day activities that can be engaged in while there.
Check out some of the images below and find the rest on Famitsu itself.
A look at customisation
A handful of new images from Animal Crossing have emerged online and have been shared by GameXplain. These new images don’t give much away in terms of gameplay but they do give a good insight into the more extensive range of customisation options players will have available to them when creating their New Horizons character. Players will be able to change hair, eyes, mouths, noses and outfits to create a character that suits them and you can see the images in the video gallery below.
During the game trailer in September 2019, we saw Nook Miles, the game’s new currency that will be alongside Bells. You can earn Nook Miles by performing quests on the island and then you can exchange them for things like recipes and items, though all the things you can get with Nook Miles has not been confirmed yet.
In an interview with IGN, the Animal Crossing development team confirmed that there will be both local and online multiplayer elements in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In the local multiplayer mode, up to four players will be able to play together on an island, each using a single Joy-Con. All players will appear on one screen instead of the split screen setting.
On many online players, things get bigger as up to eight players will be able to play on an island. By talking to each other, Animal Crossing will be compatible with the Nintendo Switch Online application.
Animal Crossing will support auto-save, meaning there is no more fear that Mr. Resetti will come after you when you accidentally reset the game without saving.
A neat feature for Animal Crossing fans living in the southern hemisphere was revealed during the Nintendo E3 Treehouse livestream: area! Yes, in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players will be able to set up the area they live in, meaning that the seasons in the game will truly reflect the people you are experiencing in real life.
We never thought we would say this, but manufacturing will play a major role in the next Animal Crossing game. Shown in the New Horizons trailer above, we see villagers collecting sticks, wood and stones on Tom Nook’s craft bench to create new items such as axes and, let’s say, fishing poles. Without setting up shop on the island, we think this is how we will have new furniture and stuff in the game.
Although it doesn’t have to be as deep as the farming system seen in the beloved Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing has a small mechanic going on. In the trailer, we can see villagers harvesting petals from around a tree, which we assume is either used as a construction material or used to grow more flowers on the island.
One of the key game-play mechanics in Animal Crossing is building your residence – something we will continue to see in the New Horizon. The first thing you will have to do when you get to the island is to set up a tent. Similar games in the franchise have started this way, but it looks like you will hold the tent for a longer period of time in New Horizons.
Nintendo officially announced Animal Crossing for the Switch in a Nintendo Direct in September 2018.
In January 2018, it was revealed that Nintendo had registered the new Animal Crossing brand in Japan for a variety of purposes, including software for home video game consoles, handheld video game consoles and electric devices. smart phone. Now, we have smartphone app in the form of Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, but we haven’t seen handheld and home gaming consoles. A Nintendo Switch release will tick both boxes.
Likewise, the brand also includes stuffed animals, gaming consoles, table games, playing cards, protective cases and card games, so it’s clear that Nintendo still has big plans. for this series.
It has been a long time since the last mainline release
The last Animal Crossing release was New Leaf throughout 2012. That was seven years ago and, before the usual release gap for major titles was about three to five years, we tended to say that we due a new game.
What’s more interesting is that the Wii U never received a major title (no, the Amiibo Festival completely doesn’t count) despite the fact that many fans expect to see one. Maybe Nintendo has started working on Animal Crossing’s Wii U or is steadily waiting to launch one for the Switch.
Success of previous versions
Previous versions of DS and 3DS Animal Crossing have been selling well for Nintendo – both Wild World and New Leaf surpassed 11 million sales. While there’s a warning that previous home console versions for the GameCube and Wii are almost impossible, we tend to say that the Switch will create a trend here thanks to its hybrid nature. and Nintendo will have a big push.
With one of Nintendo’s most solid handheld games, Pokemon, now confirmed to be coming to Switch, we don’t think it’s likely the company will continue to maintain Animal Crossing on 3DS for much longer.
What we want to see from Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Wider, more dynamic, actors
We love our Animal Crossing neighbors, but there, there’s no denying that they can become somewhat similar. It is a problem that is not helped by repeated interactions. We would love to see a new Animal Crossing that introduces many new faces to the neighborhood and perhaps include a few other ways to get to know them. Seeing more dialogue and a more rounded personality will make us very happy.
The decoration in Animal Crossing is one of the biggest and best parts of the series (just look at Happy Home Designer to find evidence of that). But, we want to see more furniture appear in a new game. New styles and themes will be welcome, perhaps with more customization options.
Space is wider or more area
With the power that Switch provides, we think we can get the largest and most expanded Animal Crossing ever. Although we love Animal Crossing as all about being in a small town, we also enjoyed moving to a city vibe that accompanies New Leaves. In Animal Crossing on Switch, we wanted to take it further, but it’s nice to see some new areas or districts in town that offer a few more amenities or places to visit.
More opportunities to create your own story
Moving to mayor is one of the best aspects of New Leaf, but we want to see something a little different in the next section. Perhaps more choices in your role in town. Pocketcamp allows players to take on the role of camp owner, so perhaps in a new main game, we may see a few more career options.
Of course, for those interested in continuing along the mayor’s path there is still there, but it is also interesting to see the shop owners or cafe owners opening. Create your own designs or craft furniture to sell to locals or collect ingredients from your town and others to add some interesting flavors to your cafe menu. – all of these sounds are like interesting pursuits in Animal Crossing.
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is a welcome release after we’ve seen anything in this series, but it doesn’t scratch it enough for us due to its superficiality. However, that doesn’t mean we want to see mobile games completely abandoned when a mainstream release launches.
It would be great if Nintendo managed to connect the releases on mobile devices and consoles together in some way so that players could better understand mobile games and give us a Other ways to enjoy the console release. Whether it’s unlocking and moving items, making money or improving relationships, we’ll be like a way to keep playing even on days when we can bring the Switch. Now that we’ve found it possible with Pokemon Let Go, our hopes are even higher.
( Source: Techradar )