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The Good and Bad of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct

1 month ago   |   By Pocket Gamer

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has finally, at long last, properly been unleashed on the world. After years of begging, months of speculation, and many fans having a meltdown, we finally received concrete word of what to expect from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in the form of a Direct aired today, February 20th 2020. What a time to be alive. Remember these precious moments, please.
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Hands-on With Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Charming First 30 Minutes

Hands-on With Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Charming First 30 Minutes

1 month ago   |   By IGN

Like all good entrepreneurs, The Nook empire is diversifying in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - by spinning up a new business venture: island getaways. In my time with New Horizons gameplay doesn't stray far from what makes Animal Crossing so charmingly addictive a few key updates aim to make it the most customizable entry in the series.
The Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct showed massive potential for the newfound deserted island to grow into a proper village, and I got to see what it's like from its meager beginnings. Granted, one half-hour isn't enough time to get a true sense of New...
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You Can Recover Animal Crossing: New Horizons Save Data-But There's A Big Catch

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

During its Animal Crossing-focused Direct, Nintendo once again confirmed that the upcoming New Horizons will not make use of Nintendo Switch Online's cloud save backup function, but NSO subscribers will have a way to recover their save data should something unfortunate happen to their system. However, this feature comes with one notable caveat. In fine print during the presentation, Nintendo specifies that you will only be able to recover your Animal Crossing: New Horizons save data one time should your Switch get lost or damaged. If something As previously mentioned, this service will...
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Uses The Switch Online App In Clever Ways

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

Nintendo shared a wealth of new details about Animal Crossing: New Horizons during its Animal Crossing Direct broadcast. As we recently learned through the company's website, New Horizons will support the rarely used Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app , and now we know exactly how it'll be used. Shortly after New Horizons launches, the title will get its own game-specific service in the NSO app called Nook Link. Among other things, you can use this feature to scan QR codes of patterns designed in the series' 3DS games, New Leaf and Happy Home Designer , letting you import those patterns...
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Confirms New And Returning Characters

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

All of the Animal Crossing games are filled with a collection of adorable anthropomorphic animals. In the February 2020 Nintendo Direct, we see that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is no different, featuring a motley crew of faces, some old and some brand-new. Long-time fans will recognize the Museum (traditionally run by Blathers and Celeste), Nook's Cranny (traditionally run by Tom Nook or his children), and Able Sisters (traditionally run by Mabel, Sable, and Label)-all hallmark stores of the Animal Crossing franchise. Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Campground makes a return too. Isabelle...
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Have Free Updates For Holidays, Events

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

As part of its Animal Crossing-focused Direct, Nintendo has detailed plans for how it intends to support the upcoming Switch entry, New Horizons. As revealed during the Nintendo Direct, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will have multiple free updates post-launch. The first of these free updates arrives on March 20-the game's release day-and will introduce Bunny Day. From that point on, holidays and events that aren't already in the game will be introduced as they come up in the real-life calendar. This gradual rollout means that the system clock and other exploits can't be manipulated to do...
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Amiibo Support Detailed

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

Nintendo revealed a ton of new information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons during the game's dedicated Direct presentation. On top of showing off a variety of welcome quality-of-life improvements, the company confirmed New Horizons will have Amiibo support. Here's how it'll work. New Horizons will be compatible with both the Animal Crossing Amiibo figures as well as the Amiibo cards. By scanning an Amiibo, you can invite that character to your island's campground. You can also take photos with them in a new photoshoot mode called Photopia. There are currently 16 different Animal...
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Your friends can't destroy your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island

1 month ago   |   By GamesRadar

Don't worry, visitors can't just come and smash up your creation
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a tonne of free updates post-launch

1 month ago   |   By GamesRadar

Seasonal events, special characters and more to come
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You can talk to friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons using the new Nook Link feature on smartphones

1 month ago   |   By GamesRadar


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Animal Crossing: New Horizons definitely won't support cloud saves

1 month ago   |   By GamesRadar

But there's a save system back-up system to provide peace of mind
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11 things we learned about Animal Crossing: New Horizons from today's Nintendo Direct

11 things we learned about Animal Crossing: New Horizons from today's Nintendo Direct

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

The vibe around Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a lot less secretive now. This morning, Nintendo showed off a lengthy presentation that provided plenty of details about the latest title in its adorable life sim series, which is making its debut on the Switch on March 20th. That includes everything from the structure of the game to the multiplayer aspect and your new virtual smartphone. There was a lot packed into the 25-minute-long presentation. But if you weren't able to catch the whole thing, here are the highlights.
The island is fairly empty in the beginning
The Animal Crossing series...
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons: hands-on with Nintendo's adorable Switch life sim

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: hands-on with Nintendo's adorable Switch life sim

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

The first 45 minutes of Tom Nook's latest scam venture
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Adds A Tool Wheel And Other Much-Needed Improvements

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

Animal Crossing: New Horizons marks the franchise's debut on Nintendo Switch. Though the traditional game loop of accruing additional home and character cosmetics, forging friendships, and paying off your sizable debt to Tom Nook returns, New Horizons makes some welcome quality-of-life adjustments to the Animal Crossing formula. Perhaps the most notable addition is an unlockable tool wheel. Much like a weapon wheel in shooters, the tool wheel makes it easier to quickly switch between all of the items in your inventory-such as the shovel, fishing rod, and axe. No more need to equip each...
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lets You Change Your Island's Terrain

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

During its Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, Nintendo revealed new construction features to help you customize your island. As shown during the presentation, the Nook Phone-an in-game smartphone with a variety of helpful apps-includes an "Island Designer" app that allows you to mold your island to your liking. The most drastic feature is the ability to change your island's terrain, a first for the series. In past Animal Crossing games, you'd have to reset the game if you didn't like your town's layout at the start. Like previous games, New Horizons gives you a choice of four island...
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These Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch Skins Are Stinkin' Cute

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

Though the Animal Crossing Switch console is sold out at every major retailer, you can still add some New Horizons flavor to regular 'ole Switch and Switch Lite systems. Three Animal Crossing console skin sets are available now for both the Switch and Switch Lite. The officially licensed skins from Controller Gear also cost a lot less than the special edition console. Switch console skins are $20, and Switch Lite skins are $10. Controller Gear's console and controller skins are scratch resistant and leave no residue on your console, dock, or Joy-Cons after removing them. Since the skins...
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Watch The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct

1 month ago   |   By GameSpot

Nintendo is airing a special Nintendo Direct focusing on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The broadcast takes place today, Thursday, February 20, at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT. According to Nintendo, the Animal Crossing Direct will run for approximately 25 minutes and feature "an in-depth look at Nook Inc.'s Deserted Island Getaway Package." You'll be able to tune into the broadcast on Nintendo's website , Twitch , and YouTube channels. You can also simply watch the Direct below. New details about Animal Crossing have been steadily coming out in the run-up to the game's launch. Nintendo...
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How to watch the Animal Crossing Direct and see your New Horizons unfold

1 month ago   |   By GamesRadar

Prepare for the Deserted Island Getaway Package
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct Is Happening Today

1 month ago   |   By IGN

Nintendo is holding an Animal Crossing Direct later today, focused entirely on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The stream begins at 2pm UK / 9am ET / 6am PT, and will deliver around 25 minutes of brand new Animal Crossing: New Horizons information, including an in-depth look at Nook Inc's Deserted Island Getaway Package.
We'll be updating this story with everything we learn as the stream plays out, so be sure to revisit us during and after the Direct to learn all the new details.
For more, be sure to take a look at all the news we have on Animal Crossing: New Horizons multiplayer , every...
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