Animal Crossing on the Switch was originally supposed to be released later this year. However at the Nintendo Direct at E3 2019, they announced the title for the game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as a new release date- March 20, 2020.
Why the delay?
The reason for the delay was so that they could focus on making the experience the best that it can be, as explained in the Direct. This may be due to the recent events when companies (like Bethesda and BioWare) released too early and the game wasn’t in a finished state, causing backlash from the community. I for one would prefer that a company pushes back release so they can polish the game and make it the best that it can be. Wouldn’t you agree?
What do we know about the game?
Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings us to a deserted island, and none other than Tom Nook himself funds the whole trip. Well when I say fund, I mean loans you 49,800 Bells that you have to pay back.
Anyways, you’re given a tent, and once you get that set up, you’re able to start making improvements on the island. Eventually, you’ll begin seeing more people arrive, and before long you have a small community.
Hopefully as it gets closer to the release date, we will have more details on what we can do in the game. We saw fishing, planting, and paving sidewalks in the trailer, but what else can we do? Time will tell.
What are you looking forward to in New Horizons? Leave us a comment below!