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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Unlike previous games, Nintendo has been taking a tougher stance on time traveling in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players have not been able to freely fast-forward the time or day in order to access seasonal events early – for the most part anyway.

For the initial launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, that time traveling technique simply didn’t work at all since the player’s clock would be checked to ensure that it was accurate. Interestingly though, it has not been enforced as of late. Players discovered that there was no such restriction in place with recent events like Halloween.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

With over 26 million copies sold since its March launch, it’s safe to say that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a hit. However, the game has gone beyond simply being an experience for players to manage their islands and connect with friends. Businesses and organizations have started to take interest, and it’s something Nintendo has now become fully aware of.

Today, Nintendo posted usage guidelines for businesses and organizations in how they get involved with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It forbids certain actions like using the game inappropriately, featuring politics, or obtaining financial benefit.

Here’s the full notice:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The big winter update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was just announced yesterday, has now gone live. All players can access version 1.6.0.

As a reminder, today’s update adds support for new events, more Reactions and hairstyle options, a home storage upgrade, the ability to transfer your island and residents, and more. We have the full rundown below for those that missed the news originally. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a big update dropping this week. The game is getting new events, new Reactions and hairstyles, and more.

Nintendo has now released a bunch of screenshots showcasing the update. Continue on below for the full set.

As part of this week’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons update, the game is receiving new functionality that lets players transfer data data between two Switch systems. It’ll be possible to move the entire island and its residents or transfer just one resident.

Nintendo has now shared additional information about transfers. Continue on below to read the full explanation.

Nintendo has revealed the next major update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

First up are new events – Turkey Day and Toy Day, which will be held on November 26 and December 24 respectively. The game is also getting new Reactions and hairstyles, an upgrade option for expanded in-game home item storage, and save data transfer capabilities. A collaboration is planned with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as well.

The new update goes live on November 16. We have the full details below, along with a trailer.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Playing games in 2020 has become more popular in ever due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many are choosing to stay indoors, which means entertainment options are a bit more limited than usual. The good news is that, based on a study from Oxford University involving over 3,000 people, “time spent playing games is positively associated with wellbeing.”

The study is based on industry data on actual play time for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. It indicates “that experiences of competence and social connection with others through play may contribute to people’s wellbeing” and “those who derived enjoyment from playing were more likely to report experiencing positive wellbeing.”

Professor Andrew Przybylski, director of research at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and lead-author of the study, said:

Nintendo Everything Podcast 104

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, we’re back to talk about No More Heroes and Part Time UFO. Galen also critiques the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween event and has thoughts on upcoming seasonal events, too. Oni Dino beat Trials of Mana, and it’s a mixed bag. And to mark the release of the PS5 and Xbox SX, we consider the routes Nintendo could go down in the second half of the Switch’s life. Pro version? Full handheld? A new console entirely?

We also have a podcast discord for listeners to chill, chat, and make friends. Check out links and timestamps below and come hang out.

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Nintendo has published another “Switch My Way” commercial, this time featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Check it out below.

For those that missed it, a similar commercial went live earlier this week featuring Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe here.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Nintendo’s biggest success of the year. No one could have predicted that it would have sold over 26 million copies in just a few months. Nintendo wants that success to continue, with president Shuntaro Furukawa stating during the company’s financial results conference call that with its first year-end sales season approaching, “we hope even more people will take that opportunity to purchase the game.”

Those that already have Animal Crossing: New Horizons can look forward to more content in the future. Furukawa said Nintendo “will continue to implement in-game events and would like to create a situation where consumers will keep enjoying the game for a long time.”

His full words:

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