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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A new batch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons are in from PAX East 2020, as the game is playable on the show floor this week. The latest information pertains to the museum, camera, customization, and more.

Here’s the full roundup of tidbits:

Nintendo has set up a booth at PAX East 2020 mimicking a small section of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and GameXplain has just uploaded a video walkthrough of the area.

Such props as the workbench and butterfly net are available to try out, while full trees and a tent have been constructed to give an authentic feel to the area. Although not pictured in this video, NPC’s such as Isabella and Tom Nook are also at the booth to welcome visitors into the campsite.

Check out GameXplain’s full video walkthrough below. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

GameXplain has captured new off-screen footage of Animal Crossing: New Horizons from its PAX East 2020 appearance. View the footage below.

Nintendo has uploaded a bit of new Animal Crossing: New Horizons footage showing off character customization. Check out the gameplay below.


Nintendo has uploaded a pair of new Japanese commercials for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We’ve attached both adverts below.

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Gaming news and releases have been a bit slow to kick off 2020. This week though, we did get a new Nintendo Direct dedicated entirely to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. During a presentation that was nearly a half hour long, fans were treated to a lengthy explanation of the game’s various elements.

We have a full recap of the Nintendo Direct here. Some highlights include choosing the island from a range of options, being able to change the landscape by adding bridges and slopes, plans for updates, NookLink, amiibo support, and more.

Given what we saw during the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, are you now sold on the game? Perhaps you already were before the broadcast even aired. Will you be picking up New Horizons when it launches in just one month? Let us know in the comments below.

Since Nintendo is being careful with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the game won’t support traditional cloud saves through Nintendo Switch Online. However, we’ve heard that you’ll be able to recover save data if your Switch gets damaged or lost. There was a notice included in this week’s Nintendo Direct that this would only be possible to do one time, but things may not be finalized.

Just a short while ago, a new version of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct was uploaded. In the segment regarding save data, a notice in the fine print previously said: “Nintendo Switch Online members can only have save data recovered one time due to loss or damage of system.” It now states: “More details on save data recovery functionality will be shared at a future date.”

It’s unclear what Nintendo’s future plans are at present. It’s still possible that save data recovery will be a one-time deal, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Yesterday’s Direct revealed a ton of new information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Since then, Nintendo shared some more tidbits on various social media channels. Perhaps the most important bit of news was just published by the UK Animal Crossing account on Twitter: it seems like there’ll be a total of 383 different animal villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

For a bit of context, Animal Crossing: New Leaf initially featured 333 villagers, but this was extended to 399 with the Welcome amiibo update. This means that at least some of the older villagers won’t be in New Horizons, at least initially.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo’s UK website provides some information regarding Animal Crossing: New Horizons save file transfers. Although it won’t be supported at launch, a function is coming “later this year” that will let players move users and save data to another Switch.

That’s not the only save-related feature due out after launch. Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves aren’t supported, though there are plans to let players recover data in the event that your system gets lost or damaged. However, it will only be possible to recover data one time.


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