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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Hello, my beautiful animal buddies! This week on NEP, we’ve got a lot of games under our belt: Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Dragon’s Crown Pro, and Byleth impressions from Smash. Then, we fawn over how gorgeous this new Animal Crossing: New Horizons limited edition Switch is. And the big news about Switch outselling the SNES in under 3 years. Has Switch really been this successful? It’s surreal. Also surreal is the details finally releasing on Pokemon HOME. It’s a mixed bag, and most reaction has been less than great. And some more details on Super Nintendo World opening in Universal Studios Japan in Osaka this summer.

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Nintendo’s press site has updated with a massive amount of character art for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game’s various residents have been showcased with about 250 images.

Here’s the full set:

The reveal of the new Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch caused quite a stir on the internet last night. Nintendo has now confirmed that the special system will also be available in Europe, though with a few differences. Instead of March 13 like in North America, the system will be available on March 20, the same day Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches. As such, the system also comes with a download code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It seems like the Animal Crossing-themed Switch will only be available in this bundle and can’t be purchased separately in Europe.

Nintendo also confirmed that the two AC-themed Carrying Cases will be available in Europe on March 20 as well.

Finally, here’s a brief trailer showing off the system:


Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo Australia updated its game page for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, sharing the latest details about how multiplayer works.

First, up to eight players will be able to reside on an island. Four residents of the same island can play together at once on a single system.

Nintendo also says that eight players will be able to play together on one player’s island both online and locally.

Here’s the full notice from Nintendo:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

This month’s issue of Nintendo Dream is featuring Animal Crossing: New Horizons with the latest look at the game. We have a roundup of scans from the magazine below.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be out for Switch on March 20.

As we heard earlier in the week, Target is planning a pre-order bonus for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Those who reserve the game will be treated to a unique journal.

Target now has a few photos giving us a proper look at the journal, including what’s inside. We have the full set below.

Aside from Target, Best Buy will have its own pre-order bonus – specifically a Phone & Tech badge. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn’t the only big game launching on March 20. Doom Eternal, which was originally scheduled for last November, is now due out alongside Nintendo’s juggernaut title.

Doom Eternal director Hugo Martin only had positive things to say about that during an interview with GameSpot. Martin only wants other games and studios to do well, and he’s personally “excited” to play the new Animal Crossing in a couple of months.

Target is planning a pre-order bonus for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The retailer’s upcoming ad has leaked, which shows a journal with a custom 2020 calendar as an incentive for reserving the Switch game.

It’s a bit small, but here’s a look:

Best Buy is offering a unique pre-order bonus for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you reserve the game, you’ll be given the Animal Crossing Phone & Tech badge pictured above. That’s on top of a $10 reward certificate.

You can pre-order Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Best Buy here. The game launches on March 20.

Today, the Nintendo UK store opened pre-orders for Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Two different bonuses are up for grabs. You can nab either a tote bag or a pins pack, both of which are pictured above.

Pre-order Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo UK store here.

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