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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A new batch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons details have surfaced as part of a developer interview with French website Gamekult. We learn that there will be support for the Nintendo Switch Online app with voice chat, Switch’s touch screen, and (probably) amiibo. Cloud saves won’t be available, however “to avoid manipulating time”.

Gamekult’s interview was conducted with director Aya Kyogoku and producer Higashi Nogami. Translations from the discussion can be found below, courtesy of Miketendo64.

Out of all of the characters in the Animal Crossing franchise, Mr. Resetti is one of the most recognizable ones. He’s been with the series early on and lashed out at players if they reset their game without saving.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the latest entry in the franchise, is mixing things up in a big way. Nintendo has included an auto-save feature, and Nintendo says that Mr. Resetti has lost his job as a result.

Project lead Aya Kyogoku told Mashable:

IGN spoke with Nintendo’s Aya Kyogoku and Hisashi Nogami to learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The developers shared more information about the game, such as how there won’t be direct connectivity with Pocket Camp.

Here’s the full roundup:

Good news, Animal Crossing fans. The lovable character Isabelle will be returning for the series’ newest entry, New Horizons.

Nintendo’s Hisashi Nogami told IGN that Isabelle’s appearance “may” also depend on how much debt the players have paid back. Although players aren’t required to upgrade their tent, Nintendo’s Aya Kyogoku noted that Tom Nook may not see certain facilities as a necessary upgrade.

Kyogoku said:

Up until now, players haven’t been able to select their skin tone in mainline Animal Crossing games. This was something that was related to the likes of Happy Home Designer and Pocket Camp.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, however, that will be different. Kotaku received confirmation from Nintendo that you’ll be able to select your character’s skin tone in the game.

Here’s a recap of other information:

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