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Nintendo Direct Reveals New Animal Crossing Details

By on Feb 20, 2020 at 10:27 pm. Filed in News under Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Find out more about the Deserted Island Getaway Package ahead of the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

We’re exactly one month away from the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To prepare fans for the game’s launch, Nintendo hosted an Animal Crossing Direct presentation, which offered new details about the upcoming game.

The 25-minute Nintendo Direct showcase featured an in-depth look at what players can look forward to in Animal Crossing: New Horizons next month. You can watch the full Animal Crossing Direct in the video below.

The extended presentation featured a “Deep Dive into Deserted Island Life,” a film prepared by the iconic shopkeeper, Tom Nook. Players must make a number of choices prior to arriving at their island getaway, such as what hemisphere they’d like to live in and which map layout they prefer. The hemisphere will determine which seasons you will experience in-game at a given time, though all players will experience every season at some point.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct

 

At the start of the game, players will have two main facilities at their disposal on the island. First is the Resident Services facility, which has been briefly mentioned in the past. This is where players can buy or goods and craft items at the workbench.

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The other facility is the Airport. As you can guess, this is how players can visit each other’s islands. The Airport also acts as a de facto post office, allowing you to send post cards to other residents. According to the Direct presentation, other facilities are available to be built, including an expansive museum and other shops.

In addition to the facilities, players will also be able to terraform the island to their liking. Using a special permit, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can construct bridges, pave pathways, and even carve out cliffs and rivers throughout the island.

Most of the game’s menu functions have been incorporated into the NookPhone, which is basically a smart phone containing apps for features like the in-game map and camera. The NookPhone also keeps track of your Nook Miles, the new in-game currency for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases on March 20, 2020. Those who were lucky enough to snag one of the special Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch consoles can expect to have the console prior to the game’s release. Be sure to watch the full Nintendo Direct presentation to learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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