One of the games I absolutely was dying to see at this year’s E3 was the new Animal Crossing game for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has been teasing it for at least two years now, and I was going to be incredibly bummed if I didn’t get either gameplay or a release date this time around. Thankfully, Nintendo provided both!
Today Nintendo officially introduced fans to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. All the classic features are here, but they’ve all been iterated upon. Villagers now appear to have even more control over how their town looks and even more options for prettying it up. There’s a crafting mechanic now, and rivers no longer stand as obstacles (YAAASSS!!!)
Cooperative play is back too, and it looks like we can even more than the usual four friends hanging out at any one time. Unfortunately, Animal Crossing: New Horizons won’t release in 2019 after all, but we won’t have to wait too much longer; it’ll be our March 20 next year instead. Nintendo offered an apology for the delay, but their reasoning is the best it could be: they want to make the best possible version of the game that they can. Nintendo has never skimped on quality, so I’m happy to give them the time. It’s been 6 years. What’s a few more months, right?
What were you excited to see at E3 2019? Did you get your wish?
Lede image grabbed from the trailer.