If there's one game Nintendo fans can look forward to in 2020, it's Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The very popular life simulation with animals is announced for March 20, 2020. Even if a few other cool releases will appear on Switch Portablen by then, Animal Crossing will certainly be one of the most popular titles of the year.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons marks the debut of the popular Animal Crossing series on the consoles of the Nintendo Switch family. The game offers numerous innovations such as a robust craft system, previously unknown possibilities for ACNH interior and exterior decoration, the NookPhone and much more. As in the previous games in the series, the islanders can throw themselves into any number of activities, meet old acquaintances, make new animal friends and enjoy the different seasons on their island paradise as they please.


Animal Crossing Switch Bundle

Nintendo is also celebrating this with another novelty: a limited Animal Crossing Switch Edition - if you don't own the trendy Nintendo console yet, you can celebrate a great debut with AC New Horizons. The Animal Crossing Switch Bundle will also be available from March 20th, limited and in a unique design. The bundle does not come with a physical version of the new game, owners of the AC Edition can download New Horizons for free from the eShop (this is not the case in other countries - the console is probably naked).

The design of the Nintendo Switch is inspired by the game: a chic Animal Crossing pattern decorates the back of the console. While the front of the Joy-Con shines in pastel green and blue, the back is in white. The matching wrist loops are also included in a matching color. Also part of the package: a white Nintendo Switch station that shows popular Animal Crossing characters - the busy raccoon Tom Nook and his nephews Nepp und Schlepp.


The current video for Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition gives you a first look at the new console package:

Honestly, doesn't that look gorgeous? In addition to the colorful Joy-Cons, it is the decorations on the back that inspire us. So if you want to get started in style with a new switch in Animal Crossing design, you can pre-order the hardware package from the retailer of your choice.

Fancy new accessories to go with the game will also be available from March 20: the Nintendo Switch case (Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition) & protective film as well as the Nintendo Switch Lite case (Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition ) & Protective film. So you can protect your consoles if you want to play on the go.


Animal Crossing New Horizons News

Up to eight players can live on an island and four islanders can play together on a single console at the same time. Note: Regardless of how many users have registered on the console and how many copies of the game are on the console, only one island can be created per Nintendo Switch console. A Nintendo Switch console and a copy of the game are required for each individual island.

Alternatively, up to eight players can play together on one island using wireless local or online gaming. One console and one copy of the software per player is required for wireless local multiplayer. An internet connection is required to play online. In order to be able to use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the Nintendo Account contract. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Playing online requires membership of a paid service.


Bundles instead of Switch Pro

We do not want to participate in the eternal speculation about a supposed new Switch Pro here - according to other media reports, Nintendo has no plans to release a corresponding new, better Switch version this year. The sales figures are currently very good, so the Nintendo Switch even beat the legendary SNES from the 90s in sales. It can be assumed that Nintendo will want to increase sales with appealing bundles, including the lite version.