Animal Crossing is one of Nintendo’s most unassuming series. It’s quaint and relaxing, with no clear-cut goals, and it doesn’t feature the company’s most iconic characters like Mario or Link. But it has also become one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises, growing from a Japan-only release on the N64 to a tentpole title gracing most Nintendo platforms and even expanding to smartphones. New Horizons for the Switch is the biggest entry to date, one that promises to expand with regular, seasonal updates. You can keep track of everything you need to know about the game with the stories below.
Nintendo revealed new content coming to New Horizons in a special Direct
It also adds whoopee cushions
It’s been quite a year
Game of the summer, meet song of the summer?
Animal Talking is achieving what hosts like Kimmel and Colbert can’t
So is Tom Nook a season ticket holder?
But has the Switch peaked?
New Horizons meets new hypebeasts
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales were up more than 25 percent year over year
Coming for free on April 23rd
Uniting for profit
I prepared for Lord of the Flies, but I got something else
Make your island a party island
New Horizons launched at just the right time
Life sim meets streetwear
With eggcellent 1.1.4 patch
The biggest week for Switch yet
I can’t stop collecting them
Other islands can help you build up your own
You can add freckles, blush, and tears, too
A list of things not to do based on what I did
Director Aya Kyogoku and producer Hisashi Nogami explain some of the game’s biggest changes
Scarce resources put a strain on social play
‘It’s the kind of game you want to enjoy with other people’
‘A very caring, really great guy’