THIS IS NOT A DRILL! After years of anticipation, Nintendo has finally announced that a new Animal Crossing game is in development for Nintendo Switch.
Announced just earlier today in the latest Nintendo Direct presentation alongside Isabelle’s introduction to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tom Nook introduced the game in a short video we’ve included below. Details are extremely light right now but we know two important things about this newly announced title.
First, the game is slated to release sometime next year in 2019. We don’t know if that’s later in the year or earlier, but late in the year is a safe bet given no preview of the actual game was shown today.
Secondly, the Nintendo of America Twitter account has confirmed that this is in fact a mainline game. So go ahead, remove your pitchforks from the air, this isn’t going to be a Happy Home Designer or Amiibo Festival situation, this is the real deal!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2018
We’ll be keeping an eye out on all of Nintendo’s channels to see if any other small tidbits are dropped, but for now that’s everything we know. It’s great to finally have official confirmation that a new Animal Crossing game is deep in development and coming next year!
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