Everything was revealed in Animal Crossing on February 20 Nintendo Direct

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Today Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct was the last big chance for fans to see what the new game has to offer ahead of its release next month, with a huge set of new features, updates and additions to the game. game that is sure to delight any budding desert islander.

However, there's a lot to cover, so to make it easier for you, we've rounded up all of the new reveals in one post. Here's everything that was revealed on February 20 Nintendo Direct Animal Crossing.

The change of seasons

Nook Inc. wants you to enjoy your stay on the isolated desert island that is offered to you. Not everyone prefers a particular time of year, so with this you can choose whether you want to take a trip to an island in the north or the southern hemisphere, where the seasons are reversed. The seasons work just like in real life, which means you can start in the northern hemisphere in early spring, or in the southern hemisphere and enjoy the cooler fall months, to begin with. All the seasons present different activities that you can do, so there is a lot of fun no matter where you start.

Customize the island

The island offers craft workshops for players to be able to create and use a large number of tools and items, including furniture with which you can customize your home. Special skills also allow you to add custom color and patterns to your crafts. With tools you can lay out the rest of the island as you see fit, with ladders and bridges making it easier to travel around the island, while you can also get a permit that will allow you to pave your own paths and docks. '' carry out major environmental reconstruction work, such as removing parts of cliffs or widening the river.

Nook Services

Nook Inc. really enjoys taking care of its customers. You will be able to enjoy a number of cool features that everyone's favorite raccoon can provide. For example, the NookPhone will allow you to use some basic necessities, such as the camera to take cool moments on the island, a map to help you navigate, and even a phone feature to call other residents of the island. the island.

Nook Miles also means that completing certain challenges and experiences gives you in-game rewards that can range from merchandise to useful items all over the island. Airline tickets can also be purchased with Nook Miles to allow you to visit distant islands for use at any time (as the island's airport is open 24 hours).

Party play on one switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows up to eight players to inhabit an island. This means that up to eight profiles on a single Switch will all be able to share their experiences together, with one player acting as the Island Leader. This is coupled with the possibility of allowing up to four members of this island to enjoy the activities at a time. A recycling box is used to store all the creatures or objects found by the followers (players other than the leader) on the island.

Nook Island Tours

Fancy an adventure away from your desert island? It's always fun to go out and explore what else the world has to offer, and the Island Tour feature means you can take a ride and find yourself on another smaller island to explore, collect all kinds of materials and objects and bring them back to yours. Where you will end up and what the island will look like, not even the pilot knows!


Part of the Nintendo Switch Online app, NookLink allows players to scan custom designs of their items from previous games, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer using their smartphone and into New Horizons through to QR codes. NookLink will also allow you to chat with your friends who also own the game, with the option to use text or voice chat. The app won't be available when the game launches, but will still be available in March.

New residents on your island mean more facilities

The island will be a small community to begin with, with only a small number of residents available to live on the island. However, as time passes and the island continues to grow, more animals will seek to start a new life on the island. This can be done naturally by moving in or asking some to join you. Castaways and ghosts that appear on the island can also open up opportunities for other creatures to rebuild life on your desert island.

As it grows, new facilities will also open up for players to explore. The usual resident service will be available at first, but more interesting landmarks will start to appear. Examples include a museum that will showcase some of the cool parts of the island's ecosystem, a shop that allows you to buy ready-made furniture, and a campsite that can be used to invite guests over for a good time. .

Free updates and Amiibo support

The presentation also announced that New Horizons will continue to see content updates, the first being on launch day, which will allow you to celebrate Bunny Day, a special event that will take place in April. This will likely include updates to allow seasonal themes to be available, such as Christmas-style decorations or custom costumes for festivals and gatherings. There hasn't been a reveal of how long the new content will last, but it does indicate Nintendo's intention to make the game as replayable as possible.

Amiibo support is also included in the game, which means any Amiibo Animal Crossing you own can be used with the game. This also takes you to Photopia Island, where the models can be used. for creative photo shoots.

Special items for Pocket Camp players

Finally, for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp players, if you also own a copy of New Horizons, you will receive special items for you to use each game. They did not reveal current items but have confirmed that when 'they are advertised, you can find out what they are on the Animal Crossing Twitter page.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is scheduled for release on March 20.

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