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Family truth: we love Nintendo. We have for years. In fact, our kids didn’t stand a chance. Both Tyler and I grew up with the original Nintendo console and now we’ve passed our love for Nintendo down to the kids. Both kids have a 3DS but now they prefer to play games on the Nintendo Switch. This week we were sent Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch. It just came out as a Switch game on March 20th and both kids were excited! I am happy because not only is it Spring Break but we are under at shelter-in-place order due to COVID-19. God Bless you Nintendo!
When I asked Isabella why she loved Animal Crossing she said, “I love it because you interact with other characters. You live in the game and face your own challenges. You’re free to do what you’d like.” She also mentioned a lot of reading, which she mentioned was not her favorite part. That may actually be my favorite part. Both Nate and Bella spent hours reading this morning in fact. LOL!
Picture it: You just landed on your own deserted island paradise. You instantly find your inner peace as you hear the soothing sound of ocean waves. You set up your new tent and, before calling it a night, decide to wander around the island to take it all in. Before long, you will be meeting animal residents, crafting items and indulging in a variety of activities, like catching bugs and sharing your virtual life with friends and family. Your island life is just beginning and there is so, so much more to experience…
In the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, which is now available for the Nintendo Switch family of systems, you’ll get to travel to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create and customize your island life. Before you take off for your island, you can design your character and then choose where to set up your tent once you arrive – which you can eventually choose to upgrade to your very own home! You can even customize the actual island itself by putting items like furniture and flowers around the island and, after some time, can even adjust the island’s terrain! As your island develops, new facilities and residents may join your community.
“In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can transport yourself to a virtual island paradise,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With relaxing gameplay you can enjoy by yourself or with friends and family, the game is a breath of fresh island air.”
Whether playing online or with others locally, island living is even better when you can share it. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can share an island with others, show off your island utopia to family and friends or pack your bags and visit theirs. Even without hopping on a flight, you’ll meet a cast of charming animal residents bursting with personality. Friendly faces like Tom Nook, Timmy and Tommy will lend their services and happily help you grow your budding community, from opening up certain shops, to upgrading your home and decorating it with furniture and accessories – some you can even design and personalize!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available in stores, in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch system or at Nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The game is compatible with both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. In addition to the game, themed carrying cases visually inspired by Animal Crossing are available for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems at a suggested retail price of $24.99 each.
For more information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, visit https://www.animal-crossing.com/new-horizons/.
Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.
Starting today, free updates will be added to the game throughout the year, delivering fresh seasonal content for you to enjoy. The first update adds “Bunny Day” in April, as well as the ability to use online features, which requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Follow the Animal Crossing Twitter account for the latest news and updates about the game.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 750 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.