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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the fifth major game in the Animal Crossing series. This slice-of-life simulation game tasks the player with developing an abandoned island into a small town for its resident villagers. The game was released at the start of worldwide lockdowns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which catapulted it into massive success. It's currently the best selling game of all time in Japan.

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Animal Crossing
March 20, 2020
Nintendo EPD
Online Multiplayer, Local Multiplayer
E for Everyone: Comic Mischief
Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Happy Home Paradise
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Animal Crossing Island Design Looks Like Tatooine From Star Wars

An Animal Crossing: New Horizons player designs part of their island to look like Tatooine from Star Wars, with one villager inhabiting it.

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Animal Crossing Fan Makes Awesome Wisp the Ghost Rug

A crafty Animal Crossing fan creates a rug based on beloved NPC Wisp the Ghost, which has caught many gamers' attention online.

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Open World Games That Have No Combat

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NPCs That Can Use an Update in The Next Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons added a handful of new NPCs, but the next entry should focus on giving some of the staple characters an update.

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Nintendo Reveals the Top 10 Best-Selling Switch Games

Nintendo reveals an updated list of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games since the console's launch six years ago.

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The Next Animal Crossing Game Should Focus on One Thing Above All Else

While there are several directions the next Animal Crossing could go in, the game really needs to focus on making a major quality of life improvement.

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Animal Crossing Player Creates Barbie-Inspired House

An inventive Animal Crossing: New Horizons player creates their fantasy Barbie house within the game, reminiscent of the live-action film.

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The Next Animal Crossing Can Borrow This Disney Dreamlight Valley Trick

The next Animal Crossing game could learn some lessons from Disney Dreamlight Valley and cater to longtime fans sense of nostalgia.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Recreates Iconic Scene from The Office

An Animal Crossing: New Horizons player who loves The Office recreates one of the sitcom's funniest scenes in-game after getting a villager's gift.

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The Next Animal Crossing Game Could Try Going the Opposite Direction of New Horizons

The next Animal Crossing has many directions to take, but one of the best might be to go opposite where New Horizons took the series.

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Animal Crossing Player Recreates Iconic Locations From SpongeBob SquarePants

One Animal Crossing: New Horizons player reveals what some of the classic places seen in SpongeBob SquarePants would look like in the Switch game.

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The Fastest Way to Get Rid of Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Players that want to get rid of a villager in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can find out how to do that quite quickly in this guide.

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The Next Animal Crossing is Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hit all the right notes when it released, and its success may put future Animal Crossing titles in a tough spot.

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It’s not uncommon to hear of fans meeting through games then tying the knot, & even inviting their in-game friends to the festivities in real life.

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Animal Crossing Player Builds Incredible Soccer Field in the Game

An Animal Crossing fan uses clever designs to build a whole soccer field on their island and even veterans of the series find it impressive.

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One Small Animal Crossing Change Would Remove a Whole Lot of Frustration

Animal Crossing: New Horizons streamlines a lot of mechanics to make them more user-friendly, but one feature can still be frustrating for players.

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The Next Animal Crossing Could Borrow a Minecraft Trails and Tales Update Feature

The next Animal Crossing could take notes from the most recent Minecraft update to breathe new life into one of the franchise's most iconic features.

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The Next Animal Crossing Game Needs to Make One Major Change to Flowers

Growing flowers is an important part of any island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but the next entry should make a major change to the mechanic.