- Number of Players
- Single Player (8 Player Online)
- Adventure, Puzzle, Simulation
- Release Date
- 20th Mar 2020 (US/Canada)
- 20th Mar 2020 (UK/EU/AU)
- Animal Crossing
- Addons / DLC
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise DLC (Switch eShop)
The shores of Bell
Back when – what feels like forever ago – we found out that a new Animal Crossing game would be coming to Switch, we were told basically diddly squat about the whole thing, but excitement ensued nonetheless. As time went by and we learnt more and more about it, the hype reached ever higher rungs on the big ladder of...
The 3DS spin-off concept finds its true home
Back when Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer was released on 3DS it was considered by some to be a slightly strange beast. It was enjoyable and charming enough, but its main issue was that it was a tough sell as a standalone retail game. Once you took the plunge it was a lovely time, but the...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides
All the insects and fish disappearing from New Horizons at the end of the month
Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the game's 80 fish, 80 bugs and
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day event arrives, as you may well guess, at the start of May. It originally came to the game as part of an update along with the arrival of old favourite characters Leif the Sloth and (dodgy) art dealer Redd
I see a ship in the harbour
Blue Monday. No, not just a kick-ass New Order song, but the name coined by marketers for the third Monday in January — purportedly the 'most depressing day of the year'. While the genesis and questionable 'science' behind this dreary moniker is smirk-worthy, looking after your mental health is something everyone should...
Don't forget your auld acquaintance
It's a well-known fact that New Year's Eve parties are usually a bit rubbish. Aside from the occasional rockin' house party or swish 'n' swinging shindig, they often turn out to be expensive and disappointing evenings that lead to you starting the new year not refreshed and optimistic, but with a thick head and a...
Looking for info on the six extra Sanrio amiibo cards? They're so special we've given them their own Animal Crossing Sanrio amiibo card guide. All others can be found below, including the newest additions in the Series 5 set — enjoy!
Putting our meagre island efforts to shame
Since Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched back in March 2020, a large community of gamers have been sharing incredible custom designs created for the game, and they've only gotten more impressive since the launch of the Happy Home Paradise DLC. However, perhaps even more impressive are the amazing lan
Tidings of comfort and Joy-Con
‘Tis the season of enforced family gatherings, far too much of every food imaginable, and TV schedules filled with unnecessary modern remakes of old favourites. It’s also the perfect opportunity to stuff a controller in granddad’s hands and demonstrate the joys of gaming with those who might normally avoid it,...
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Christmas is just one of the many annual events celebrated in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, appropriately branded in-game as 'Toy Day'. In this guide we'll take you through everything you need to know about the Toy Day event and returning character Jingle. Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Toy Day...
Get that ugly furniture OUT OF HERE
You may have heard that it's now possible to remodel your Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers' ugly, gift-filled homes on your island. It's true! Buuuut... you'll have to jump through a few hoops first. Luckily for you, we've figured out those hoops! So, without further ado, here's how to unlock the ability...
Calisthenics, not yoga
It's relatively common in Japanese work culture to have group daily exercise, though occasionally those sessions are arguably a tad intense. It's a good idea for all of us to stretch and keep fit, however, and now Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a rather charming way to participate in game. In this group stretching guide,...
Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, chickens, turkeys, rabbits - you name it!
Thanksgiving is just one of the many annual events celebrated in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, branded in-game as 'Turkey Day'. Yummy! In this guide we'll take you through everything you need to know about the Turkey Day event and Franklin the turkey. Animal Crossing:...
A list of every Animal Crossing: New Horizons update ever
It's fair to say that Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch has changed quite a bit since it released for Nintendo's console in March 2020. The life sim has seen numerous updates in the many months since launch, with new seasonal events, new characters, new items and more added over time...
About The Game
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Players embark on an ultra-exclusive Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package and enjoy a peaceful existence full of creativity, charm and the freedom to roll up their sleeves and make their new life whatever they want it to be. Players can collect resources they can craft into everything from creature comforts to handy tools as they set up a homestead they can decorate freely, both inside and out. The game is scheduled to launch on 20th March, 2020.