Animal Crossing: New Horizons News
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Is Japan's 7th Biggest Game Launch Of All Time
ScarVi still holds the crown
After Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sold an astonishing 10 million copies within its first three days of sale, it was clear that we'd start to see more instances of the game reaching incredible milestones in various global regions. This time it's Japan's turn, and according to Game...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 6th)
Tears of the countdown
We are so nearly there, folks. We have hit our final What Are You Playing discussion before all of our entries become "Tears of the Kingdom, duh" from next week — relish the variety in our plans while you can! This week has been a bit of a 'calm before the storm' in the world of Nintendo, but that doesn't mean that we...
Random Anti-Smoking Campaign Is Part Animal Crossing, Part Creature Horror
As if you needed further convincing to not smoke
Animal Crossing isn't particularly known for being scary. In fact, the scariest thing about New Horizons is the fact that official support for the game ceased after a little less than two years. Yet that hasn't stopped content studio Sawhorse from utilising the general aesthetic of the franchise for...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 8th)
We did it, everyone! We made it through the opening week of The Super Mario Bros. Movie and still live to tell the tale. Yes, this week finally saw the release of the hotly anticipated Nintendo and Illumination co-production and was it worth the wait? Well, sort of. While we certainly had mixed feelings in our review, the stellar box...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 1st)
One week ago today we were looking at the calendar and commenting on how things seemed pretty quiet for Nintendo to round out March and then out of nowhere — boom! — we're hit with our first proper look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and everything changed. Yes, this was the week that we fell thoroughly back into the...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Manga Up For Grabs At Free Comic Book Day 2023
Featuring Kirby, too
Nintendo fans will want to keep an eye out for the free manga up for grabs on Comic Book Day this year. This year participating comic book stores will be offering a two-in-one 'Animal Crossing & Kirby Manga Mania' by VIZ Media. It's mostly Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary, as you can see, but it's also...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 25th)
Sunsetting those eShops
Ahh... The weekend. It's been a bit of a quieter week in the world of Nintendo, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a number of interesting stories to highlight. In confirmation of rumours circling the internet, Sega announced that it will be releasing Sonic Origins Plus in June, bringing Amy to the fold and adding...
Video Looking Back On Animal Crossing: New Horizons Three Years Later
Time flies, hm?
In decades to come, folks around the world will be telling their children and their grandchildren exactly what happened during those first few months of 2020. It was a time of great stress and uncertainty as the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly upended the lives of millions of people, with governments announcing nationwide lockdowns,...
News Nintendo Has Been Patching A "Severe" Vulnerability Found In Some Online Switch, 3DS, And Wii U Games
Update: Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 for Wii U taken offline
Update [Fri 3rd Mar, 2023 15:30 GMT]: Nintendo has announced that it has begun temporary emergency maintenance on Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. While unconfirmed, it's heavily speculated that the maintenance - which at the time of writing has no time frame attached to it - is...
UK Charts Splatoon 3 Makes A Surprise Comeback, Climbing Six Spots
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe maintains its strong presence
The latest UK charts are in, and without any new releases to speak of in the top ten this week, there is merely a slight reshuffling of the deck. In the top ten, Splatoon 3 has made a bit of a comeback this week, climbing up six spots from position sixteen to position ten. Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8...
News Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games As Of December 2022
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet make the cut
Nintendo has released its latest financial report for the fiscal year ending March 2023, which brings with it updated sales figures for the Switch's best sellers. And there's a brand new game in the top ten. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has smashed into the list in seventh place. selling a staggering 20.61...
Random Isabelle Escapes The Matrix In This Pixar-Quality Animal Crossing Animation
"You're not real..."
Animation artist Densle has been working on creating an amazing and intricate story set in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In this story, a gas-masked player terrorises villagers and NPCs like Tom Nook and Isabelle, until finally, they decide to fight back. The latest episodes — a two-parter called Reset -- handle...
UK Charts Switch Maintains Strong Representation In A Pretty Quiet Week
FIFA 23 is once again on top
The latest UK charts are in and it's pretty unremarkable, all told. FIFA 23 regains its dominance at number one after slipping down to number two last week. The Switch version made up 25% of the split, coming in behind the PlayStation 5 version at 41%. No Nintendo titles enter the top ten this week, but the Switch...
Random Fans Create 'Nuzlocke-Style' Mode For Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Can't keep a good fan down
It has officially been one year, two months, and nine days (and counting) since Nintendo has made any significant content updates to its second-most successful game in history — Animal Crossing: New Horizons. So, on January 4th, YouTuber NintenTalk released a challenge to their viewers to "Make Animal Crossing: New...
News Nintendo Switch Is The Best-Selling Console In The UK In 2022, Overall Sales Down
A tough year for the industry
Looking back on the past few years, it's been tough in the video game industry in the UK. 2022 proved to be no exception, with game sales and console sales down for most of the year compared to last year. Gamesindustry.biz shared GfK's figures, which show an overall 6% drop in game sales for 2022, and a 29% drop in...
UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Knocks Call Of Duty Down A Peg To Take Bronze
It's a brand new year and we have the latest UK charts to kickstart 2023 (although technically this covers the last week of 2022). There are no major surprises this week and no new entries, but simply a minor reshuffling of the top ten games. At the top spot is Santa Monica Studio's God of War Ragnarok, climbing two positions to beat out...
Soapbox Crossing The Line: How I Helped Corrupt The Animal Crossing Economy
New Horizons for NMT fungibility
It's midnight by the pier. I check I’m alone, feel nervously into my pocket and count the money with my fingers. It's all there: 40 massive sacks of coins. Big pocket. I flip up the lid of the wheelie bin and dump the lot. 4 million bells erased from the universe and no one need ever know. How did it come to this?...
UK Charts Nintendo Continues Its Strong Performance Amid Stiff Competition
God of War Ragnarok reclaims its crown
The latest UK boxed charts are here and it's a familiar scene for many, with no new entries into the top ten for this week (Cuphead's physical release came in at number eighteen, with the Switch version making up 79% of the copies sold). God of War Ragnarok reclaimed the crown to come in at number one,...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 2.0.6 Patch Notes - Several Issues Have Been Resolved
Download it now!
Surprise, Nintendo has just released a brand new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Believe it or not, but this is the first one we've received since February. The last one was filled with a bunch of fixes. So, what does this latest one include? Unfortunately, not all that much according to the patch notes. Apparently,...
Random This Guy Is On A Mission To See All The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Artwork In Real Life
He's halfway through the list!
That's the question that filmmaker and content creator Mayuren Naidoo is trying to figure out. He's set himself up on a mission to witness every single piece of artwork in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the flesh, including both paintings and statues. He's about halfway through the list right now, having visited...
Random Fan Reimagines Chainsaw Man's Anime Opening In Animal Crossing
A crossover we never expected to see
There's a lot about the popular anime Chainsaw Man which doesn't immediately bring Animal Crossing: New Horizons to mind. The devils, the brutal action and death scenes, the literal chainsaw protruding from the protagonists head. Not quite the laid back island life of K.K. Slider and co. now is it? We think it's...
Poll So, Animal Crossing: New Leaf Or New Horizons - Which Do You Like Best?
Don't Leaf me this way
Today marks exactly ten years since Animal Crossing: New Leaf was first released on 3DS. Outside Japan, we had to wait until June the following year to become mayor in our autostereoscopic 3D hamlets, although its Switch counterpart, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, would be the first game in the main series to get a...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Becomes Japan's Best-Selling Game Of All Time
Nintendo consoles take up 19 of the top 20
You might have heard of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That cute little life sim which came out at the prime time of the global pandemic had us all picking weeds, catching fish and paying bills (extortionately priced, we might add) when we weren't able to be outside picking weeds, catching fish or payi-...
News Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games As Of September 2022
Animal Crossing: New Horizons breaks 40 million
NIntendo has released its six months earnings reports for fiscal year ending March 2023 and, as per the norm, we've got an update on the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games. There's no major change from the last update back in August, but one noteable exception is Ring Fit Adventure. Selling a...
Poll One Year After The DLC, Are You Still Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Plugging away at Paradise, or has the sun set?
It's now one whole year since the Happy Home Paradise DLC dropped for Game of the Pandemic 2020/21, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you cast your minds back a full 365 days, you may recall that the DLC came just after a sizeable 2.0 update to the base game, and while most of us thought we had w
Deals My Nintendo Store US Releases Preview Of Black Friday Offers, With Switch Bundles, Games And More (US)
Brace for Black Friday
Update: Nintendo's Black Friday deals are now live, including the Mario Kart Switch bundle detailed below. <products id="21441"> Original Article: Nintendo has provided a sneak peek preview at some of the Black Friday offers that will be available this year from 20th November. There looks to be discounts on Switch...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 29th)
After two weeks of back-and-forth drama, we are pleased that Bayonetta 3 is finally out to rave reviews. We are never going to have to talk about another VA dispute ever again, right? Yes, the gun-slinging, crowd-winning Umbra Witch is back and (not to spoil the following feature) we are excited to play. While we awaited the game's...
Random Animal Crossing: New Horizons amiibo Glitch Results In Naked Bob
Have you seen Naked Bob?
What is it with Animal Crossing: New Horizons and surprise nudity? Whether it's the accurate portrayal of classical statues (junk and all!) or the weird glitch that made villagers lose their clothes, we're starting to wonder if this is some plot of Tom Nook's to generate interest
UK Charts Splatoon 3 Holds Firm In Another Strong Week For Nintendo
We've got the latest UK Charts for your curious eyes and its another strong week for Nintendo, with Splatoon 3 once again coming in at number one. The sequel launched on September 9th to critical acclaim (including our own glowing review) and has clearly proven to be a smash hit with audiences. Over in Japan, it performed even better,...
UK Charts Splatoon 3 Inks Its Way To The Top Spot
You've gotta be squidding me!
Ladies and gentlemen, the week! Welcome back to another Monday folks, but hey, it's not all doom and gloom. Here we have the latest UK charts for you to take a look over and brighten your day being safe in the knowledge that a Nintendo title is once again at number one! In case the title didn't give it away already,...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 10th)
What a week for franchises
It's finally here, folks. After what feels like an age of trailers and Directs galore, this week finally saw the release of Splatoon 3! Here at Nintendo Life, we have you covered for all things concerning ink, squids and merchandise (or should we say Murch-andice?) We have put together a comprehensive Tips, Tricks and...
Random Animal Crossing Fan Is Visiting Every In-Game Artwork In Real Life
And they're not Redd's fakes either!
Picture the scene: the year is 2020, the land is plagued by a global pandemic (the likes of which we have never seen), and while the world begins to fall to pieces right before your very eyes, you — like many of us — start to become increasingly interested in fishing, real estate, weeding, fossil hunting and,...
Random These '00s-Inspired Switch Magazine Ads Are Making Us Nostalgic
"Who Are You?"
Remember game magazines? Remember how awesome they were? Yes, a few of them are still knocking about to this day; in the UK, we've got the likes of Edge, Wireframe, Retro Gamer, and Switch Player to name but a few, but for those who grew up in the '80s, '90s, and '00s, magazines like NGamer, CVG, and Mean Machines were the absolute...
UK Charts TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Cleans Up On Switch
More than half of all boxed sales were on Nintendo's platform
It's another new week and we have the latest UK charts for your perusal right here (you're welcome!). There are a few new additions to shake things up with Naughty Dog's The Last of Us: Part I coming in at pole position (despite, in our opinion, a pretty lofty asking price) along with F1...
News Animal Crossing And Splatoon 3 Concerts To Headline Nintendo Live 2022
Ready to rock
After three years of Covid delays, Nintendo Live is coming back to Tokyo from October 8th to 9th. The event will feature live presentations, entertainment, gaming tournaments and some playable game demos all topped off with live music performances — the line-up for which has just been announced. Pulling out three performances a day,...
UK Charts Nintendo Switch Sports Continues To Sell Well As Saints Row Tops
A saint's blessing?
On this fine bank holiday Monday in the UK, the week's UK charts paint a familiar picture, with the best performing Switch game once again being Nintendo Switch Sports. This one is — unsurprisingly — turning out to be a juggernaut for the console in its early days. Four months after its release, it hasn't dropped out of the...
Random Coral Switch Lite Was Inspired By Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Pretty in pink
The Switch Lite models are lovely little machines, aren't they? Perfect if you don't play on the TV. We thought the original three turquoise, yellow, and grey colours were all pretty swish, but the fourth colour, coral — released in April 2020 — was a very different but welcome addition to the line-up. And, as it turns out, the...
UK Charts Two Point Campus Drops Out Of Top Ten, Switch Sales Still Impress
Elsewhere, the classics return
Last week's UK charts saw the meteoric rise of Two Point Campus on Switch, with the Nintendo console accounting for a huge percentage of the game's sales. While Sega's university sim has fallen out of the top ten this week (down to number 14, in fact), the Switch has remained the title's dominant home, with the current...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Celebrating Tomato-Throwing With A Tomato T-Shirt
You say tomato, we say "yes please"
It's almost the end of August, which means it's almost time for Spain's La Tomatina festival, an event in which the residents of Valencian town Buñol throw a bunch of the goopy red fruits at each other until the town square looks like ragu. Isabelle's apparently just come back from her holidays in Spain, because...
Talking Point Which Nintendo Series Would Work Best As A Free-To-Play Game?
Hear us out! We've got some good ideas!
Live service, free-to-play games are the new hotness. With massive fanbases built around games like Genshin Impact, Destiny, and Fortnite, which are regularly updated with new characters, content, and quests, it's easy to see how other game development studios might be tempted over to the dark side...
UK Charts Two Point Campus Sells More On Switch Than Other Consoles Combined
Meanwhile, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 falls out of the top ten
Last week saw Xenoblade Chronicles 3 take a tumble from its top spot after a record-breaking opening to fall into the 10th position on the UK charts, and this week has been no easier for Monolith Soft's massive JRPG. Slipping out of the top 10 completely, Xenoblade's departure has left a...
Video Will Switch First-Party Games Ever Get A Permanent Price Drop?
Probably not, honestly
More than five years after its initial launch, the Switch has amassed a vast library of first-party games from Nintendo, including the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. What's apparent with these titles, however (and indeed the entire...
Feature "It's A Bit More Evil Than Animal Crossing!" - Behind The Cutesy Cult Sim Everyone's Talking About
Lamb do the slaughter
Devolver Digital's latest game in their stables of gory, bizarre, and irreverent releases is Massive Monster's Cult of the Lamb, a game so perfectly-pitched to the Devolver crowd that it's hard to believe it wasn't an in-house project. It's a cult simulator, but with cute li'l woodland animals instead of bloodthirsty...
UK Charts Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Drops While Switch Sports Climbs Back Up
Return of the Classics
After Xenoblade Chronicles 3 took the world by storm, topping the UK charts in physical sales last week, today sees a slight return to normality, with the household players once again taking their positions in the list. Monolith Soft's highly acclaimed JRPG may have fallen to 10th in the charts, but this does not serve to...
News Animal Crossing Welcome amiibo Cards Have Been Restocked At Nintendo UK
Play your cards right
In a pretty random update, amiibo cards for Animal Crossing: New Leaf — which you can also use on New Horizons — have been spotted again on Nintendo UK's store! Noticed by the Animal Crossing amiibo Card Trading Group on Facebook, you can currently pick up a pack of these cards for only £3.49. There are three cards in...
News Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games As Of June 2022
No major changes from last time
Nintendo's latest financial report is now live, and with it, we've got an updated list of the total sales figures for the best-selling Switch games. We say updated, but there's been absolutely no change between this quarter and last quarter in terms of placements! We're pretty sure that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal...
UK Charts Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Soars To Number One
Digimon Survive also places
JRPG fans in the UK have something to celebrate this week. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has topped the latest Uk sales charts, and not only that, it's broken a series record in the process. Monolith Soft's critically-acclaimed game debuted at number one the week it launched, proving this highly-anticipated juggernaut is...
Random These Animal Crossing Paper Flowers Are Blooming Marvellous
Their scent may be a little off
If (like us) you have been maintaining your daily dose of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, then these ornamental flower pots could be just for you. Created by Mabel Low (@Papersynthesis), these paper flowers are designed to look just like those that you inevitably spent so much time intricately planning and planting on...
Random These Classical Art Figurines Are Animal Crossing-Level Trolling
Redd, take notes
Usually, when we report on figurines, the bits of plastic in question have something to do with games. Not so with GoodSmile's latest bouquet of lads, who are all figures from iconic statues and paintings, from the Venus de Milo to The Thinker. What's remarkable about them is the photos. Someone at GoodSmile has clearly had a whale...
News Playing Games Probably Won't Make You Feel Worse... Or Better, Says New Oxford Uni Study
Good news! Or bad news? News!!
A study performed by professors and researchers at the University of Oxford has found that playing video games is unlikely to affect the well-being of the player, either positively or negatively. This finding comes after China announced a three-hour-per-week limit to online video gaming for its younger citizens out of...