Update (Thu 2nd Jan, 14:10 GMT): Nintendo has now shared an English-language version of the new Animal Crossing trailer. Feel free to give it another watch above and get stupidly hyped for a second time!

We've grabbed a screenshot of the English version boxart for you, too:


Original Article (Wed 1st Jan, 2020 01:45 GMT): The biggest release Switch owners have to look forward to early on in 2020 is the lifestyle simulation Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo showed us a substantial amount of the game at E3 2019, but unfortunately we've got very few updates about this upcoming release since then.

At this point we'll take any news about it we can get, and today it's in the form of a brand-new Japanese commercial. Although it is only half a minute, in that time frame we see Tom Nook and the Nooklings showing an audience of animals footage of the villagers living out their lives on the game's deserted island.

Within this audience you can see Isabelle, confirming the mayor's secretary from Animal Crossing: New Leaf is returning in this new outing. We guess we'll just have to wait and see what purpose or role she will serve. In the dying seconds of the commercial we also get a brief glimpse at the game's Japanese box art. See for yourself:

Are you as excited as Isabelle is about this next entry in the Animal Crossing series? Comment down below.

[source youtube.com]