Nintendo's marketing for Animal Crossing: New Horizons seems to finally be underway. With this in mind, Nintendo Japan has shared two new commercial spots for the upcoming release, due out on 20th March.
You can view both trailers below. The first shows a soon-to-be villager travelling to their new island via Dodo Airlines and the second trailer is more direct gameplay footage. We've also got some screenshots above and below.
Did you notice anything else in these new commercials? Let us know in the comments.
Despite the classic AC art style, the level of detail in this game looks absolutely astounding! I'm really looking forward to this game! I imagine I'll spend many hours decking out my home and island!
I love that nighttime clip with the owls!
Come on, March 20!
I can't wait for the game to come out
There was an Owl (real animal) in the forest from the commercial while at the same time there are Celeste and (probably) Blathers as Anthromorphic Owl. 🤨
oh my gosh!! you can actually play the ocarina!! <3 ahh so those who were thinking about the ocarina being playable as a joke was right. ..That means you can play instruments o A o! Just like Tongari Boushi To Mahou No Machi 3DS which i do hope there is an english release date for it on the switch. Anyway the game allows you to play instruments, with your villagers.
The owls...THE OWLS!!!!!
The second video shows a three level high island, so if that's actual gameplay it means you're not limited to two levels of elevation.
@Anti-Matter I’ve been thinking of that too, it’s a gloriously odd world
@Anti-Matter @neogyo it's not too strange when you really think of it. I mean, in the real world we have humans, but other, non-sapient apes/monkeys are still around too.
I find it pretty easy to imagine a world where many different intelligent species evolved. What I find less likely is them getting along. Maybe Animal Crossing has a secret dark history of warfare among the different groups until a just hero united the world and brought peace!
This game is stunning
Playing the Ocarina is confirmed!
@Heavyarms55 well that was the best comment I’ve read here in a loooong time ! This has all gone planet of the apes in a nice way...
@k8sMum there were owls on the bulletin board in new leaf too, why are people acting like this is new? Did no one play new leaf?
@Megz3 Yes, as unbelieveable as it sounds. Some of us never got Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Personally, I waited for a Wii U version that never happened, even though we got these on Wii U:
; 1. Animal Crossing: Plaza,
; 2. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival + tons of amiibo,
; 3. Animal Crossing: Wild World (Virtual Console),
; 4. Animal Crossing: Sweet Day (Nintendo Land),
; 5. Animal Crossing Villager joins Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
; 6. Animal Crossing Villager joins Mario Kart 8.
Feels weird to have so many new Animal Crossing related things on the Wii U but not a new main game.
So, yeah, the last Animal Crossing game I played was Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City on Wii from 2009-2010. I waited 10 years for the next big screen title! We don't just get the new stuff from the Switch version but the 3DS stuff will also be brandnew for us. ^^
u can play the ocarina ! !
@SKTTR I would not be surprised if a full meat AC would have happened, if the Wii U hadn't flopped. Even for first party releases, it's hard to justify all the work that would go into a game like AC on a console that's sold like broccoli in a school lunch cafeteria...
Woop! As with everyone, I am so excited for this! There's just one thing that doesn't look right: in the second video where she's playing the ocarina on the rock at night, the reflection of the moon/shooting star looks like it's been drawn in Paint :S and it moves weirdly!
Other than that... EEEEEEEE!!!!!
It just gets more and more pretty looking with every new sneaky peeky 🥰
@Kabbij well, that‘s not the reflection of the moon but just how the waves are looking. You can see the same shape of waves in the first video at 0:05 in bright daylight.
@vanYth ah yes I see it now! haha it confused me a bit
Stupid f***in' leap year making me wait another day.
@Heavyarms55 also, that wee little canary (?) that's always sat on the bulletin board when you have a new notice - but also Bird villagers
I don't recall ever seeing owls in the wild before. We're manically finding anything we can about New Horizons and those cute, white owls in the wild qualify as different. Hence the exitement.
@k8sMum So because you havent seen it it must be new? Um nah. They do not qualify as different when we have damn owls on the bulletin board in new leaf. Its clear the owls in this photo are sitting on a board so how is that different? With your logic i could class Roald as new and different simply because i’ve never seen him in my village before or even heard of him before he started becoming a meme.
I saw the picture/video and liked the owls.
You seem to be upset that people like something that you don't see as a big deal. Fine, be upset.
I'll just keep enjoying the drip, drip, drip of info about AC:NH.
Why cant everyone just appreciate its a new game with new content lol.
Normal owls? I must admit, that poses some interesting questions about the Animal Crossing universe.
@SKTTR Nintendo never loved the WiiU...
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