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May Day, Wedding Season and loads of cheese coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons soon

By Dom Peppiatt 26 April 2021 19:58 GMT Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a new update in the form of update 2.0 soon, and Nintendo has announced it’ll be bringing bring back a few favorite Spring events, as well as introducing new items.The next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is set to land on Wednesday, April 28, and will lay the foundations for some major upcoming events, such as the return of May Day (April 29-May 7), International Museum Day (May 18-31), and the Wedding Season (June 1-30).Hit the links to see what each event contributed to the Animal Crossing:…

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What are you playing this weekend?

The weekend is upon us, and that means, hopefully, you will have plenty of time to play some games.Some of us are doing adult things over the weekend, like putting together new recliner chairs, laying laminate, cleaning the house, and even giving the dogs a bath. But in between, we are definitely going to find time to play some games.That’s right: adulting the entire weekend be damned because there are orcs to slay, turnips to buy, bad guys to shoot, and a couple’s marriage to save.With that said, here’s what we’ve been playing and are planning to play this weekend.Watch…

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Fishing Tourney: prizes, points and trophies explained

At long last, it’s time for the Spring Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Players in the northern hemisphere can take part in this quarterly event — hosted by the adorable blue-eyed beaver C.J. — on Saturday 10th April 2021.And for once our friends in the southern hemisphere will be able to play right along with us, since their Autumn Fishing Tourney will also be held on April 10th.The Fishing Tourney runs from 9AM to 6PM local time, but is it worth spending hours of your day taking part? Here we list the prizes, points and trophy rewards, just…

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Someone has made a perfect recreation of ‘Zero to Hero’ from Disney’s Hercules in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 14:51 GMT As the world at large celebrates the one-year anniversary of Animal Crossing: New Horizons being available on Switch, one player has taken it a step further.Redditor Melhunnibee has created a shot-for-shot recreation of the song and video of Zero to Hero from Disney’s Hercules – and it’s spectacular.The comments under the video are lovely; throngs of people thanking the creative Nintendo Switch player for posting the inventive recreation of one of the movie’s best tracks (and visual accompaniments).YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS: Disney’s Hercules – Zero to Hero – ACNH Recreation…

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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Tour Creator website is now available

You can now show off your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons using posters or a video.Visiting the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons website, you will need to scan a QR code with your phone to get started. Then Tom Nook will walk you through a tool that you can use to promote your island.Players wanting to show off their island can use the Island Tour Creator to make two types of promos. These are a classic tourism poster and a full-fledged trailer.The first step is to choose which one you would like to make. Choosing poster, you will enter the…

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You’ll be able to create your own Animal Crossing character at Build-a-Bear

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 17:18 GMT Make your very own huggable Animal Crossing: New Horizons critter.Build-a-Bear has announced an Animal Crossing: New Horizons line is in the works. While characters, designs, and a launch date haven’t been announced, at least you know that soon you will be able to create something cute to hold and squeeze at night. Or whenever you feel like it, really.Teaser pages are currently up on the US and UK stores, so sign up for an email notification and keep your eyes peeled for when you can nab one yourself. We expect these…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sea Creature prices – when and where to find every Sea Creature

If you’ve been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons since sea creatures were introduced last July and have been keeping up with each month’s new arrivals, there’s a good chance that by now you’re only a couple of Critterpedia entries away from finishing your collection.March has arrived, and with it the final two sea creatures make their New Horizons debut: the spider crab and the firefly squid. Players who’ve been keeping up with the critters will see their aquarium finally completed upon catching these two.Whatever sea creatures you’re on the look-out for, this guide covers when to find them, how to…

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Watch the whole Act 1 of Hamilton remade in Animal Crossing: New Horizons here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 15:36 GMT A creative and dedicated Animal Crossing: New Horizons player has spent an impressive seven months recreating the opening act of Hamilton in the relaxed Nintendo Switch game.One of the best parts of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the tool case it gives to players to be creative; in the past, we’ve seen players recreate Revenge of the Sith, the entire Sinnoh map from Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, early 2000s music videos and The Wizard of Oz in the game.But perhaps the most impressive feat we’ve seen achieved in the title is the painstaking recreation of the…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons player turns their island into one big IKEA store

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 12:23 GMT It may have been out for almost a year now, but fans can still impress when it comes to particularly creative Animal Crossing: New Horizons designs.We’ve seen players recreate Revenge of the Sith, the entire Sinnoh map from Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, The Wizard of Oz, and even early 2000s music videos in the game. But it seems the well of inspiration never runs dry for players facing down a global pandemic and taking solace in the cozy, safe world of New Horizons.This week, we saw a particularly inspired design by…

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87% of 2020 Japan console sales were Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the best-selling game in the region, too. Nintendo Switch was by far the most popular console in Japan last year.That’s according to data from local games mag Famitsu – via GamesIndustry.biz – which reports that 87% of consoles sold in the country during 2020 were Switches. The regular version of Nintendo’s hardware shifted 3.9 million units, while just over two million copies of the more recently-released Lite edition were sold. Overall, Switch sales increased by 30% year-on-year.In total, 6.85 million consoles were bought in Japan during 2020. Second place went to PlayStation 4, which shifted…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fish Prices – when and where to find every fish

It’s the beginning of a new year on your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island, and things are off to a sedate start. January in the northern hemisphere doesn’t bring any new critters with it, but there are still rare and valuable fish aplenty — including the highly sought-after stringfish — in almost every fishing spot on your island, so now is a good time to catch up with any you may have missed in earlier months.Whichever fish remain on your to-catch list this January, this full guide is here to help — covering where and when to find each and…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug Prices – when and where to find every bug

Hiding on rocks, between flowers and in the trees, is a whole tiny world of bugs to collect in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Get your net at the ready, here’s when and where you can find each and every bug and arachnid, along with when they unlock and a list of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug prices so you know which to prioritise in your inventory. We’ve updated the month-to-month tables to include the prices of every bug too. Insects, mini-beasts, creepy-crawlies. Whatever you call them, collecting arachnids and bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons makes up an important…

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Best of 2020: Crusader Kings 3, and Lauren’s other GOTY picks

All this next-gen console nonsense is for nerds – The real MVP of 2020 is Crusader Kings 3. Why worry about lockdown boredom, buying a console from a scalper or 4K vs Performance mode when you can play the best grand strategy on the humble PC? Let me tell you why.First off, let’s get one thing straight: Crusader Kings 3 is better than its predecessor. Hundreds of hours of my life were spent playing Crusader Kings 2 but the latest iteration of the grand strategy behemoth is the best version going. Improved gameplay concepts aside, what I enjoyed the most…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween event guide

By Lauren Aitken, Friday, 30 October 2020 12:06 GMT Halloween is almost here in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Jack has a new trick-or-treat event for you to enjoy with friends. Throughout October, you’ll have been purchasing Halloween costumes from the Able Sister’s store, grabbing Candy from Nook’s Cranny and growing Pumpkins, now it’s time to have some spooky fun. There will be lots to do and new recipes to find, so let’s get started.Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Halloween event guideThis Saturday – October 31, for the uninitiated – Jack will be available in your island’s plaza on Halloween…

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Limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is back in stock at more stores

By Joel Franey, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 10:35 GMT The special island-themed Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console is on sale once again at a number of retailers in the US.After quickly being all bought up around the time of the game’s release, Amazon, Gamestop and Best Buy all have the limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console back on sale. It was initially available back in January.It features special blue and green Joy-Cons and an image of the Nook family proudly standing on the dock. The standard version does not include a copy of Animal Crossing New Horizons, but GameStop is…