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Animal Crossing: New Horizons update coming this week, more to come

By Stephany Nunneley 27 July 2021 17:06 GMT Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a free update later this week.The free update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive on July 29.Watch on YouTubePlayers can expect new seasonal items and weekly Fireworks shows. You will need to make sure you have downloaded the latest update to the game in order to enjoy the content.And that’s not all to expect, as Nintendo says there is more to come in the way of content.According to the company, the additional content is in development and slated for release later this year.The most recent…

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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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Check out this Best Buy exclusive Animal Crossing gift box, now available for pre-order

By Elizabeth Henges 16 April 2021 20:21 GMT Who doesn’t love some great Animal Crossing merchandise? Since New Horizon’s release a little over a year ago, there’s been plenty of great gifts and swag to pick up for the franchise. Here’s another item to add to your list too, with Culture Fly’s Animal Crossing Gift Box is up for pre-order at Best Buy!Right now, this special Animal Crossing Gift Box is only available at Best Buy in the US. But, for $50, you’ll get a lot of really neat Animal Crossing stuff. With coasters, a glass, and a mold for…

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Nintendo wants to focus on more original IP in the future

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has said that the company will be focusing more on original games, as well as supporting existing IP.Despite the demonstrable success Nintendo has enjoyed by focusing on the likes of Mario, Splatoon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, and so on since the Switch launched back in 2017, it seems the company is eager to diversify its portfolio going forward.In an interview with Nikkei (thanks VGC), Furukawa has suggested that Nintendo needs to commit to creating new franchises and evolve its output in order to better challenge the growing competition in the home entertainment department from other companies like Sony and Microsoft.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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Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom season | Full recipes list

It’s April 1st, and if you’re already tired of dodging April Fool’s pranks, here’s something wholesome to focus on instead: Cherry Blossom Season is back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!From today until April 10th (which also happens to be the date of this year’s Spring Fishing Tourney, just FYI…) you can catch cherry blossom petals as they waft by gently on the island breezes. During this ten-day period, you can also collect 14 cherry blossom themed DIY recipes to help you get in the mood for spring.These dates apply to the northern hemisphere only. Players in the southern hemisphere will…

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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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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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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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The Game Awards announces 2020 Game of the Year nominees

Winter is coming and so are The Game Awards. I’ve double-checked my calendar and, sure enough, the yearly awards show presented by Mr. Game Awards man Geoff Keighley is less than a month away. The nominees for every category have been announced, so it’s time to vote for your picks for everything from the ever-competitive “Game of the Year” on down to “Best Multiplayer” and “Best Esports Team”. Get your opinion hat on. (more…)

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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…