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Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct coming this week

Nintendo will reveal all about Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo will broadcast a new Nintendo Direct episode this week, revealing new, “in-depth” details about Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch.

The new Nintendo Direct presentation will be broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT. Nintendo will broadcast the episode, which will run roughly 25 minutes, on its YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook channels.

Originally announced in 2018 during a Nintendo Direct presentation, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sends players on an island vacation planned by Tom Nook’s new travel agency. The Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package will fly travelers to a deserted island, where they’ll establish a new life, craft and build custom items, and interact with newcomers as they arrive to the island destination. The Nintendo Switch sequel will add brand-new customization options and support for up to eight players in local and online multiplayer.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 20. Nintendo will release a special Animal Crossing-themed edition of the Nintendo Switch on March 13. It’s available for pre-order now.

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