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Nintendo will go in-depth on Animal Crossing for Switch

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

Nintendo will reveal more details about Animal Crossing: New Horizons today, exactly one month ahead of the game’s release on Nintendo Switch, during a Nintendo Direct presentation on the idyllic life simulation.

Today’s Nintendo Direct will be broadcast at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT on Nintendo’s YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook channels. The presentation is roughly 25 minutes long, Nintendo says.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sends players on an island vacation planned by Tom Nook’s travel agency. The Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package will transport 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. Features from previous games, like a museum that can be filled with flora, fossils, and other items, will return in New Horizons.

Nintendo will release Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Switch on March 20. Nintendo will also 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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