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Here’s what Isabelle will do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

She’s back!

Isabelle sitting at a desk in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

During Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons livestream presentation, the developer detailed the return of everyone’s favorite Shih Tzu. That’s right, Isabelle the GOAT is back, and she’s here to help you on your new island life.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle acts as the secretary to the player’s mayoral role. Based on the brief footage shown during today’s Nintendo Direct, it seems that Isabelle will support the player with general operations around the island getaway. Options shown included changing island evaluations, changing the island tune, changing the flag, and discussing the residents. So, she’s taking on a very similar role as despite technically not being your secretary any more.

Bonus: Isabelle is now wearing a very comfy lookin’ Hawaiian shirt. I hope she’s having a good time here.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sends players on an island vacation as part of the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package. Transported to a deserted island, players will establish a new life, craft and build custom items, and interact with newcomers as they arrive at the island destination. The Nintendo Switch sequel will add brand-new villager 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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