If you’re a gamer of any age you’re probably aware of Animal Crossing. Animal Crossing is a delightful game from Nintendo that I fell in love with back in the early 2000’s on the GameCube (and I still have my copy of the game). Nintendo finally let fans know that a new full title is currently in the works, due to be released on the Switch and the 3DS in early 2019. No other details were given, but there was a sweet trailer where Tom Nook informed the world that he needed a new town to be built for his friends. That’s all the information we need. Fans of Animal Crossing will flock to buy the game and I’ll be with them.
How Do You Like to Spend Your Days?
Animal Crossing is described as a town management sim. You arrive on a train (in the past titles at least) to set up home and find yourself being put in charge of an adorable town that needs your help to grow. The residents of the town are all animals, who come and go. Some set up permanent businesses, others pop by once in a while to sell or trade their wares. Each of the animals has their own personality and style, some you’ll love and others you’ll prefer to be run out of town.
Running the town is one aspect of the game, you can also spend time making friends, fishing, collecting fossils, build an art collection, decorate and expand your own home or even become a manager of an orchard if you want. There’s even fashion in the game and you can spend hours creating fabrics to be used in the town and share with visitors (other real-life players). The only thing is, once you leave the game it continues without you. The weeds will grow, flowers wilt, seasons change, and the residents will too.
Buy a Switch for Zelda Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing!
Animal Crossing is one of the most relaxing games you could imagine. Perhaps the most successful title in the franchise in Animal Crossing New Leaf on the 3DS – which is still loved and played to this day despite being released way back in November 2012. In more recent times, players like me have been enjoying Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on iOS and Android devices. I’m level 96 and I play it for about 15 minutes each day on average, but it’s not the same as a full-on Animal Crossing game. My entire family is excited for the new Animal Crossing and I’ll be keeping an eye out for any further news that is leaked in the next few months. It’s about time another top title came to the Switch, giving us a fresh reason to get on the console and have some fun.