Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch: release date, news and features

by admin February 19, 2019 at 3:38 pm

Nintendo has finally given the fans what they want. During a Nintendo Direct in September 2018, the company announced (via a short teaser trailer) that Animal Crossing is coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019.

While the trailer didn’t give any details of new gameplay mechanics, or even which characters would return from previous games, it did give us an announcement – which is more than we had previously.

Logic told us it was just a matter of time until Nintendo made the announcement – Animal Crossing is a very popular series for Nintendo that helps shift a lot of hardware after all – but a new Animal Crossing title on the Switch guarantees to entice players new and old. 

That’s not only because Animal Crossing is already popular and successful, but because the game is a perfect match for Nintendo’s hybrid console. Animal Crossing’s sandbox nature makes it ideally suited to long play sessions on your TV, as well as shorter on-the-go bursts on the Switch’s handheld mode. 

While we don’t have a ton of details on the game, here’s what we know so far.