Animal Crossing comes to Switch in 2019

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Published Fri, Sep 14 2018 1:13 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Nintendo, ever keen on making gamers' dreams come true, has confirmed a new Animal Crossing game for its latest Switch handheld-console hybrid.

Yesterday's direct showcase was quite jam-packed with announcements. Fans finally got full info on the Switch Online service--including special NES Switch controllers--and some interesting ports. Isabelle, which is obviously the cutest game character ever, is coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate as a new challenger. But that's not it: Nintendo also announced a new Animal Crossing game for Switch.

Other than its 2019 release timeframe, not much is actually known about Animal Crossing Switch. "Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working title): A new mainline game in the Animal Crossing series - the first since Animal Crossing: New Leaf debuted on Nintendo 3DS in 2013 - is slated for a 2019 release exclusively on Nintendo Switch," reads an official press release.

Nintendo recently released a free-to-play Animal Crossing mobile game called Pocket Camp, which is infused with microtransactions in a bid to make recurring revenues. The game raked in over $17 million in two months time, showing the brand's popularity among gamers.

Animal Crossing comes to Switch in 2019 |

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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