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Animal Crossing comes to Switch in 2019

It's time for Tom Nook to get back to work

By Derek Strickland from Sep 14, 2018 @ 13:13 CDT

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.

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