Animal Crossing Announced for Switch - VGChartz
Animal Crossing Announced for Switch

Animal Crossing Announced for Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 October 2018 / 1,573 Views

Nintendo has announced a new mainline Animal Crossing game is in development for the Nintendo Switch. It will launch in 2019.

View the announcement trailer below:

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Marth (on 13 September 2018)


HylianSwordsman (on 13 September 2018)

No title or any information at all beyond a confirmation that Tom Nook is in the game and a generic logo, and this is supposed to come out in less than a year? Yeah, they just gave us this as a teaser to hold us over so we wouldn't complain that nothing was shown and stop asking where Animal Crossing is.

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Ultravolt (on 14 September 2018)

I'm not saying you're wrong, but keep in mind Smash Bros Ultimate was first revealed with just a small teaser, no title, and no gameplay. Yet, It was officially unveiled a few months later at E3 and it's releasing in December.

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HylianSwordsman (on 15 September 2018)

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy they gave us the teaser, just like I was happy they gave us the Prime 4 teaser. I like that Nintendo tries to reveal games months before they come out to avoid hyping us for a game that isn't coming out for years and might get cancelled or repeatedly delayed, but sometimes fans need SOMETHING so we don't lose our minds. They've kept Animal Crossing fans waiting for far too long.

I'm hoping this quick teaser with a year until launch means we get lots of details in January, to prepare us for a release in late spring. I still think it deserved to be called out for what it is though, a teaser to silence the ravenous AC fans and to beat back criticisms that "nothing" was shown. Let's hope details are a 3 month wait away like Smash and not a year plus wait with unacknowledged delays like Yoshi.

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Dulfite (on 13 September 2018)


Moonhero (on 13 September 2018)

About damn time.

Barkley (on 14 September 2018)

Oh yes! My favourite capitalist, daddy nook, is back!