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A brand-new, mainline Animal Crossing title is headed to Nintendo Switch in 2019, as revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct.

The reveal took place after the announcement of series character Isabelle’s debut as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.



No gameplay footage nor a title was provided — the only information given was the Animal Crossing series logo, along with a date of “2019.”

The reveal followed a small segment featuring franchise character Tom Nook, who noted that he was happy for Isabelle joining the Super Smash Bros. cast, and wants everyone to have a nice place to come home to.

“I’m sure they’ll be tuckered out after all that camping and smashing and whatnot,” he adds.

Stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire for more Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch news as it becomes available!



6/18/2019: Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch now has a name — Animal Crossing: New Horizons! And unfortunately, it looks like it got delayed from its original “2019” release date to March 20th, 2020. Want to know as much as you can about the next Animal Crossing game? Be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to absolutely everything we know about Animal Crossing: New Horizons so far!

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