Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gameplay Shown Off in New Commercial

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gameplay Shown Off in New Commercial

Nintendo has shown off just a bit more of Animal Crossing: New Horizons in a new ad for the Switch Lite.

Animal Crossing fans have been begging for some new information or footage on the upcoming Switch release of New Horizons for what seems to be months at this point. Finally, Nintendo has answered the call, albeit, not in the way that many may have wanted.

Recently, Nintendo released a new ad for the Nintendo Switch Lite which showed off some new looks at Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The ad centers around a mother and daughter, both of whom own a Switch Lite. The two are playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on their respective handhelds before then agreeing to get together and play the game together thanks to its multiplayer functionality. While the commercial is only about 30 seconds in length, it’s a rather wholesome ad.

As for the actual snippets of New Horizons footage that we can see, we get a look at what seems to be the game’s main menu along with some brief decorating. We can also see some bug catching and the outside of one of the player’s homes. Again, it’s nothing too wild, but Animal Crossing has never been a wild series when it comes to gameplay. Except for, I guess, Wild World — that game is quite literally wild.

Along with releasing this new Animal Crossing: New Horizons ad recently, Nintendo also unveiled the new Animal Crossing-themed Switch that will be launching alongside the game. The Special Edition version of the console comes with some a Switch dock that features Tom Nook, some pastel green and blue colored Joy-Cons, and some wonderful artwork imprinted on the back of the Switch itself. Perhaps the only downside to this version of the Switch is that it doesn’t come with New Horizons, which is pretty odd. Still, it’s something that I’m sure many Animal Crossing fans will be looking to pick up come March. If you’re interested in getting it for yourself, the console actually just went up for pre-order on Amazon today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to finally land on the Nintendo Switch later this spring on March 20, 2020.

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