E3 2019 | Animal Crossing Switch delay announced, titled New Horizons

The Animal Crossing Switch release date has experienced a delay, with the game’s official title also being announced as Animal Crossing New Horizons. Animal Crossing was finally unveiled during the Nintendo Direct at E3 2019, with its release date set for March 2020. With the company using its E3 event in order to lift the lid on the highly-anticipated sequel.

Animal Crossing New Horizons was first revealed at E3 2018, with Nintendo maintaining a radio silence since then. It was speculated before E3 that the game may have been delayed given Nintendo’s lack of update, but now it seems that this won’t be the case.

Animal Crossing New Horizons sees players land on a deserted island, as part of ‘The Nook Inc. Getaway Package Charter Flight.’ After played reach their destination it’s familiar Animal Crossing territory, albeit with a tropical twist. The player-character is shown working on their tent in a nod to the popular mobile game Pocket Camp, setting up a fire, and crafting new items.

New Horizon seems to be a lot more outdoorsy than previous Animal Crossing games, which were mainly focused on adding furniture to your humble abode. Instead, New Horizons has players working on their garden, taking part in some farming, and building friendships with their fellow villagers.

Watch the first Animal Crossing New Horizons trailer below: