E3 2019: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Release Date Announced, Pre-Orders Now Open

It's delayed, but it's coming.

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In a Nintendo Direct that kicked off the first official day of E3 2019, Nintendo confirmed the name and release date for Animal Crossing's highly anticipated debut on Nintendo Switch. It'll be called Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but unfortunately, it's delayed. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was initially planned to launch in 2019, but now, the title will release on March 20, 2020.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, your character will be ferried (via the Nook, Inc. charter) to a deserted island, where they can set up a tent and start growing their own town through many of the same activities seen in previous Animal Crossing games: crafting items, shaking trees, fishing, and more.

As the new release date for Animal Crossing: New Horizons draws closer, we're sure to receive additional information about the game and get more of a look at its gameplay, but for now, Animal Crossing fans can at least be satisfied knowing a full game title and date. Pre-order listings are already starting to go live for the game, so if you already know you'll be buying Animal Crossing: New Horizons on day one, you might as well go ahead and secure your copy below.

Pre-order Animal Crossing: New Horizons standard edition

The standard edition will come with the base game and any pre-order bonuses announced later.

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