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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Booth Is The Best Thing At PAX East

Tom Nook put his Bells to good use at PAX East.


It's always exciting to see how companies showcase their games at conventions, especially Nintendo, which tends to go all-out. At PAX East 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the game of the show for Nintendo and the booth is basically a bite-sized recreation of the island getaway. There's a little tent for your starting house, a flowing river, a campfire, a workbench, some forestry in the backdrop, and the rocks that look out to the ocean.

Fans are able to walk around and take pictures, and we had a chance to hang out at the booth ourselves. If you're lucky, you could catch Tom Nook, K.K. Slider, or Isabelle roaming around the booth space and get a picture with them, too. You can get a view of the booth from the show floor in a short video from my tweet on location:

Not only did we get to relax at Tom Nook's makeshift island getaway on the PAX East show floor, we also got a 20-minutes hands-on experience with Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the booth, too. You can check out our gameplay video below, which features four-player co-op, the new expansive museum, some of the fashion options at Able Sisters, and a bit more of the island itself. The audio quality is also very good, so you can listen to the catchy, relaxing Animal Crossing tunes.

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We have the game covered from several angles; be sure to catch up with our highlights of 19 new things coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons or our impressions from our previous hands-on with the game. For more from the convention, you check out our roundup all the games we've played at PAX East 2020 so far.

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