During this afternoon’s Nintendo Direct, Animal Crossing: New Horizons revealed itself further for a generous 25 minutes of information. Ready to embark on the Nook Inc Desert Island Escape formula, Tom Nook’s new business? Here are all the details presented in the video below.
New in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes you on a peaceful desert island where life is good. The new made-in Tom Nook experience allows everyone to forge a new life there from scratch. Time flows there as naturally as in our world, alternating day/night and seasons.
- Miles Nook
- Group play
- Landscape development
- Island excursions
- Nook Link
Island residents can craft many items, including tools and furniture from materials found here and there. You will have to go through the DIY workshops to learn how to use the DIY plans, which will then allow you to change the color of crafted furniture and decorate it with custom patterns.
Upon your arrival, Nook Inc. will provide several equipment and services necessary for a good life, including a NookPhone. This phone includes several applications, including a camera to immortalize all your moments and add filters, as well as a map to find your way around if you feel lost. Other apps will be added over time.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Think of players who like to have concrete goals. They should turn to the Miles Nook program, allowing you to take up certain challenges to earn miles. This currency is used to pay the costs of the Evasion formula and can be exchanged for in-game rewards such as Nook Inc. merchandise or tickets to visit distant islands.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows you to unite up to eight players on the same island. A resident can call three other players to explore the island at the same time through group play. The caller becomes the leader of the group, knowing that you can change the leader of the group at any time. Creatures and items found by Acolytes are stored in the Recycling Box in the Residents Office.
Once the island is well decorated, players will receive a permit authorizing them to freely draw roads and change the landscape changing river courses, cliffs, building points and much more.
Island excursions are hit or miss. The destination depends on the goodwill of the pilot. Once on these islets, players can harvest as many crafting materials or creatures as possible and bring them back with them.
Service integrated into the Nintendo Switch Online application, it allows players to use a smartphone to scan the QR Codes of the personalized patterns created in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and importing them into New Horizons. The application will also allow chat with friends who have the game and the app, text or voice chat. NookLink will arrive in March, shortly after the game launches.
Features of Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Choose your island
- Orientation and residents office
- Become an owner in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Advanced customization
Before boarding, you will be asked to choose your island from some options. Depending on whether you choose the northern or southern hemisphere, the rhythm of the seasons will not be the same, knowing that the activities available change according to the seasons. At the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the northern hemisphere will start in the spring and enjoy the cherry blossoms.
Upon their arrival on the island, new residents are invited to an information session presented by the staff of Nook Inc. It will allow you to receive the tent included with the Evasion formula, then to discuss with the other residents of the island where they can pitch their tent. If needed the residents’ office is open at all hours of the day. It will be possible to buy and sell items there every day, as well as to obtain valuable advice.
Bored with your tent? It’s time to become an owner. Without maturity or interest, the loan is unconditional and can be repaid at your own pace. A house allows you to have your own storage space to store the things you have too. It will obviously be possible to arrange the interior of his house and to arrange the furniture, the walls, the floor and the furniture according to your desires. Renovation and expansion services are also offered. to push the personalization of your home even further.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers even more customization possibilities than before. You can give the look of your choice to your character by choosing his skin color, his haircut and his outfit. It will also be possible to place objects and buildings as you see fit on the island.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons airport is the gateway to the island. Here players can invite residents from other islands via local wireless communication or the Internet. It is also possible to visit other islands and meet up to 8 players in the same place.
Developments, updates and events
Several residents will arrive gradually after you arrive on the island. The more your island grows, the more other neighbors will come to join your community even settle on the island if you invite them.
Some will be added through free updates, which will be available after the game is released. They will also bring regular seasonal events throughout the year. The first will be on the Easter theme and will be available from March 20. In addition, the island will regularly host some tourists. These temporary visitors sometimes offer items that cannot be crafted at your place of residence and can be accompanied by events such as a fishing tournament or the insectosafari.
Also, by developing your island, you will unlock additional buildings like a museum to exhibit the ecosystem of the islanda shop for prefabricated furniture or objects that you cannot design yourself, a sewing workshop or even a campsite.
Compatibility with amiibo and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is compatible with amiibo figures and cards of the franchise. They will allow you to invite familiar faces to Photopia, an island where it will be possible to do photo shoots by placing the models as you see fit.
If you also play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you will receive special items in each game. Further details on this will be given later.