Animal Crossing: New Horizon Hype Thread

When do you expect the Animal Crossing Direct?


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Mocha

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Dec 9, 2017
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It's crazy how we got barely any information of this game and it's coming out in a month.
 

Soda

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Oct 26, 2017
3,935
Dunedin, New Zealand
If you're not going to buy games digitally and resell physical ones when you're done, you're probably ok with the onboard storage.

When it comes to controllers, you probably want to buy a pro controller as a second controller rather than another pair of joycons if you're going to be playing on TV at all. It's a more traditional controller.

As for other accessories, you probably want to get a tempered glass screen protector to make sure the switch doesn't get scratched, which can happen, and the whole putting in and out of the dock thing raises that chance.
Thanks. I'll look into Pro controllers. Any recommendations for a Pro Controller? I assume just the official one is ideal even if it costs a bit more. Beyond that, I'm more curious about screen protectors. Any suggested brands? Thanks for all your help.
 

GJ

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Oct 25, 2017
4,192
The Netherlands
Thanks. I'll look into Pro controllers. Any recommendations for a Pro Controller? I assume just the official one is ideal even if it costs a bit more. Beyond that, I'm more curious about screen protectors. Any suggested brands? Thanks for all your help.
The official one or the 8bitdo SN30 Pro+ are great choices. Other controllers are usually missing features (like gyro or NFC), or aren't wireless.
 

Fireblend

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Oct 25, 2017
4,274
Costa Rica
Thanks. I'll look into Pro controllers. Any recommendations for a Pro Controller? I assume just the official one is ideal even if it costs a bit more. Beyond that, I'm more curious about screen protectors. Any suggested brands? Thanks for all your help.
I'm a big fan of the official Pro Controller, but I know people like plenty of others like the 8bitdo controllers and such. Definitely grab a glass screen protector, most brands work well but I've used Orzly and AmFilm in the past.
 

Kouriozan

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Oct 25, 2017
9,863
Have we ever heard more on Amiibo support? Very curious how they are going to use the figures and cards.
This game basically had 0 official new info since E3 2019, 8 months ago.
We’re forced to look at leaked accessories and promotion materials to speculate about the new stuff, this is getting insane and the game release in 39 days.
 

Skot

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Oct 30, 2017
73
That CDKeys offer is a fantastic deal. Was holding out but decided this is the perfect game to own digitally and I doubt the price will get better any closer to launch. Now I've got the torture of having it downloaded on my Switch for a month and not being able to play it
 

streetsweeper

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Jan 8, 2019
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I wonder if we'll see any of the Happy Home Design room decorating features in the game? In the footage, we've seen it's still the normal push and pull, but I hope there is some way when dealing with multiple rooms.
 

SonicRift

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Oct 27, 2017
346
Got 2 Switches then?
To elaborate: Weemadarthur asks this because you're only allowed a single island per switch, shared by all profiles, and it would suck if you found this out on release day and you share a switch.
...I'm a Resetera user. Of course I know this!
And yeah, we've got a Switch and a Switch Lite. The real bummer is that we assumed my wife with the Switch Lite would be able to at least occasionally play her game on the TV through cloud saves. But that's not something a dirty Switch Lite player is allowed to do in a 2 Switch household.
 

Dalto11

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Oct 27, 2017
29
I'm looking forward to carrying Cyrodiil forward onto an actual Island, and spending far more time than I care to admit creating my island flag.

 

Unicorn

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Oct 29, 2017
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Ever since WW I"ve been super active about playing with people in MP. This time I'm planning on soaking in my town slowly with my SO (now that we can FINALLY play together AND live in the same town). I'll eventually want to play online with other people, but this will be the first time in about 15 years where I plan on just keeping my eden to just the confines of my real home.
 

Enduin

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Oct 25, 2017
5,425
New York
I need to get all the fruits and strike it rich in the Stalk Market ASAP, so I'll be spending time with others online at the start for sure. Beyond that I'm not sure how much I'll engage in multiplayer though. Depends on what's available and how well the online is setup. I did do a fair amount with other people in NL, like Tortimer Island games but 99% of my time was still solo play.
 

LightKiosk

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Oct 27, 2017
2,683
Got myself a Switch so I'm pretty much all in.

The AC Direct will be the first one I actually, really, look forward to.
 

Aprikurt

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Oct 29, 2017
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Waaaay too much lol. You can get better looking shells off Aliexpress for like $20 total. Like they're way sharper looking:

I’m really tempted to open my joycons to do this as well as replace the rail mechanism with the metal one so my joycons randomly stop sliding off during gameplay...
 

Trrzs

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Oct 29, 2017
681
Guys, do we have a high quality image of the key art? I have a project in mind for the release of the game and I need to catch all the tiny details in that artwork but sadly the biggest image I can find is just 1920x1171 pixels, Google reverse search has two bigger artworks but the image is washed so they aren't in it's native resolution ):
 

TomNinetyTwo

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Oct 27, 2017
67
Solihull, UK
Guys, do we have a high quality image of the key art? I have a project in mind for the release of the game and I need to catch all the tiny details in that artwork but sadly the biggest image I can find is just 1920x1171 pixels, Google reverse search has two bigger artworks but the image is washed so they aren't in it's native resolution ):
Best I could find for you :) https://animalcrossingworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/animal-crossing-new-horizons-key-artwork-january-2020-9000wide.jpg
 

Trrzs

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Oct 29, 2017
681
Omg thank you so much! This will help me a lot.
But I'm pretty sure there's a even bigger picture out there because of this:

EDIT: I just opened in my PC and is much better! Thank you!!! I dont know why my phone didnt opened the pic in its full glory. THANKS AGAIN! (:
 

TomNinetyTwo

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Oct 27, 2017
67
Solihull, UK
Omg thank you so much! This will help me a lot.
But I'm pretty sure there's a even bigger picture out there because of this:

EDIT: I just opened in my PC and is much better! Thank you!!! I dont know why my phone didnt opened the pic in its full glory. THANKS AGAIN! (:
My pleasure :) and yeh I think phones will struggle with displaying it as it's such a massive image! Good luck with your lil project ^_^
 

NateDog

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Jan 8, 2018
643
Any chance we might see an AC themed pro controller? I've been looking into buying one soon but not sure if I should wait. I feel like it's been a while since we've had a new themed one and didn't think it would happen but there have been so many accessories announced I was wondering if that might happen too.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Any chance we might see an AC themed pro controller? I've been looking into buying one soon but not sure if I should wait. I feel like it's been a while since we've had a new themed one and didn't think it would happen but there have been so many accessories announced I was wondering if that might happen too.
There's always a chance, but with the Power A Enhanced Wireless Controllers that have been revealed I would personally lean on the side of there being no Animal Crossing Pro Controller in the works. That being said, I'd wait at least until March 10th before buying another option.
 

Squid Bunny

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Jun 11, 2018
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This game basically had 0 official new info since E3 2019, 8 months ago.
We’re forced to look at leaked accessories and promotion materials to speculate about the new stuff, this is getting insane and the game release in 39 days.
Hot take: I like this? I feel like mystery is a great part of Animal Crossing's charm.
 

Obsonet

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Nov 26, 2019
812
Wow this game is 7 on the UK eshop chart and it's just a pre-order.
I think this game will do well
 

NateDog

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Jan 8, 2018
643
There's always a chance, but with the Power A Enhanced Wireless Controllers that have been revealed I would personally lean on the side of there being no Animal Crossing Pro Controller in the works. That being said, I'd wait at least until March 10th before buying another option.
I guess I'll hang on and see. The Power A ones look nice although if I'm spending near the price of a Pro Controller and not getting HD Rumble and Gyro I'm probably better off going with the Pro.
 

chimpsteaks

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Sep 12, 2019
89
The official one or the 8bitdo SN30 Pro+ are great choices. Other controllers are usually missing features (like gyro or NFC), or aren't wireless.
One downside to the SN30 Pro + is that it wont turn your Switch on. You'll have to walk up and turn on the system manually, then turn on the controller separately every single time. I bought one recently without knowing this and then ended up returning it to Amazon and getting a Pro
 

FaceHugger

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Oct 27, 2017
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U, S, and A
Any chance we might see an AC themed pro controller? I've been looking into buying one soon but not sure if I should wait. I feel like it's been a while since we've had a new themed one and didn't think it would happen but there have been so many accessories announced I was wondering if that might happen too.
It's kind of ugly, but there is a KK Slider one:


Oh, and one with Tom Nooks kids: