Animal Crossing: New Horizons

2020 video game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons[a] is a 2020 life simulation game created and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the fifth main game in the Animal Crossing series. In New Horizons, the player controls a character who moves to a deserted island where many anthropomorphic animals live.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Developer(s)Nintendo EPD
Director(s)Aya Kyogoku
  • Yoshitaka Takeshita
  • Hiromichi Miyake
Artist(s)Koji Takahashi
Writer(s)Makoto Wada
  • Yasuaki Iwata
  • Yumi Takahashi
  • Shinobu Nagat
  • Sayako Doi
  • Masato Ohashi
SeriesAnimal Crossing
EngineLunchPack Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch
ReleaseMarch 20, 2020
Genre(s)Social simulation
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Animal Crossing New Horizons was very successful. It sold 31 million copies worldwide. It also broke the console game record for most digital units sold in a single month by selling five million copies. It became successful because of the stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

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  1. Known in Japan as Atsumare Dōbutsu no Mori (Japanese: あつまれ どうぶつの森, lit. Animal Forest: Gather)

References change

  1. Bundel, Ani (March 29, 2020). "'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' is the coronavirus distraction we needed". NBC News THINK. Archived from the original on March 30, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.