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Nintendo responds to young fan who is eagerly awaiting Animal Crossing: New Horizon's release

Good guy Nintendo

Twitter user Umeda Temaki has shared a cute story concerning his daughter's excitement for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Turns out his daughter is like the rest of us, and she's growing quite tired of waiting for Animal Crossing: New Horizons to release. Temaki told his daughter to write Nintendo about her excitement, and that's exactly what she did. Believe it or not, Nintendo responded to the young girl's letter with a letter of their own. You can read what Nintendo had to say below.

“Thank you for always playing Nintendo games.

Thanks for sending us your fun illustration of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We’ve understood how excited you are for the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’ll be a little longer before the game’s release, so we hope you will wait till then.

We hope to continue making games that bring happiness to everyone around the world. We hope you’ll feel the same starting with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and later our other games.”

Power A releasing Animal Crossing-themed Enhanced Wireless Controllers for Switch

Cashing in on the New Horizons excitement

Power A has released a multitude of their Enhanced Wireless Controllers for Switch, each one featuring a different design. It seems the line is going over really well for them, as they keep pumping out new designs. The next slate has been revealed, and they feature characters from Animal Crossing.

The next Enhanced Wireless Controllers for Switch from Power A feature either K.K. Slider or Timmy and Tommy Nook. Other than the different designs, these controllers are exactly the same. Both are due out in March 2020, and should be priced around the usual $45 to $50.

Thanks to Nintendalerts for the heads up!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Jan. 21st, 2020

[Crafting] The Styled-Up Wig Collection is now available via Crafting (available until March 6th)

[Goals] A new set of Goals is now live: Sneaky Stringfish Goals (available until January 24th)

Animals can wear long or short-sleeved shirts in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Gotta stay warm!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is certainly full of big changes for the franchise, but it has a number of small tweaks as well. One of those minor changes comes in the way of animal clothing.

In previous Animal Crossing entries, any shirts given to animals would instantly become sleeveless when worn. This time around, they'll actually have the option to wear long sleeves. It seems like one of those decisions that would have been in the game from the start, but its taken years to get here!

Nintendo shares official Animal Crossing: New Horizons 4-koma manga

Tom Nook never looked cuter

Nintendo has started putting up in-store advertising for Animal Crossing: New Horizons here in the states, but that's obviously not the only way they're spreading the word on the game. Over in Japan, Nintendo has started releasing a series of Animal Crossing: New Horizons 4-koma manga, and so far 3 different installments have been released. Check out all three in the gallery above.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons advertising going up at Walmart

We see you, Nook!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is roughly 2 months out from launch. We can expect to start hearing a lot more about the game from Nintendo in the near future, and that includes new advertising. Some Walmart locations already have up special promos for the game, as you can see in the image above. This could be one of the biggest Switch games of the system's lifespan, which makes spreading the word that much more important!

Best Buy offering Tom Nook 'Peel & Stick' phone/tech badge for preordering Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A true badge of honor

We've already seen a lot of different preorder bonuses for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but most of them were for Europe. Finally we have a look at something for those in the states who plan on snatching the game up.

Best Buy is currently offering a rather unique preorder bonus for Animal Crossing: New Horizons customers. Grab the game and you'll be able to take home a Tom Nook 'Peel & Stick' badge, which is meant to be applied on your phone case, laptop, or any other tech you might want to plaster Nook on. You can grab your badge here.

Keys Factory & Max Games releasing Animal Crossing-themed Switch and Switch Lite accessories

You know Nook is getting a cut

Keys Factory & Max Games are making sure they're getting in on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons excitement with a line of Animal Crossing-themed accessories for both Switch and Switch Lite. You can see all the items on the way in the gallery above, which include the following.

- Keys Factor Quick Pouch Design A (For Switch)
- Keys Factory Quick Pouch Design B (For Switch)
- Keys Factory Hard Case (For Switch) & Keys Factory Slim Hard Case (For Switch Lite)
- Keys Factory PC Body Cover (For Switch Lite)
- Keys Factory Card Pod Collection Type A & Type B & Type C
- Keys Factory Kisekae Set (For Switch) Type A & Type B
- Keys Factory Kisekae Cover (For Switch Lite) Type A & Type B
- Max Games Smart Pouch EVA For Switch & Switch Lite
- Max Games Switch Lite Hardcover
- Max Games Switch Lite Shock Absorbing Cover
- Max Games Card Pocket

Multiple Japanese magazines to include info on Animal Crossing: New Horizons in their next issues

Get ready for an info blowout!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to launch on March 20th, 2020, which doesn't leave all that much time to spread the word on the game. Looks like we can expect some new details soon, though.

The March 2020 issue of CoroCoro Comic, which will release in Japan on Feb. 15th, 2020, is going to include some information on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Along with that, the March issue of TV Game Magazine, and the March issue of Nintendo Dream will include info on the game as well. Nintendo Dream is due out Jan. 21st, 2020, and TV Game Magazine is coming Jan. 31st, 2020.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for January 17, 2020


- new Fortune Cookie and related set of Stamp Trade rewards are now available: li’l snowy cookie (available until April 16)
- latest issue of the Pocket Camp Club Journal is now live: click here to check it out if you’re a subscriber!

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