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Animal Crossing: New Horizons "Take your friends along for the ride" advert released

Stay connected, even when you’re apart with Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch.

With local wireless or online multiplayer, you’ll discover that your island isn’t the only paradise out there! Head to the airport and take a trip to a friend’s island or invite them to yours instead, with up to eight people able to play together on a single island at any one time.

Life goes on even when playing with friends, so you can look forward to enjoying all the same events and most activities as on your own island. Visiting other people’s islands via local wireless also pays off in Nook Miles – rack up bonuses every time you travel and you’ll be rolling in miles to spend in no time!

Take your friends along for the ride with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Sanei Boeki releasing Animal Crossing Tom Nook and Isabelle cushions

Go to sleep and type in your Dream Address code!

Following yesterday's report on a Timmy and Tommy cushion being released by Sanei Boeki on February 17th, 2021, we now have word that both Tom Nook and Isabelle will also be available alongside them.

On the fronts, the money-hungry (yet adorable) Tom Nook grasps a bell bag, while the precious Isabelle holds a tasty apple. The sides feature a pattern print of bell bags and apples respectively, and the back has the character's Japanese names (Tanukichi & Shizue) printed in beautiful cursive. Each cushion is priced at ¥2,689, and now available for pre-order with worldwide shipping via Amazon JP.

Sanei Boeki releasing Animal Crossing Timmy and Tommy cushion

Snuggle up with these two

Sanei Boeki has announced another item in their Animal Crossing line. Launching Feb. 17th, 2021 in Japan, fans of Animal Crossing will be able to get a new Timmy and Tommy duo cushion. It features Timmy and Timmy plus the Animal Crossing leaf on the front, leaves on the side, and Timmy and Tommy's Japanese names on the back. The item is priced at ¥2,689.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons reaches 6 million units sold in Japan faster than any game in history

Now THAT's something to brag about

Nintendo has claimed all sorts of records for their hardware and software sales, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons just snagged what could be the biggest feather in their crown yet.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has surpassed 6 million physical units sold in Japan as of this week. The game managed to hit that total in just 7 months, making it the fastest game in Japan's history to reach that milestone. Pokemon Gold and Silver were the previous record-holders, breaking that mark in 13 months.

It's worth pointing out that this figure only includes physical sales, so there's no doubt Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold way beyond 6 million in Japan, and likely broke the milestone a number of weeks back.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - content update for Nov. 26th, 2020

[Log-in Bonus] A new set of Daily Log-in Bonuses is now live: Leaf Ticket x3, 5000 Bells, Lucky Tangerine Gift x1, Leaf Ticket x3, 5000 Bells, Gold Treats x1, and Leaf Ticket x3 (refreshes every week on Thursday, no end date)

[Cookies] The following Fortune Cookies are now back in stock: Olivia’s whimsical cookie, Bree’s boutique cookie, Sky’s lavish ball cookie, and Hopkin’s game cookie (available until December 7th)

Golden Joystick Awards 2020 winners revealed

Congrats to all the winners

This year's Golden Joystick Awards have come to a close, and a handful of Switch-related titles have taken home wins. See the full list of winners below, with the Switch-related games in bold.

Best Storytelling - The Last of Us 2
Best Multiplayer Game - Fall Guys
Best Visual Design - The Last of Us 2
Best Game Expansion - No Man's Sky: Origins
Mobile Game of the Year - Lego Builder's Journey
Best Audio - The Last of Us 2
Best Indie Game - Hades
Still Playing - Minecraft

Studio of the Year - Naughty Dog
Esports Game of the Year - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Best New Streamer / Broadcaster - iamBrandon
Best Family Game - Fall Guys
Best Gaming Community - Minecraft
Best Performer - Sandra Saad (Kamala Khan)
Breakthrough Award - Innersloth (Among Us)
Outstanding Contribution - The Gaming Industry
PC Game of the Year - Death Stranding
Best Gaming Hardware - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
PlayStation Game of the Year - The Last of Us 2
Xbox Game of the Year - Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Nintendo Game of the Year - Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Most Wanted Game - God of War: Ragnarok
Critic's Choice - Hades
Ultimate Game of the Year - The Last of Us 2

Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral / Turquoise) bundled with a download code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons + 3 months of Switch Online now available in Europe

Perfect for the holiday season!

Nintendo of Europe has launched two new Nintendo Switch Lite SKUs, each bundled with a digital copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a 3-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Priced at £239.99, the Coral and Turquoise coloured bundles can be purchased here. A special Black Friday offer is also now available, and every purchase of a Switch or Switch Lite will include a free 64GB SD card.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for Nov. 25th, 2020

[Other] A new survey is now available: check out the Pocket Camp Quick Conversation notification (available until November 29th)

[Log-in Bonus] To celebrate the latest survey, players can now get the following as special Log-in Bonus: Leaf Ticket x10 (available until December 25th)

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - Nine new animals on the way


Animal Crossing-themed microSD card now available

Let Nook help with your storage

There's already a series of Nintendo-branded microSD cards that feature Zelda and Mario imagery, but now an Animal Crossing option has joined the lineup. The above Animal Crossing-themed microSD card features 512GB of space, and it can be yours for $130. If the price sounds right to you, you can snag yours here.

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