New Horizons

Nintendo’s new video game becomes a quarantine pastime.

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Zahra Khan

Curious about what to do during quarantine? Nintendo has you covered with their new game called Animal Crossing New Horizons. This new game has been breaking sales records and trending while the world is in isolation.   

On social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram users are exclaiming their excitement for the new game. As a result, more and more people seem to be buying the game. 

The game allows players to build and grow an island of their dreams. They can run around and catch exotic bugs, floundering fish, and dig up some fossils, but be careful of tarantulas. Once entering the game, players get to pick an island to live on. From there players build their own island to their liking, inviting new neighbors, building shops and items to spice up the island.

The game was released by Nintendo on March 20 just as states in the U.S. started to issue stay at home orders. The new addition to the Animal Crossing franchise now ranks as the third highest-selling game in the first month of launch by Nintendo. The last game, Animal Crossing New Leaf, was released back in 2012 on the Nintendo 3DS. The game costs $60 and is available at most stores and is only playable on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite consoles. 

The game is a fun way to let your creativity explode and make the island unique to each players’ preferences, making no island the same. 


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