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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulation video game released for the Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020. It is part of the Animal Crossing series, and the first main entry since Animal Crossing: City Folk to be on a home console (Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is considered a spin-off).

The game receives regularly scheduled updates, which add new features to the game as well as holidays, items, designs, and characters. The most recent update, 1.7.0 was released on January 28, 2020.


  • New Horizons is the first game in the main series where Mr. Resetti does not scold the player for turning off their system/restarting without saving.
  • During the 2020 presidential election, an island was created by the campaign group for democratic candidate Joe Biden. The island included a fully customized town with a unique layout, customizable banners and placeholders (that were downloadable), as well as a villager that looks similar to Joe Biden and even includes some of his catchphrases.