Here Are the Juicy Details on Animal Crossing:
As usual, Tom Nook 8217;s proposal for your vacation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons seems a little bit sketchy 8212; and this time it takes the form of a pseudo-timeshare. A trailer released in January 2020 features Nook and his staff pitching a Deserted Island Getaway Package to the game 8217;s characters that shows the available customization and creation options. It also gives us a look at the game 8217;s box art, which you can see at the very end of the video above.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons exists as the product of Tom Nook’s Nook Inc., which has created The Deserted Island Getaway Package as your latest vacation destination. You’ll be able to go camping, complete with a tent and fire, grow plants, scavenge resources from trees and rocks, or just relax on the beach after a particularly long day. When you begin, all you will have inside your tent is a foldable cot, a lamp, and a radio. As in Happy Home Designer, you will be able to move things in your home in half-units.
The deserted island is yours to decorate and customize as you see fit, and you can create your dream home on the property. If you want to put furniture outside, that is also an option, as no city ordinance can stop you. Of course, as this vacation package is Tom Nook’s idea, you can expect him to come knocking before too long and demand you repay any loans you’ve taken out. However, you’ll also get rewarded with Nook Miles for milestones you complete in the game, which can be spent on items and activities.
The crafting system has been significantly expanded in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Called 「DIY Recipes,」 the new system allows you to create a variety of items using scavenged materials such as tree branches, clay, hardwood, and stone. You can make tools to assist you in your adventuring, signs, water jugs, benches, and even beverages.
The recipes are conveniently located in an app on your in-game phone. Because there are so many to choose from and because there is such a wide variety of materials to use for crafting, the weeds or other 「junk」 items you discover while exploring can actually be used for making new goodies. You can visit Tom Nook’s workbench to then turn them into new tools for free. If you eat an apple from a tree, it can even energize you to garden more quickly.
To get new DIY Recipes, you’ll have three main options. Certain other animals will give you recipes for free, and you can learn recipes by finding items on the island. If you really need a specific recipe and can’t figure out another option, you can also buy them from stores.
There are customization options for furniture, too. The color can be changed, and special designs are available to add extra flair. These can be combined, such as with a bed, so the bedding is one design and the frame 8217;s color is changed separately.
The clock plays a big role in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as it is connected to your own clock in the real world. There is both a northern hemisphere area and southern hemisphere option to better match your own location, and the season will change throughout the year. This brings new activities, such as rolling snowballs in the winter, and completely changes the look of your island. If you’re playing in June in the northern hemisphere, it will be sunny, but those who choose the southern hemisphere option will be in the middle of winter. The wind can change speeds on the island, and this will be expressed by how the leaves are moving on trees.
One of the apps you’ll spot on your mobile phone inside New Horizons is called 「Call an Islander.」 Using this app, you can choose to play with another person in local cooperative mode. Those who also have a house on the island 8212; the game has one island per Switch system, so you will share 8212; are eligible to join.
There will also be local wireless and online multiplayer options. When playing this way, up to eight players can gather on one player’s island and complete activities together. To invite someone else from a separate island, players must go to the airport. It opens up the day after arriving on the island, and it 8217;s also available for traveling to someone else 8217;s island, and for sending messages via the postal service.
Once players have earned enough Nook Miles, they can purchase Nook Miles Tickets to travel to separate islands and collect rewards. These will differ each time, and are effectively 8220;mysteries 8221; until arriving. Anything found can be taken home, including materials and animals.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting further updates to improve the game after launch, including seasonal events. A special 8220;Bunny Day 8221; event comes in April, and those who play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp can get special items in the two games. The game also supports Amiibo figures and cards, and characters you scan using the Joy-Con controller will appear on your island.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will release for Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020.标签：