Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Developer(s)Nintendo EPD
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Director(s)Aya Kyogoku
Producer(s)
Programmer(s)
  • Yoshitaka Takeshita
  • Hiromichi Miyake
Artist(s)Koji Takahashi
Writer(s)Makoto Wada
Composer(s)
  • Yasuaki Iwata
  • Yumi Takahashi
  • Shinobu Nagat
  • Sayako Doi
  • Masato Ohashi
SeriesAnimal Crossing
EngineLunchPack Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch
ReleaseMarch 20, 2020
Genre(s)Social simulation
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Animal Crossing: New Horizons[a] is a 2020 life simulation game created and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the fifth main game in the Animal Crossing series. In New Horizons, the player controls a their character who moves to a deserted island where many anthropomorphic animals live.

Animal Crossing New Horizons was very successful, selling 31 million copies worldwide and breaking the console game record for most digital units sold in a single month with five million copies. It became successful because of the stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Known in Japan as Atsumare Dōbutsu no Mori (Japanese: あつまれ どうぶつの森, lit. Animal Forest: Gather)

References[change | change source]

  1. Bundel, Ani (March 29, 2020). "'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' is the coronavirus distraction we needed". NBC News THINK. Archived from the original on March 30, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.