Life Sim Game For Switch Gets A Reboot

Popular Mechanics South Africa|July/August 2020

Life Sim Game For Switch Gets A Reboot
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) is a friendly vacation simulation for the Nintendo Switch.
Tiana Cline

Your getaway begins with the trip of a lifetime to a remote island. With only shells on the beach and fruit on the trees, Tom Nook (that rich business racoon) will set you up with a tent, and what you do next is entirely up to you. From helping the game’s quirky animal companions move in, to learning how to craft essentials and more at Nook’s workbench, there are so many details to uncover. And because ACNH runs in real-time, certain things happen when they happen and you can’t always hurry them up. So when you play at night, the stars are out, the shops are closed (if you have a shop), and some characters are awake while others aren’t.

The game is cleverly set to the hemisphere in which you live, so if you’re playing in winter expect the environment to mimic that. But that means much more than just snow or sunshine in Animal Crossing … the bugs and fish are seasonal too.

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