Showing posts with label Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Crosses Lifetime Sales Targets

Latest financial reports of Nintendo reveal that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has surpassed its lifetime sales projections.

Now that most people throughout the world are in self-quarantine and busy gaming, a large part of them has found solace in Nintendo Switch-exclusive social simulator Animal Crossing: New Horizons from developer/publisher Nintendo.

Translation and summarizing of a recent a Q&A session from Nintendo Annual Financial Briefing by President and CEO Shuntaro Furukawa reveals that New Horizons have now surpassed original lifetime sales number estimated by Nintendo.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Crosses Lifetime Sales Targets

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Within first two months of its worldwide release, New Horizons has already exceeded its lifetime sales projections set by company and thus, completely outselling every other top-selling Nintendo games for Switch console.

When it comes to breaking sales records on Nintendo systems, titles like Mario, Pokémon and Super Smash Bros. often comes to mind. This has been an ongoing case for Nintendo Switch ever since its launch back in 2017 till March 2020.

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New Horizons have easily crossed previous records set by major first-party Nintendo titles in a friendly competition shortly after its release on Switch and has sold more copies than any other titles from Animal Crossing franchise so far.

In a month of launch, not only has it crossed way over combined earnings of all previous series releases, Animal Crossing: New Horizons might very well be the best-selling game for entire lifetime of Nintendo Switch handheld console.

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Recent crisis of COVID-19 pandemic contributed to huge success of New Horizons as millions of people seeks escape from boredom practicing social-distancing and probably will inspire Nintendo to continue support with new content.

Additional reports say that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was popular among 20 and 30 year old fans, with 40% of them were female. From an overall 55 million sales number, a total of 21 million Nintendo Switch units were sold in last fiscal year.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Nintendo Direct Mini March 2020

Settle into your quarantine sessions as Nintendo released a brand-new Direct Mini for upcoming Switch games.

Only three months into 2020 and we already have four Nintendo Direct video presentations (yes, Indie World Showcase from earlier included) on our hands with loads of brand-new titles releasing to Nintendo Switch in coming months.

A surprise launch of latest Nintendo Direct Mini episode has a number of announcements from major publishers regarding upcoming launches and updates to help you deal with COVID-19 epidemic when you are in self-isolation at home.

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Nintendo Direct Mini March 2020

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Newest Direct Mini video will run for 28-minute to give you a roundup of what to expect on Switch soon.




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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition | Nintendo Switch




Announced back in September 2019, critically-acclaimed action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is now all set to arrive on May 29 with a bunch of new features and art book that are exclusive to Switch version.

Embark a journey with young protagonist Shulk who find a way to access powers of mysterious blade Monado to battle Mechon invaders. This remastered title will include an epilogue to main story, Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected.

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2K Games | Nintendo Switch




Turns out, that early leaked listing from Taiwanese Ratings Board back in January was actually legit as Nintendo has officially announced a number of titles by publisher 2K Games, including the ones that are BioShock: The Collection.

Remastered versions of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite are coming along in a bundle titled BioShock: The Collection. Ported by developer Virtuos, Switch version of BioShock games are also available for purchase separately.

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2K Games Collection Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Borderlands Legacy Collection will feature Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: Pre-Sequel. This amazing set includes all bonus add-on content of these games except BL2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary DLC.

Finally, award-winning 2016 turn-based tactics game XCOM 2, all four DLC packs and War of the Chosen expansion are compiled in XCOM 2 Collection to release altogether with afore-mentioned titles on May 29, 2020 for Nintendo Switch console.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | Expansion Pass, Pack 3




In quest for power, Doctor Doom comes to Wakanda to claim the Soul Stone and the heroes decide to hide away remaining Infinity Stones. Their confrontation with Doom sends everyone to Negative Zone, where they came across Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom is newest story campaign and third paid DLC of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, priced $19.99 only. A free update will be rolled out shortly to add in limited time events, nodes and an increased level cap of 300.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Bunny Day Event




With recent release of New Horizons, fans of life simulation series Animal Crossing have been keeping busy already. Its first-ever event Bunny Day will begin on April 1 and run until April 12, 2020, followed up by another one centered on Earth Day.

Upon arrival of Zipper T. Bunny, you will engage in scavenger hunt-like activity to find out eggs that he hid throughout your island. Players can spend time finding these hidden eggs to craft themselves various limited time items during Bunny Day.

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Catherine: Full Body | Nintendo Switch




Although fan community have been clamoring for a Switch port of Persona 5 for a while, developer Atlus decided to give them a handheld version of mature-themed game Catherine, which is a remake port of 2011 puzzle-adventure.

Full Body is a definitive version that Studio Zero built and contains a number of add-on DLC content. In addition of Persona 5 protagonist Joker as guest character, there are thirteen different endings and it will arrive on July 7, 2020.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC Fighter
After wrapping up first batch of paid DLC fighters, crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is ready to reveal its next set of guest characters soon and first draft of their second Fighters Pass will be hailing from ARMS.

Although it was not confirmed whom they will pick from an array of fifteen different arena fighters, SSBU currently has plans to select its next brawler from 2017 fighting sports and more will be revealed in a June 2020 announcement.

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ARMS Fighter Comes to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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ARMS | Free Trial
Speaking of ARMS, extend your reach to try your hand at a limited time free trial that allows all subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online service to download and enjoy the full game starting from March 26, 9 AM PDT to April 6, 11:59 PM PDT.

This is your chance to get familiar with its gameplay aspects ahead of next Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter reveal. So, select and equip your fighting stars with extendable upper limbs to tussle with other arena champions till next two weeks.

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ARMS Limited Time Free Trial

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Some of these games; Good Job!, Panzer Dragoon Remake and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy will be available from today. Also in line are Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Expansion Pack 3 and a free update for Ring Fit Adventure.

Aside from Bravely Default 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles, most titles showcased in Nintendo Direct Mini have yet to reveal a release window. Many more that were not included in the video will keep coming to Switch platform till fall 2020.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed to March 2020

Nintendo delays Animal Crossing: New Horizons to March 2020 release window to avoid crunch-time for developers.

Among all major presentation at E3 2019 event, Nintendo Direct showcase had some of the most amazing moments for fans including an official announcement for upcoming open-ended life simulation game Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

However, no sooner has it been showed to viewers by developer/publisher Nintendo now delayed the Nintendo Switch-exclusive to spring next year from holiday season of 2019 so that dev team can have a proper work-life balance.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed to March 2020

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When Nintendo took E3 stage to world premiere a brand-new trailer for the most-anticipated series entry, it was everything fans ever wanted and was planned to launch later in 2019 but then a gameplay reveal trailer revealed the sudden delay.

To spare some elbow grease for development team, New Horizons project is now pushed back to March 20, 2020. Yoshiaki Koizumi offered his sincerest apology on everyone's behalf for moving their original release window.

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Video game industry often has their employees overwork just so a scheduled product could be shipped in time. This unpopular yet commonly known practice is termed as crunch these days and seems like Nintendo is taking a stand against it.

Current president and COO for Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser believes New Horizons could be out by holiday season 2019 if they invested extra work hours but they ultimately opted out just so their employees can have good work life balance.

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It took seven years for a mainline Animal Crossing game to be announced other than a few spin-off titles coming out for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and mobile devices, which now will have fans wait a little longer to spare its developers some crunch.

Though some fans would still be disappointed for this unforeseen delay, most are happy to wait few more months to get their hands on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, because it would eventually be a better experience for everyone.