Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch finally confirmed

Before that, Isabelle joins Super Smash Bros. 

Nintendo has at last announced an Animal Crossing game for Switch. It's coming in 2019.

During tonight's Nintendo Direct, the company also confirmed series mascot Isabelle - your doggy secretary - will be playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Woof!

Up until now, Animal Crossing has only been represented in Nintendo's big crossover brawler by Villager, the generic player character. He (or she) debuted in Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

For the uninitiated, Animal Crossing is a gentle life sim series that has been a favourite of Nintendo fans since it first arrived here on the GameCube. DS, Wii and 3DS incarnations followed, alongside a number of spin-offs.

Most recently, Nintendo released smartphone incarnation Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in October 2017. I played it a lot, although over time became increasingly dismayed and ultimately turned off by its creeping slide into greedy monetisation. Here's hoping there's none of that on Switch.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (31)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Fortnite Utopia secret Battle Star locations from each loading screen

How to find Utopia locations and their secret Battle Stars in Fortnite.

Devil May Cry 5 Secret Mission locations explained

Where to find all 12 Secret Missions locations in Devil May Cry 5.

Fortnite Challenges for Overtime, Birthday and Week 10, plus Challenge reset times explained

Everything you need to know about Weekly Challenges in Fortnite.

Comments (31)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading