Animal Crossing (Switch)

An impressive suite of improvements combine with a more clearly defined structure for Animal Crossing's finest outing to date.

Key events

Two thirds of UK game sales were digital in 2020

Bought via eShop, Steam, PSN and Xbox Live.

UK games market exceeds £4bn for the first time

GTA5 sells over 1m copies in 2020 alone.

Feature2020's best games gave me the normal I craved

From Animal Crossing to Microsoft Flight Simulator, games stepped up and served a purpose in 2020.

Which bugs and fish are arriving in December in Animal Crossing

What can you catch in the final month of the year?

How to get every reward in today's Animal Crossing Turkey Day event

Sadly, turkey isn't actually on the menu.

Jelly DealsNintendo Switch games are discounted at Currys PC World

Bargains kick in when you buy more than one game at a time.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons save transfer finally arrives this week

Expanded item storage! More reactions! Turkey! Presents!

Jelly DealsAnimal Crossing New Horizons is going cheap at John Lewis right now

Nintendo's newest powerhouse is down in price for everyone.

Which bugs and fish are arriving this month in Animal Crossing?

And everything leaving at the end of November.

Jelly DealsAmazon sells out over Prime Day, but these discounted Nintendo Switch bundles are available at Currys

Missed the boat on Amazon Prime Day? Currys has you covered on discounted Nintendo Switch bundles.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Tokyo Game Show's Game of the Year

The island sim is recognised for becoming a "comfort to people all over the world" during the pandemic.

How to get every reward in tonight's spooky Animal Crossing Halloween event

The day of spirits and ghouls has arrived in New Horizons!

Animal Crossing Ocean Sunfish: How to catch the Ocean Sunfish in New Horizons

How to land one of the biggest catches in the game.

Animal Crossing Barreleye: How to catch barreleyes in New Horizons

How to find one of the rarest fish in New Horizons.

Which bugs and fish are arriving this month in Animal Crossing?

And everything to catch before September ends.

Jelly DealsHere's a great price for a Nintendo Switch with Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A Switch and one of the console's best games is now £300.

FeatureAn investigation into Blathers

Serious questions of museum standards, ethics, and legalities arise for Animal Crossing's resident Curator…

Animal Crossing NPC island visitor schedule in New Horizons explained

When should you expect to see NPC visitors on your island?

Animal Crossing patch notes: What's new in update 1.6.0 in New Horizons

What's featured in the latest New Horizons patch.

These are the most wanted items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons right now

Related: I need the Ironwood bed and clock recipes, kthxbai.

Animal Crossing Summer shell: How to find summer shells, DIY recipes, and the summer shell price explained

Everything you need to know about the bright blue shells appearing on your beach.

Animal Crossing Wedding Season: Heart crystals, wedding event items and the return of Reese and Cyrus explained

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and six bells in her shoe.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons wedding event begins today

Plus a new shop slot, timed items and more.

Which bugs and fish are arriving this month in Animal Crossing?

And everything you must catch before June ends.

FeatureWhy I was so late to the new Animal Crossing

Let's not hear it for the band.

Animal Crossing Happy Home Academy: HHA ranks, HHA score and rewards explained

How to make the perfect home layout in New Horizons.

Animal Crossing, Pokémon provide Nintendo Switch sales boom

But company warns of caution for coming year.

Animal Crossing Bugs list: All bug prices, locations, and how to catch rare bugs explained

All bugs you can catch in Animal Crossing - and where to find them.

Oh no - Nintendo has nerfed money-making bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

That's creepy-crawly bugs by the way - not game glitches.

Jelly DealsHere's a great value Nintendo Switch bundle with Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Get a Nintendo Switch Lite with Animal Crossing for £229.

Animal Crossing Fishing Tourney prizes, how points and trophy rewards work, and future dates explained

Everything you need to know about the Fishing Tourneys in New Horizons.

Nintendo Switch system update adds SD card data transfer

And option to remap controller buttons.

Animal Crossing fans find coffee shop, art gallery references

Even though neither are in New Horizons... yet.

Nintendo has "adjusted" Animal Crossing's much-maligned eggs

But they'll be back in force on Easter Sunday.

Animal Crossing Inventory and Storage upgrades: How to expand and manage your inventory explained

How to go from twenty inventory slots to forty in New Horizons.

FeatureSomeone tried to rob me in Animal Crossing

To the victor, go the spoiled turnips.

Fan-made Animal Crossing site makes sharing designs easy

And someone's created a companion app for fishing.

Animal Crossing Flowers: Hybrids, crossbreeding and colour combinations in New Horizons explained

How to use cross-pollination to grow hybrid flowers explained.

Animal Crossing Sturgeon: How to catch and find the river mouth location

How to find the fish before it leaves at the end of the month.

Animal Crossing Golden Tools: How to earn and get Golden Tools in New Horizons explained

Everything you need to know about Golden Tools in New Horizons.

Animal Crossing Stringfish: How to catch and find the river clifftop location

How to find the fish before it leaves at the end of the month.

Animal Crossing Turnips: How to get a good Turnip price in Daisy Mae's Stalk Market

How to make some serious Bells by playing the markets right.

Animal Crossing day reset time and daily activities checklist in New Horizons

Everything you should do before the sun comes up.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Japan's biggest Switch release ever

Propels hardware sales higher than console launch week.

Animal Crossing QR codes: How to scan custom clothing designs and the Custom Design Portal in New Horizons

Everything you need to know about downloading QR codes in New Horizons.

Wow, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales are through the roof

Biggest launch of the series, second biggest Switch launch ever.

Animal Crossing's Town Hall, getting Isabelle, change the island flag in New Horizons explained

How to upgrade Residential Services and welcome a familiar face.

Animal Crossing's Museum explained: How to open, find Blathers, and donate objects in New Horizons

Everything you need to know about the Museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons release time in GMT, CEST, EDT and PDT explained

When you can start your island adventure, wherever you are.

Animal Crossing material sources: How to get wood, stone, trash and other resources in New Horizons

Our in-progress explainer on finding crafting components you might need.

Animal Crossing Nook Miles, the Nook Mileage Program and Nook Miles + tasks in New Horizons explained

Everything you need to know about Tom Nook's new business venture.

Animal Crossing seasons, northern and southern hemispheres in New Horizons explained

How your choice of hemisphere affects the seasons in New Horizons.

Animal Crossing tools: How to get an Axe, Shovel, Rod, Net, Slingshot and Watering Can in New Horizons

How to get all the important equipment need to set your island straight.

Jelly DealsHere are some of the best Animal Crossing amiibo deals

Complete your collection before New Horizons!

Animal Crossing New Horizons amiibo support: How to use amiibo, unlocks and Photopia explained

Everything you need to know about amiibo support in New Horizons.

Animal Crossing online multiplayer: How to add friends by visiting and inviting players in New Horizons explained

Everything you need to know about the multiplayer aspects of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' save transfer option isn't getting any less confusing

Recovery after lost or damaged Switch possible one time only.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduces town terraforming

Plus a new phone app and free updates planned.

ESRB rating suggests Animal Crossing: New Horizons will contain in-game purchases

Full details are yet to be published on the ESRB website, though.

Jelly DealsHere's where the Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is available to buy

Plus the exclusive carrying cases, screen protectors, controllers and more!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons trailer shows off more idyllic island life

"A laid back, relaxing time in a haven of nature awaits."

E3 2019 Nintendo Direct set for 11th June

Animal Crossing! Link's Awakening! More?