There’s an Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct happening this Thursday • Eurogamer.net

Exactly one month before launch day.

And here it is! After the longest gap between Nintendo Directs since the drought of 2016, another is finally on the way – and it’s shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that it’ll be focussing on Nintendo’s next major release, Animal Crossing: New Horizon.

According to Nintendo’s announcement tweet, the Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s Direct will be broadcast this Thursday, 20th February at 2pm in the UK/6am PT. It should last around 25 minutes, and promises an “in-depth look at Nook Inc.’s Deserted Island Getaway Package”.

You’ll be able to watch proceedings unfold via Nintendo’s YouTube channel, and given that I’ve been anticipating New Horizons with increasingly terrifying intensity since it was first announced in 2018, I’ll be pretty much welded to the screen.

Most of what we’ve learned about New Horizons in recent times has been gleaned by squinting closely at screenshots strewn about the internet, so it feels like there’s plenty for Nintendo to talk about on Thursday (some further clarity on save game recovery after the confusion earlier this month would also be nice), ahead of the game’s long-awaited release on 20th March.

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