Feast Your Eyes on New Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Box Art, Screens

The latest New Horizons trailer and screenshots show off life among the island animals and some of what that entails.

The latest New Horizons trailer and screenshots show off life among the island animals and some of what that entails.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of our most anticipated games for Nintendo Switch in 2020. It’s good, then, that we recently got a new trailer for the game, complete with New Horizons‘ box art at the end. It all came packaged with some interesting new screenshots, too.

The trailer is absolutely adorable, of course, but apart from showing Isabelle — one of gaming’s best dogs — the trailer doesn’t show off too much that’s really brand spankin’ new. The real magic is in the accompanying screenshots Nintendo Japan added to the game’s Japanese website.

There’s a fair bit to pick apart in these images, but one of the most interesting things is how it appears you’ll be taking part in island activities alongside your animal neighbors. It might not seem like a huge change, but for a series all about making friends and living together, it’s definitely a smart one.

Those inclined to look closely and dissect everything in each image will also notice the variety of plants shown off. Usually, we get weeds and flowers. But on top of the usual flowers like tulips, it appears we’re getting several new weed types as well or, if not weeds, new green plants to diversify the island landscape.

Equally interesting is how it seems plants can potentially be stacked, with shorter flowers growing between taller maybe-weeds and blossoms. Fall has leaf piles, fields of wheat — possibly used for the big and much-needed crafting feature — and mushrooms all growing together as well.

Despite being delayed last year, we don’t have long to wait to find out how all this comes together and more. Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches March 20 on Nintendo Switch.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons news as it drifts ashore.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.