Nintendo fans have been up in arms over when they might see a ‘proper’ Nintendo Direct, and after a few game-specific Directs, we finally got one. Nintendo surprise dropped a Nintendo Direct Mini this afternoon out of nowhere, which took many people by surprise.
Today marks the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, and to celebrate, I wanted to take a look back at some of my favourite themes from the series in this special edition of NintyBeats!
I first heard about the Animal Crossing franchise from the original Nintendo Official Magazine (NOM) in the UK, which was advertising the GameCube Animal Crossing title. The series didn’t initially interest me, and it wasn’t until a friend of mine showed me his American copy of Animal Crossing: Wild World on his DS Lite, that my attention for the series piqued. There was just something appealing about the idea of a chilled and relaxed game, where you collect fish and bugs and play with friends in person and online. At the time, the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection was still quite new, and I loved the idea of playing with friends across the world.
Below you can find the stream of the recently announced Indie World. The video will discuss upcoming indie titles coming to Nintendo Switch and will start at 5pm UK time. Expect a summary of the presentation soon after!
Only days remain until the departure gate opens for Animal Crossing New Horizons. Not too long until we move away from our lovely towns from our fabulous neighbours. We have many fond memories of turning over a New Leaf on the Nintendo 3DS, so we are taking this opportunity to tell them before our New Horizons induced self isolation.
Earlier this week, The LEGO company teased a collaboration of sorts with Nintendo’s Super Mario. Today, we got a glimpse of what this collaboration will entail. Later this year, people will be able to build their own Super Mario worlds with LEGO. The playsets will incorporate a special Mario figure that will be able to interact with your creations in unique ways.
The video below should give you a small glimpse of what to expect.
What do you think of the look of this brand new collaboration? Have any ideas on what else could be included? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below or on social media!