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Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s First Seasonal Event, Bunny Day, Starts Today

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The seasonal Bunny Day celebration begins today in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Even though it’s called “Bunny Day,” the event itself runs through the next 10 days, ending April 12. Make sure to download the launch day 1.1 patch if you haven’t already to access the event.

A new character will be hiding somewhere on your island, an excited bunny named Zipper. Zipper will explain that painted eggs have been hidden around the island, including in trees, rocks, water (use the fishing pole!) as well as found in floating presents.

You’ll only be able to find a limited number of eggs each day. You can also travel to other islands by purchasing a Nook Miles Ticket, and find eggs on each island.

Eggs are used to craft the unique Bunny Day recipes, including furniture, accessories, and clothes, all with a pastel style. Bunny Day DIY Recipes are also found hidden around the islands. The closer it gets to Bunny Day (April 12) the more recipes Zipper will hide.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone. The Bunny Day event runs from April 1 to April 12.

My 8 Year Old’s Review of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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After designing our characters we’re flown to a tropical island, armed with little more than a tent and some basic tools. We’re already in dept to benevolent landlord Tom Nook, but thankfully everything we do, from catching bugs and fishing to chopping wood and crafting furniture, earns Nook Miles that can be redeemed to upgrade our tent into a house and unlock bigger storage, better tools, and more juicy upgrades to transform our island into a personal paradise.

For our Animal Crossing: New Horizons review, I decided to try something a bit different. The sim life game is particularly kid-friendly, and my daughter happens to be at the perfect age to fall in love with it. After a week, she’s played more than I have. I sat down with her and we talked about what she liked, and didn’t like, about the game.

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Set Sail for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Out Now on Switch

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One of the most anticipated games of the year has finally arrived. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Switch via physical stores and digital download on the Nintendo eShop, for $59.99.

In New Horizons you’ll customize your character and travel to a deserted island. The island won’t be deserted for long as you harvest resources, build tools, and craft buildings and furniture. All this work will attract new island residents who want to join with your friendly community.

“In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can transport yourself to a virtual island paradise,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP. “With relaxing gameplay you can enjoy by yourself or with friends and family, the game is a breath of fresh island air.”

Nintendo will supply free updates throughout the year, starting today. The first update adds the seasonal holiday Bunny Day in April. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can also use NookLink to scan custom QR code patterns from New Leaf and Happy Home Designer using their smartphones, and download them to New Horizons.

New Horizons supports online and local multiplayer, though you’re limited to one island per Switch system. Up to four players can play locally on the same system and game cartridge, or up to eight with additional systems and games.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile players can link their accounts to receive special items in New Horizons, and 50 Leaf Tickets for Pocket Camp.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.

Play Animal Crossing: New Horizons First at PAX East 2020

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Nintendo has announced that one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, will be playable for the first time to the public at the PAX East 2020 gaming convention.

PAX East is one of the biggest gaming conventions of the year, taking place in Boston, MA. This year PAX East 2020 is a bit earlier than usual, falling on the last weekend of February, Feb. 27 to March 1.

An entire booth will be decked out in Animal Crossing theme, including photo opportunities with life-size environments and costumed characters such as Isabelle, Tom Nook, and K.K. Slider. Attendees will get a first-ever chance to play the Animal Crossing: New Horizons demo. The demo stage will also feature a tour of the game’s single-player mode, showcasing island activities such as crafting, gardening, fishing, and decorating. Attendees will receive a Tom Nook tote bag, while supplies last.

“We hope fans are eager to visit the deserted island paradise of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so this year at PAX East we’re bringing the island with us and inviting all attendees to play the game for the first time,” said Nick Chavez, Senior VP, Nintendo of America. “We’re looking forward to meeting with players and truly bringing our shared love of games to life.”

Nintendo will also feature playable demos for Pokémon Sword and Shield, and receive a special Galar postcard. If you bring your own Switch and copy of Pokémon, you can compete with others in Max Raid Battles, and earn special pins.

If you’d rather not wait half a day to play a demo, check out Nintendo’s Warp Pipe Pass program to reserve a limited spot, starting on Feb. 25 at 5 pm Eastern/2 pm Pacific.

PAX East Four Day tickets are currently still available, though Saturday single-day passes are sold out. PAX East 2020 kicks off this Thursday, Feb. 27. Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases March 20 on Nintendo Switch.

Animal Crossing Themed Nintendo Switch Dropping March 13

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons, releasing March 20, is one of the most anticipated Switch games we’ve seen yet. It’s not a big surprise that Nintendo realizes this. In response we’re getting a lovely Animal Crossing themed Nintendo Switch, releasing March 13, for $299.

The Switch features light green and light blue Joy-Con, along with Animal Crossing imagery on the back. Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy adorn the the Switch dock.

Sold separately is the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case & Screen Protector, which features a themed carrying case for the Switch in handheld mode. Two separate versions of the case and protector will be available, one for the original Switch and one for the Switch Lite.

Alas the Animal Crossing Switch doesn’t actually include the upcoming game, which is releasing on March 20 for $59.99.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings players to an island paradise, where they’ll need to begin their life decorating their home, crafting tools and furniture, playing games, and meeting friends. New Horizons supports up to eight players on a single island via online and local wireless, with up to four players playing together on a single Switch.

Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play. Animal Crossing: New Horizons will launch March 20, the Animal Crossing Switch debuts March 13. Pre-orders will be available soon.