Nintendo newsletter mentions New Horizons (plus re-released screens)

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Apologies if this is a repost, but I didn't see a thread for it. Got an email from Nintendo announcing New Horizons for the Switch. The link takes you to the Nintendo website which has a few screenshots of the game. I haven't been up to date on New Horizon news, so I'm not sure if this is news or not. Thought I should post it just in case.

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/animal-crossing-new-horizons-switch/?cid=Newsletter2019&eid=DecemberNewsletter2019&crmid=5B50D93F-8824-4C3A-836B-56C9D2D9F325





















 

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Wolfgang: I wonder if I should eat that apple...? He's kinda in the way though...
Villager: I found a snowflake!
Wolfgang: I wonder if I left the stove on...?
Villager: Why do I suddenly feel awkward?
 
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The screenshots aren't new(they're from the September 2019 Direct that happened a while back), but it's interesting that Nintendo's starting their New Horizons campaign now! I'm glad, but I would have thought they'd at least wait until after New Year's. I expect to see this game in the spotlight all next month.
 
I always get a little bummed when I am reminded of the Nook Phone and the crafting. Not only do I feel like they don't fit the feel of animal crossing, but also they clash as elements. The crafting gives almost an island survival mood, but then the phone takes away from the distance from technology animal crossing always used to have. Go to this abandoned island and build it from scratch! But here... a phone for all your UI...
 
I always get a little bummed when I am reminded of the Nook Phone and the crafting. Not only do I feel like they don't fit the feel of animal crossing, but also they clash as elements. The crafting gives almost an island survival mood, but then the phone takes away from the distance from technology animal crossing always used to have. Go to this abandoned island and build it from scratch! But here... a phone for all your UI...

I mean... Animal crossing isn't really void of technology in any of the games? New leaf you can play mini games on a console and there's always technological items I mean people have labs in their towns. Plus it's like in wild world where you could use the phone in your attic to save and what not just with more options. I think it's nice to have a little hand sized object holding on to all the info instead of the character just looking up into the air to see their designs, the map, encyclopedia etc.
Nature and technology can co-exist. Just because the island was deserted doesn't mean the inhabitants can't bring anything with them to help build it up. The characters weren't shipwrecked just traveled it make a new town!

Plus there is a literal robotic frog villager.
 
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Those weeds look hideous.
I've been rethinking this game after giving Pocket Camp a try, and crafting is not a good idea for NH.

If it works like PC, you have to build EVERY furniture set after it's unlocked.

It can take days to craft a single thing, like a PWP.

I'm just seeing now, how much NH is based on PC.

IF we have to unlock items and craft PWP's, we would probably lose Re-Tail.

I really don't like crafting at all. But it's in the game, and I know how it works, and it's added frustration to a game that should be relaxing.

Waiting and waiting for something to be built, a lot of folks don't have time for.

I really hope crafting is very limited.
I want to get my furniture from the store like previous games. I don't want to lose even more hours each day collecting the materials to build it.

My opinion only.
 
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Those weeds look hideous.
I've been rethinking this game after giving Pocket Camp a try, and crafting is not a good idea for NH.

If it works like PC, you have to build EVERY furniture set after it's unlocked.

It can take days to craft a single thing, like a PWP.

I'm just seeing now, how much NH is based on PC.

IF we have to unlock items and craft PWP's, we would probably lose Re-Tail.

I really don't like crafting at all. But it's in the game, and I know how it works, and it's added frustration to a game that should be relaxing.

Waiting and waiting for something to be built, a lot of folks don't have time for.

I really hope crafting is very limited.
I want to get my furniture from the store like previous games. I don't want to lose even more hours each day collecting the materials to build it.

My opinion only.

Please don't take Pocket camp for anything regarding the mainline games. I have an extreme dislike for Pocket Camp. Its a 'game' in name only, but it's really a money hungry app designed only to vacuum any dollars you have sitting in your wallet. Its like the piggy bank item in New Leaf: You can put money in but you'll lose it forever. If it means anything, the developers have said in an interview that Pocket Camp will have nothing to do with New Horizons, except a few collaboration items. And from the past trailers crafting in New Horizons happens instantly and doesn't need Leaf Tickets or time. And the developers also said during E3 that you can also buy items like usual if you don't want to craft them. So I expect nothing like Pocket Camp functionality in New Horizons. Some items from Pocket Camp has been shown(like backpacks and some hairstyles), but outside of that Pocket Camp and New Horizons will have as little to do with each other as possible.
 
Please don't take Pocket camp for anything regarding the mainline games. I have an extreme dislike for Pocket Camp. Its a 'game' in name only, but it's really a money hungry app designed only to vacuum any dollars you have sitting in your wallet. Its like the piggy bank item in New Leaf: You can put money in but you'll lose it forever. If it means anything, the developers have said in an interview that Pocket Camp will have nothing to do with New Horizons, except a few collaboration items. And from the past trailers crafting in New Horizons happens instantly and doesn't need Leaf Tickets or time. And the developers also said during E3 that you can also buy items like usual if you don't want to craft them. So I expect nothing like Pocket Camp functionality in New Horizons. Some items from Pocket Camp has been shown(like backpacks and some hairstyles), but outside of that Pocket Camp and New Horizons will have as little to do with each other as possible.

Like I said, it was just a personal concern.

I started thinking about Nook Miles being the leaf tickets of New Horizons, maybe to speed things up. I don't know.

I'm just worried.

We shall see in march. :)
 
Like I said, it was just a personal concern.

I started thinking about Nook Miles being the leaf tickets of New Horizons, maybe to speed things up. I don't know.

I'm just worried.

We shall see in march. :)

No I totally understand! Sorry if I came off pushy, I really don't mean to, its just the thought of having NH be anything like PC is kinda nightmarish for me (^_^') I don't wanna say 'hate' buuut...PC is really not for me, and I don't at all like the idea of NH = PC. So I'm just remembering what was said since E3. I think(hope) Nook Miles thing will be more like the cat tickets in New Leaf, but yea we'll see soon enough. :)
 
the new images look so nice and crisp. Me and my boyfriend are super excited for this to come out, and i should probably get round to preordering it haha.
 
Got excited for a second, then realized the screenshots are old. I'm starving.
 
Updated the title to avoid disappointment since as others have pointed out, these aren't actually new.

No need to be rude to OP though guys, obviously they didn't have malicious intentions and said themselves they weren't sure if they were new or not!
 
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Idk why but i love how the light is spilling out of the tent, it looks so nice.
This game is gonna be so good.
 
Those weeds look hideous.
I've been rethinking this game after giving Pocket Camp a try, and crafting is not a good idea for NH.

If it works like PC, you have to build EVERY furniture set after it's unlocked.

It can take days to craft a single thing, like a PWP.

I'm just seeing now, how much NH is based on PC.

IF we have to unlock items and craft PWP's, we would probably lose Re-Tail.

I really don't like crafting at all. But it's in the game, and I know how it works, and it's added frustration to a game that should be relaxing.

Waiting and waiting for something to be built, a lot of folks don't have time for.

I really hope crafting is very limited.
I want to get my furniture from the store like previous games. I don't want to lose even more hours each day collecting the materials to build it.

My opinion only.

Pocket camp is a typical mobile cash grab game so New Horizon's crafting definitely isn't going to follow that as a mainline game. The trailer also shows that crafting in New Horizons is pretty instantaneous, no waiting time.

It's nice to see some hi-def screen shots of the stuff they showed in the Direct. The more I look at them, the more excited I get. I wasn't too sold on the graphics when I first saw them in the trailer, but now I think they are so beautiful. I'm so hyped that we can put our tent/house on the beach now!! I totally forgot about this until I saw it in these pictures.
 
I mean... Animal crossing isn't really void of technology in any of the games? New leaf you can play mini games on a console and there's always technological items I mean people have labs in their towns. Plus it's like in wild world where you could use the phone in your attic to save and what not just with more options. I think it's nice to have a little hand sized object holding on to all the info instead of the character just looking up into the air to see their designs, the map, encyclopedia etc.
Nature and technology can co-exist. Just because the island was deserted doesn't mean the inhabitants can't bring anything with them to help build it up. The characters weren't shipwrecked just traveled it make a new town!

Plus there is a literal robotic frog villager.

C'mon man, don't take my words so literally.

I don't mean there is a complete and utter lack of technology in the past games. Obviously there were tech furniture items and an old fashioned phone. And I'm definitely not regarding the design of a frog villager as technology being a huge aspect of the game.

Also, I am very aware that it's possible to bring anything one would want to the island. That's not why I have a problem with it.

I simply don't like how it's such a large aspect of New Horizons. It's not just a villager or a furniture set, it's a big part of the game. And it doesn't clash with the island vibe because it's an island, it's because of the feel the crafting system gives. The idea of crafting primitive tools alongside carrying a phone everywhere you go doesn't mesh well.
 
Pocket camp is a typical mobile cash grab game so New Horizon's crafting definitely isn't going to follow that as a mainline game. The trailer also shows that crafting in New Horizons is pretty instantaneous, no waiting time.

It's nice to see some hi-def screen shots of the stuff they showed in the Direct. The more I look at them, the more excited I get. I wasn't too sold on the graphics when I first saw them in the trailer, but now I think they are so beautiful. I'm so hyped that we can put our tent/house on the beach now!! I totally forgot about this until I saw it in these pictures.

For small items, yes.
I'm wondering if furniture has to be unlocked then built.

I'm also thinking Nook Miles is NH's leaf tickets, in some kind of way.

Not microtransactions, but to possibly speed things up in crafting, for example.

I don't want to unlock and craft furniture.
I'd like everything to be available to everyone.
 
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For small items, yes.
I'm wondering if furniture has to be unlocked then built.

I'm also thinking Nook Miles is NH's leaf tickets, in some kind of way.

Not microtransactions, but to possibly speed things up in crafting, for example.

I don't want to unlock and craft furniture.
I'd like everything to be available to everyone.

We've already seen examples of crafting in the game and it's clear that the crafting is instantaneous. Whatever replaces PWPs might have a "wait period" like it did in New Leaf (next day), but that is not like Pocket Camp's crafting system in any way. It is quite obvious that Nintendo is not going to make it possible to buy Nook Miles like you can Leaf Tickets.

With regards to unlocking recipes, I believe this has been mentioned either in trailer or in interview at some point. I think villager can suggest items to craft, but I do not believe all items will come exclusively from crafting. Purchasing items that you do not have crafting recipes for is probable. I think your fears are kinda baseless, you really don't have much to worry about in that regard.
 
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C'mon man, don't take my words so literally.

I don't mean there is a complete and utter lack of technology in the past games. Obviously there were tech furniture items and an old fashioned phone. And I'm definitely not regarding the design of a frog villager as technology being a huge aspect of the game.

Also, I am very aware that it's possible to bring anything one would want to the island. That's not why I have a problem with it.

I simply don't like how it's such a large aspect of New Horizons. It's not just a villager or a furniture set, it's a big part of the game. And it doesn't clash with the island vibe because it's an island, it's because of the feel the crafting system gives. The idea of crafting primitive tools alongside carrying a phone everywhere you go doesn't mesh well.

on one hand I understand where you coming from but the phone is only as big in the game as the previous menus were in other games only it makes more sense in regards to how someone could carry designs, encyclopedias, a map, and all their other items at one time. Its just a new design for the UI. In pocket camp we were also given a phone and it's not really that big of a difference.

The crafting, to my understanding, is also pretty optional after a certain point. I'm sure it'll mostly be used just to make equipment and certain furniture before unlocking shops. The tools also have always looked pretty low tech I mean the fishing rod just looks like a stick, the axe breaks easily, and the sling shot is wooden/pretty low quality.

The crafting is a new way for people to experience the game, not the only given option to create items. If it were the only option I would understand but I'm pretty sure crafting tools will be more of a beginning stage of the game and maybe be required for certain items but there will still be shops and other ways to obtain items. I would feel more inclined to agree with you otherwise and enjoy working up to having a phone if this were a purely crafting game but it is not. Just a new way to play the game not the only way.

New horizons looks like it will be a game of choices, not crafting. What you choose to do influences the type of growth the island has and if you don't want to craft you don't have to. The island isn't really primitive just uninhabited and you're able to use resources available to try and improve the town that wouldn't require you to spend bells and would actually make play time longer than in previous games due to an increase in tasks you could perform daily such as working towards making a certain item or finding a new recipe.

If you dont want people to mistake what you mean then chose your wording better because it sounds like you're just mad a video game has technology in it.
 
We've already seen examples of crafting in the game and it's clear that the crafting is instantaneous. Whatever replaces PWPs might have a "wait period" like it did in New Leaf (next day), but that is not like Pocket Camp's crafting system in any way. It is quite obvious that Nintendo is not going to make it possible to buy Nook Miles like you can Leaf Tickets.

With regards to unlocking recipes, I believe this has been mentioned either in trailer or in interview at some point. I think villager can suggest items to craft, but I do not believe all items will come exclusively from crafting. Purchasing items that you do not have crafting recipes for is probable. I think your fears are kinda baseless, you really don't have much to worry about in that regard.

I don't want items that were previously obtained via shops or gifts from villagers to have to be crafted.

It will take away refurbishing for one.
You're not understanding my concerns.

Crafting is there, and yeah, you can make an axe of the spot. I'm talking about PWP's. In PC they are crafted, after being unlocked by villagers.

I do not want this in NH.

That's my personal concern, and opinion.
 
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