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The creators of Animal Crossing hope New Horizons can be ‘an escape’ in difficult times

The Verge Wednesday, 18 March 2020 ()
The creators of Animal Crossing hope New Horizons can be ‘an escape’ in difficult timesVideo games have become a powerful coping tool as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. Developers are making their games free or cheap, Pokémon Go was made easier to play indoors, and Twitch is skyrocketing in popularity. Animal Crossing: New Horizons seems almost ideally suited for this scenario.

It’s a game where players can live a relaxed life in the outdoors, and safely meet up with friends online. It’s cute and charming, and the desperate circumstances have made the anticipation around an already popular game even greater. A cursory glance at Twitter reveals fans begging Nintendo to release New Horizons early or counting down the days until it comes out. It’s not a situation Nintendo could’ve planned for, but the...
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News video: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review: The island vacation we all need

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally here after a long delay, and it's everything we hoped for. The cute, relaxing gameplay is addictive without being stressful, and it feels like the perfect way to tune out the world for a few hours. We're not saying abandon society, but if you need something to...

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