Forget Nintendo Direct, Switch fans are given early taste of year’s biggest release

Nintendo may be keeping tight-lipped about the heavily rumoured January 2020 Direct conference, but that hasn’t stopped the company from sharing fresh information about one of this year’s biggest new Switch games. With the launch of Animal Crossing New Horizons just a few months away, fans have been transported to the island for a fresh look at the Nintendo Switch gameplay.

As you can see from the colourful new gameplay trailer below, Animal Crossing New Horizons looks absolutely gorgeous.

“The Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package is waiting for you!” reads the trailer description. “Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes to Nintendo Switch on 3/20.”

It may be brief, but the trailer features a look at a couple of the activities players can get up to on the island.

This includes chopping down trees to build new items, and fully customising living areas by building pathways.

The trailer ends with a look at the Animal Crossing New Horizons cover art, which is packed full of supporting characters.

You can watch the Animal Crossing New Horizons gameplay trailer below.

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/nCwVTCxm29c

Fans will be hoping to see even more from Animal Crossing New Horizons during the upcoming Nintendo Direct conference.

The rumoured Direct conference is expected to take place at some point in January – possibly as early as next week.

Nintendo typically holds a Direct presentation towards the start of the year, and soon after a Nindies event.

With the last Nintendo Indie stream taking place in December 2019, all signs point towards an imminent Direct.

Likewise, a new GameStop leak suggests that Nintendo will announce upwards of a dozen new games during the Direct.

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It’s believed that Metro Exodus will be of the new games revealed during the Nintendo Direct conference.

Certification board PEGI recently rated Metro Exodus for Nintendo Switch, which is pretty overwhelming evidence.

Unfortunately, however, there’s no word on a release date, although it’s likely to launch in the first quarter of 2020.

There’s also a good chance that we’ll see Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light on Nintendo Switch, perhaps as part of the Metro Redux bundle.

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