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Play Nintendo is a website operated by Nintendo of America that features promotional content targeted toward a young demographic. Content hosted on the site is divided into five categories: "Friends," "Activities," "Media," "Printables," and "News & Tips." These categories include content for various Nintendo franchises, including Animal Crossing.
Below is a list of all content on Play Nintendo that has relevance to the Animal Crossing series, separated by category. The Media category is not included as its contents are not unique to Play Nintendo.
|Able Sisters||These ladies are here to help you look fabulous.
Mabel, Sable, and Label have a full service clothing store that caters to the modern villager. Become a steady customer, and you'll start getting special treatment.
|Blathers||This museum curator has a few fascinating facts under his wing.
Once you bring a creature or fossil to Blathers, he will gladly tell you about it. And although handling bugs, well, bugs him, he'll still treat them with great care.
|Digby||Meet Isabelle's twin brother.
Digby is a lot like his sister: helpful, patient, and friendly. Plus, he always looks dapper in his red coat. You'll find him at Nook's Homes in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game or overseeing the Happy Homes Showcase in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game. Lottie has a crush on him, but he's pretty oblivious.
|Gracie||This fashionista giraffe sure likes your style!
Gracie's long neck gives her a unique perspective on fashion, and she's been impressed by your new outfits. Your fresh look might just convince her to open a store in town!
|Isabelle||She's the eyes and ears of your village.
What would you do without Isabelle? This friendly and helpful secretary is always getting her paws dirty with town business in the Animal Crossing series.
|Kapp'n||Yarr! Hop on board with Kapp'n, the saltiest singing turtle ever to sail the seas.
Kapp'n (and his sea shanties) are a bit rough around the edges, but he's got a heart of gold. He serenades his passengers with silly songs as he ferries them to Tortimer Island, the tropical island where he lives with his family.
|K.K. Slider||Animal Crossing's very own music man—er, dog.
K.K. is a smooth-strumming guitarist with a velvet voice. He's also been known to spin a record or two as DJ K.K. Do your ears a favor and give him a listen.
|Lottie||An otter with a flair for design.
Lottie just loves home decorating and is always willing to help her friends beautify their homes. A confident, friendly, and outgoing design professional, Lottie works with her uncle Lyle at Nook's Homes.
|Lyle||Lyle is Tom Nook's right-hand-man in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game.
But don't let his attitude scare you—Lyle's a real sweetheart when you get to know him. He just takes his work evaluating home designs seriously!
|Porter||Your town is awesome, but there's a great big world out there to explore—and this monkey can help you.
This Animal Crossing regular works at the train station. He'll set up trips to other locations, and even greet visitors when they come to your town!
|Timmy & Tommy||These twins run a shop in the Animal Crossing series of games.
They're both equally adorable! Timmy is the older brother and Tommy is the younger brother. Timmy & Tommy work hard at running the shop after learning the ropes from their mentor, Tom Nook.
|Tom Nook||This industrious builder is the raccoon to see if you need a house.
When it comes to real estate, Tom is the only show in town. But don't worry—his prices are reasonable and he's very patient when you need to pay him back.
|Villagers||Who runs this town, anyway? YOU do—and you look like one of these people!
You're just the mayor this town needs to make it a great place to live. Build a house, make some animal friends, catch fish and bugs, and enjoy some wonderful surprises. It really isn't a tough job.
Skill Quizzes feature four to six multiple choice trivia questions about a specific game.
|The great outdoors||The great outdoors
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can spend lots of time outside fishing, gardening, and even playing hide-and-seek. See how much you know about the outdoor life now.
|Party animals!||Welcome to the party!
New Year's Eve only comes once a year in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game. How much do you know about this late-night celebration?
|Island life 101||Island life trivia quiz
Something is always happening on your island in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch system. The question is…how well do you know what's really going on there? You can find out with this quiz all about island life.
|Who's who quiz||Who's who trivia quiz
Lots of fine folks will help you grow your community in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. In this quiz, you can see how much you know about some of the friendly faces you'll meet on your deserted island!
Personality Quizzes feature several multiple choice questions centered around personality traits or preferences. Depending on the answers chosen, the player will be matched with a specific style, character, or personality trait.
|What's your style?||Inquiring giraffes want to know: what's your style?
The resident fashionista from Animal Crossing: New Leaf has had her eye on you for a while, but she still can't pin down your style. She has narrowed it down to a few possibilities, though. Can you help a giraffe out and take this quiz?
|Dare to dream||What's your Animal Crossing: New Leaf dream home style?
Trying to find the right interior design to match your personality? Take this quick quiz to find the perfect look for your home in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game!
|You've got a style all your own||Your style is unique
The possibilities are endless when you start decorating a home or facility in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game. What kind of designer are you?
|Who's a happy camper?||Happy campers
All sorts of villagers park their RVs at the Campground in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game. Each animal's RV has a different look, so here's a little quiz to help you find out which camper's style is the most like your own!
|What's your Animal Crossing style?||What's your Animal Crossing style?
There are outfits, accessories, and activities to fit lots of different styles in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. By answering the questions in this personality quiz, you can find out what your style might be!
|Who could be your hobby twin?||Who could be your hobby twin?
Everyone has a hobby twin from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. You can answer a few questions to find out who yours might be!
Opinion Polls feature a subjective question or prompt with several answers, and the total number of votes each answer received is shown after answering. Answers in bold received the most votes as of December 16, 2020.
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|Plan a perfect day||Plan a perfect day
Every day's a new day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! How will you spend yours?
|Choose your favorite way to spend time in your town.
Shopping for cute clothes at the Able Sisters' store
Catching creepy crawlies for a Bug-Off
Reeling in a winner in the Fishing Tourney
Showing off my green thumb by gardening
Playing hide-and-seek with my neighbors
|Planning the perfect prank?||Choose your prankster
So you're ready to pull an epic prank on your friend, but you're looking for a little help. What if you could choose a character from the Super Smash Bros. series?
|Who should help you pull off your April Fool's Day prank?
Pikmin and Olimar
|After-school hangouts||After-school hangouts that rule
In the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, you can create all kinds of houses and public buildings. So tell us, which of these designer spaces is cool enough for after-school?
|Where would you rather hang out with villagers when you aren't designing?
The Art Gallery in the Department Store, because my friends and I love to get inspired.
The pool in my villager's yard, because relaxing through the seasons is the best.
The Underwater Sushi Restaurant, where you can eat sushi, while looking at fish!
The Space School, because learning would be out of this world!
The recital being held in my villager's house, because I just want to jam out!
|The sweetest spots around||The most romantic video-game hot spots
There are lots of nice places in town where you can take your sweetheart on Valentine's Day: the fro-yo stand, the barber shop, the food court. But let's be honest – those spots are booooooring compared to these awesome pink/candy-coated/ink-splattered/tropical video-game locations!
|Where would you love to bring your date this Valentine's Day?
Sweet Sweet Canyon from the Mario Kart 8 game, where we could drool over gigantic chocolate doughnuts together.
The Carpet Court from the Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash game, where we could rally on a tennis court that's as pink as a candy heart.
Brewster's Café from the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game, where we could make googly eyes at each other over a couple of lattes.
Mahi-Mahi Resort from the Splatoon game, where we could splash around in the warm, inky waters ...when there's not a Turf War!
The beginning stage from the Yoshi's Woolly World game, where we could flutter jump side by side on giant flowers.
|Tell us where you want to go this summer||Tell us where you want to go on summer vacation
It's almost summertime—do you have a big family trip planned? Well, what if you could go on vacation inside your favorite video game? Maybe a trip to the scenic countryside of Hoenn in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games? Or perhaps a day at the races in the Mario Kart 7 game? Cast a vote for your dream video game vacation below.
|Where in the Nintendo universe would you like to spend your summer vacation?
Lilycove City (Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire), because it is a beachy tourist town where you might want to go Wailmer-watching.
Termina (The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D), because you only have three days off.
My town (Animal Crossing: New Leaf), because you'd prefer a staycation.
Neo Bowser City (Mario Kart 7), because you're a fast-paced, big city person.
Your own private island (Tomodachi Life), because you'd really like to spend your vacation with friends and family.
|Party animals!||Party animals
Birthdays are a big thing in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game. When a villager has a birthday coming up, they'll invite the player to the party!
|Which of these characters would throw the best party?|||
|Let's do lunch||Out to lunch
From Mario's Super Mushrooms to Kirby's Maxim Tomatoes, these characters could really pack a lunch. You can choose below which one you think would fill your lunchbox with the kind of brain food needed to get through the school day!
|Which character would you want to pack your lunch on the first day of school?
|Best treats in town!||Trick 'em into giving you a treat!
In the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game, you can try to scare villagers into giving you candy and lollipops on Halloween night. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal!
|Whose house would you want to trick-or-treat at first on Halloween night?|||
|The buddy system||Candy companions
You've got your costume, your candy sack, and a flashlight—but there's one more thing you need on Halloween night: a trick-or-treat buddy!
|Which of these characters would you want to go trick-or-treating with?
Epona: You'd cover a lot of ground—and collect a lot of treats—on Link's trusty steed.
Daisy: With this feisty princess at the wheel of her kart, you'd hit every house…twice.
Jack: The Czar of Halloween is a serious prankster. Plus, he comes with his own jack-o'-lantern.
Polterpup: This ghostly dog could help protect your haul from candy-nabbing Halloween tricksters.
|Trick or treat, smell my feet!||No can(dy) do
There's no way to candy-coat it—some Nintendo characters would make terrible trick-or-treat buddies. After you pick which one you'd want to avoid at all costs, you can click here for a poll on which character you WOULD want to trick-or-treat with!
|Who would you NOT want to bring along as your trick-or-treat buddy?
Kirby! That pink puffball would inhale all of my candy.
Wendy! She'd be furious if she didn't get king-size candy bars.
A nintendog! It'd be a nice walk…until you had to clean up after it.
Tom Nook! He'd charge a "Halloween tax" and take a cut of my candy.
|A dinner guest above the rest!||Dinner time!
When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, there's always room for one more guest at the table…especially if your guest is a video game character. In this poll, you can choose between Harvey from the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game, Toon Link, Mario, or Pikachu!
|Which of these characters would be at the top of your Thanksgiving dinner guest list?
Harvey—he might bring a turkey made of tofu.
Toon Link—he'd tell you stories about sailing the Great Sea.
Mario—he could protect the sweet potatoes from Bowser.
Pikachu─it could heat up the gravy with a blast of electricity.
|What's on your wish list?||Holiday's most wanted
You can take our poll to vote for the game you're wishing for most!
|What new games are on your holiday wish list?
I want to adventure!
I want to compete!
I want to build!
I want to make friends!
|Snow-building buddies||It takes two
Building a snowman, snowwoman, or snowkid is twice the fun when you've got a friend to help!
|Who would you most want to build a snowman with?
Prof. E. Gadd
|Welcome to town!||Welcome to town!
Have you ever dreamed of hanging out with Tom Nook or Resetti? Tap any Animal Crossing series amiibo figure to bring that specific character to the Campground in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game.
|Who are you most excited to meet at the Campground?|||
|10…9…8…||3…2…1… Happy New Year!
The countdown to midnight is always fun on New Year's Eve—that is, if your parents let you stay up that late!
|Who did you want to ring in the New Year with?|||
|Quality time||Attention seekers
Spending your time with a Nintendo 3DS video game? One of these characters may have your full attention right now!
|Which character have you been spending the most time with?
Mario, the princess-rescuing hero of the Mushroom Kingdom
Pikachu, the Pokémon that can blast opponents with a jolt of electricity
Isabelle, the mayor's helpful secretary in the Animal Crossing series
Link, the sword-swinging hero of the Legend of Zelda series
|Too cute!||Sweet on who? Sweet on you!
Not to get all mushy, but we totally love these super-sweet characters...which makes it tough to pick which one is the sweetest.
|Which character is sweetest?
Pearl and Marina
Snip and Clip
|Who'd get your Valentine?||Who would you want to give a Valentine to?
Mario is brave, Princess Peach is kind, Isabelle is helpful, and Wario is…gassy. Would you want to give one of them a Valentine? You can choose from some of these beloved friends below!
|Who would you want to give a Valentine to?
|Who wears it best?||Who wears it best? Island-style edition!
Tom Nook, Isabelle, and Timmy & Tommy wear official Nook Inc. apparel in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. In this poll, you get to choose who's got the best island style!
|Who has the best island style?|||
|Island life||Favorite island pastime
Island life has plenty to offer in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Each day brings new surprises and there are so many fun things to do! In this poll, you can choose which of these island pastimes is your favorite.
|What's your favorite island pastime?
Fishing in rivers, ponds, and the sea
Catching insects like butterflies
Planting a flower garden
Gathering materials for DIY Recipes
Picking fruit to sell or eat
Dressing up in clothes and accessories
|Fun at the museum||Favorite museum exhibit
You can donate new species of bugs and fish to your island's museum in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Blathers, the museum curator, will analyze any fossils you dig up. He'll also accept painting and art—as long as it's the real deal and not a forgery.
|What's your favorite museum exhibit?|||
|Spooky spots||Mysterious game worlds to explore
Haunted mansions and terrifying race tracks are just a few of the mysterious worlds to explore in the world of video games for the Nintendo Switch system. You can choose which place you think might send chills down your spine!
|Which mysterious game world would you want to explore on Halloween?
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons game
The Luigi's Mansion 3 game
The Paper Mario: The Origami King game
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game
The Super Mario Odyssey game
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening game
The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games
The Pikmin 3 Deluxe game
|What'd be on your wish list?||What'd be on the top of your wish list?
There are tons of amazing adventures to experience this holiday season with great games for the Nintendo Switch system. You can check out all the games in this poll, then choose the game that would be on the top of your wish list!
|Which game would you want on your wish list?|||
|Pleasin' seasons||Which season is most pleasin'?
The seasons in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game match the seasons in real life, because the game plays in real time. Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer each offer different seasonal events, DIY recipes for crafting, and special visitors to the island. In this poll, you can choose which in game season you like best!
|Which season is your favorite in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Winter, the snowy season
Spring, the blooming season
Summer, the sunny season
Fall, the harvest season
|Great gifts||Great gifts for Valentine's Day
The sweetest season is upon us—in real life, of course, but also in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Chocolate hearts and heart-shaped bouquets will be available at the Nook Stop in Resident Services and through Nook Shopping from February 1 through February 14.
|Which gift would you want to get for Valentine's Day?|||
Puzzles are jigsaw puzzles that create a scene from a video game. There are three difficulties: Easy, Medium, and Hard, which have 8, 18, and 50 pieces, respectively; however, the resulting image is identical. Once a puzzle is completed, the player is shown their completion time.
|Welcome to town!||Welcome to town, amiibo!
You can take a closer look at the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game with this colorful puzzle. Choose between Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
|Fun to found all year 'round||Fun to be found all year 'round!
Seasons change in the Animal Crossing series of games—just like in real life. Each season is packed with fun events and holidays. During the summer months, you can join the Fishing Tourney, catch insects in the Bug-Off, and hang out with villagers—just like in this puzzle! You can choose between Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
|"Fall" into fun||"Fall" into an Animal Crossing puzzle!
Seasons change in the Animal Crossing series of games—just like in real life. Each season is packed with fun events and holidays. During the fall months, you can try to scare villagers on Halloween, collect ingredients for the Harvest Festival, and more—just like in this puzzle! You can choose between Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
|Winter-riffic fun||Winter-riffic fun
Winter is a chilly, cheery season in the Animal Crossing series of games. During the winter months, you can get a Toy Day gift from Jingle the Reindeer, build Snowmen out of snowballs, and wander around town looking at the colorful decorations. This puzzle has three options: Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
Spring is a beautiful season in the Animal Crossing series of games. During the spring months, you can enjoy the Cherry Blossoms, play in the green grass, and maybe even get a visit from Zipper T. on Bunny Day. This puzzle has three options: Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
|Friendly faces||Friendly faces from the island
You can spot friendly faces like Tom Nook, Isabelle, Timmy & Tommy, and more in this colorful puzzle inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. You can choose between Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
|How does your garden grow?||Saplings, seeds, blossoms, & blooms
Want to plant a garden in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game? You can craft a shovel, get some seeds, and start digging! The springtime scene in this puzzle is inspired by the game. You can choose between Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
|Sweet summer days||Sweet summer days
You can spend summer in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game enjoying sunny days, catching summer bugs, and hanging out on the beach with your animal neighbors. The summertime scene in this puzzle is inspired by the game. You can choose between Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
|A cute, cozy scene for fall||A cute, cozy scene for fall
It's a great time to "fall" into paradise in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. The air is crisper, the leaves are changing colors, and you can shake trees to find acorns and pine cones. The colorful scene in this puzzle is inspired by the game. You can choose between Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
|Winter in paradise||Winter in paradise
The chilliest season is in full swing in this puzzle inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game! During the winter months, you can build Snowfolks, catch falling snowflakes, and celebrate the holidays with all your animal residents. For this puzzle, you can choose between Easy (8 pieces), Medium (18 pieces), or Hard (50 pieces).
Memory Match-up is a memorization game where the player must flip over cards of characters or items to find pairs of matching cards. The player can choose the number of total pairs: four, six, or twelve.
|Animal Crossing Memory Match-Up||Animal Crossing Memory Match-Up
You can test your memory with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game Memory Match-Up activity!
|Memory Match-Up||Holiday Memory Match-Up
You can flip cards to match Nintendo characters in a very merry Holiday Memory Match-Up!
Paint-by-number is an activity where the user fills in the colors image of a character, with the number on each section of the character corresponding to a color. The resulting image can be downloaded, as can the blank template.
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|Paint-by-number activity||Tom Nook paint-by-number
You can color and download a picture of Tom Nook with this paint-by-number activity inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game!
|Something is missing…||Something is missing…
Isabelle is one of the most helpful characters in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Now she needs your help! Can you find her missing colors in this paint-by-number activity?
|Timmy & Tommy need help!||Timmy & Tommy need help!
These adorable twins run the Nook's Cranny shop in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Can you find their missing colors in this paint-by-number activity on Play Nintendo?
|Blank Blathers?! Oh no!||Blathers paint-by-number challenge
Blathers has a colorful personality–and vocabulary–in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. But it seems like he lost his *actual* colors! Can you fill in all the missing shades in this Play Nintendo paint-by-number challenge?
|Charm your whole town||Send your favorite villager a special note
These Animal Crossing characters are here to help with some oh-so charming Valentine's Day cards!
|Wish you were here||Summer greetings
Postcards are a fun way for friends to say a quick "Hi there!", so we're celebrating summer vacation with these printable postcards inspired by the Animal Crossing series of games.
|Sharing means caring||Sharing means caring
You can share the love with friends and family this Valentine's Day by sending them any of these downloadable cards.
|Congrats, grads!||Graduation Day is here!
Do you know someone who's graduating from school? You can show them just how proud you are with these inspirational cards.
|will u b mine?||will u b mine?
From friendships to true love, these Nintendo characters know how to celebrate Valentine's Day!
|Moms, Grandmas (and Aunties, too!)||Mother's Day is May 14th
Leilani and Grams make a picture-perfect pair in this family portrait. Kapp'n's wife and mom from the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game spend their days on Tortimer Island, where they can soak up the sun and help run the family business.
|Home sweet home||Need a Mother's Day card? We've got you covered.
You can make Mother's Day extra special with this printable card featuring Carrie and Joey from the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game!
|Too cute? YES||Valentines inspired by Animal Crossing
You can download and print these adorable Valentine's Day cards to share with friends and family. There are six designs inspired by the Animal Crossing series of games.
|Saying "I love you" on Mother's Day||Saying "I love you" on Mother's Day
Some residents in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game keep their kids with them wherever they go! On Mother's Day, you can share this printable card or an eCard version with a special person in your life.
|Season's greetings from Jingle||Greetings from Jingle and friends
Jingle and friends are popping up to say "Happy holidays!" in this printable pop-up card inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Jingle, the black-nosed reindeer, loves to bring presents in-game on Toy Day every year—and sometimes needs a handy helper to spread holiday cheer. Jingle appears in your game on December 24! You can download and print the card, then put it together and give it to someone special this holiday season.
|Animal Crossing eCards||Animal Crossing eCards for Valentine's Day
These adorable eCards are inspired by friends you’ll meet in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, including Flick, C.J., Orville, and Wilbur. You can download the file and unzip it to get six different Valentine's Day designs!
|Jack's Pumpkin Mask||Jack's back!
One night a year, Jack can hide in plain sight in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game. That's because everyone in town wears a pumpkin mask on Halloween! You can try to fool your friends into thinking you're the real Czar of Halloween with this printable Jack mask.
|Take a seat!||Set the table!
The table is set…but how will everyone know where to sit? You can help your guests find their place at the table with these printable place cards inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game.
|Egg-cellent egg holders||Egg-cellent Animal Crossing egg holders
You can display your decorated eggs with a little help from Tom Nook, Isabelle, and others from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. This fun and easy papercraft activity takes only a few minutes!
|Jack's jack-o'-lantern!||Halloween craft: Jack's jack-o'-lantern
Who is that mysterious character with a pumpkin on his head? Why, it's Jack, the czar of Halloween from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. You can use this printable stencil to carve Jack's smiling face onto your pumpkin!
Print and play
|Crafty fun||Animal Crossing arts & crafts
This colorful, printable diorama activity is inspired by characters, fruit, and flowers from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. You can decorate the scene with the printable flowers and character standees!
|Animal Crossing activity sheet||Animal Crossing activity sheet
Looking for a fun way to pass the time? You can download this special activity sheet inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game!
|Nook note||Nook note
You can send in—game messages to residents of your island in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. You can also download and print this special stationery inspired by the game!
News & Tips
|Design your world||Design your world
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is here!
|Your campsite, your way||Your campsite, your way
You can get back to nature in the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game, the new Animal Crossing mobile game where you can take on the role of campsite manager!
|Your very own island paradise||Your very own island paradise
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons game is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.
|Mario Kart 8 DLC 2 now available||Mario Kart 8 DLC 2 now available
The second DLC pack for the Mario Kart 8 game featuring new characters, tracks, and more has been released!
|These Designers Have Style||These Designers Have Style
See the style-savvy winners from the Happy Home Network in-game Design Contest!
|Nice to meet ya!||Nice to meet ya!
There's quite a cast of characters in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo game. You can meet all sorts of friendly faces in your neighborhood.
|Special items for Animal Crossing players||Special items for Animal Crossing players
Fun bonuses can be yours if you play both the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile game and the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch system.
|Friendly faces, new fun!||Friendly faces, new fun!
A series of free updates introduces friendly visitors to your island and brings special seasonal events in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. You can read below for more details!
|Summer fun||Summer fun
You can make a splash in your own island paradise with new updates to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch system. Details below!
|Even more summer fun||Even more summer fun
You can have a blast watching fireworks and more with a new update to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch system.
|Pumpkins, pranks, & Halloween fun||Pumpkins, pranks, & Halloween fun
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons game delivers pumpkins, pranks, and Halloween fun with a free festive update. Details below!
|Winter update is here!||Winter update is here!
You can enjoy winter weather and new update additions like Turkey Day, Toy Day, new hairstyle options, and even more in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game.
|Viva Festivale!||Feathers, furniture, & festivities
You can experience the spirit of Festivale, Valentine's Day, and more with a free update to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.
|Welcome, Warp Pipes! February free update details||Welcome, Warp Pipes! February free update details
After downloading the February free update, there will be Super Mario Bros. themed items available for order at Nook Shopping in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.
Tips & Tricks
|They're going to call you "scare mayor"||They're going to call you "scare mayor"
What are your neighbors so afraid of in Animal Crossing: New Leaf?
|5 things the pros know about Animal Crossing: New Leaf||5 things the pros know about Animal Crossing: New Leaf
You've moved in and become mayor…now what? Check out our pro tips and find out.
|Becoming BFFs in Animal Crossing: New Leaf||Becoming BFFs in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Find out how to create an unbreakable bond of friendship.
|'Tis the season…for Animal Crossing!||'Tis the season…for Animal Crossing!
Find out how to celebrate Toy Day on Dec. 24th in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
|How to be a pro gardener||How to be a pro gardener
In the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game, you can grow all kinds of flowers to beautify your town. But what if you don't have a green thumb? No problem! Our pro tips below will help you master gardening in no time...at least, in-game gardening.
|It's Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf||It's Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Looking to celebrate the special day of long ears and fluffy cotton tails in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game? Read on to learn how you can get a Bunny Day basket and even some special furniture. We bet you didn't know an egg could be cracked in so many ways.
|5 tips for the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game||5 tips for the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game
Design in style with a little help from Lottie!
|It's prank or be pranked!||It's prank or be pranked!
Jack from the Animal Crossing series shares his five favorite Halloween pranks.
|Spook up your room with these Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer tips||Spook up your room with these Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer tips
The creepiest night of the year is around the corner, so it's time to design the eeriest room ever in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game. Check out these five tips to create a space that'll scare the pants off your friends!
|Not-so-secret features you may have missed||Not-so-secret features you may have missed
SHH! Don't tell anyone, but we uncovered 6 cool semi-secrets in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game. Like, stuff that's hidden in plain sight! You just need to know where to look. Did you know…
|The hunt is on!||The hunt is on!
Franklin's tips for hunting down important ingredients for Harvest Festival festivities in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game.
|Tips for deserted island first-timers||Tips for deserted island first-timers
You can make the most of your island getaway with these helpful tips for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.
|Tips on island etiquette||Tips on island etiquette
Want to be on your best behavior next time you invite guests to your island or visit other players' islands? Here are a few tips on island etiquette to help you be a good host and a polite guest in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.
|How to throw a party on your island||How to throw a party on your island
Here are some steps you can take to throw a party on your island in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.
|Tips on tackling fishing||Tips on tackling fishing!
You can learn how to try to catch a fish in five steps with these fin-tastic tips on reeling in sharks and other fish in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game!
|Fun ideas for next steps!||Fun ideas for next steps!
Once you're settled into the world of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, you may find yourself wondering what to do next. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you discover tons of fun things to do on your island!
|It's a frightfully fun time of year!||It's a frightfully fun time of year!
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons game is ready to celebrate Halloween. From pumpkin patches to spooky costumes, here are some suggestions on how to make the ghost of it…err, the most of it.
|Tips for a festive island||Tips for a festive island
There's a chill in the air, which means winter fun and festivities are heading to your island. Here are five very merry ways you can celebrate the holidays in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game!
|Chapter 1 of the New Employee's amiibo Journal||Chapter 1 of the New Employee's amiibo Journal
Sometimes you get stuck in a rut at work, even when your job is to design homes for talking animals in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game. But don't worry—good ol' Lyle knows how to shake things up!
|Chapter 2 of the New Employee's amiibo Journal||Chapter 2 of the New Employee's amiibo Journal
When Tom Nook makes a delicious stew for the office party, he almost adds an accidental ingredient that will ruin it! Lottie teaches Tom Nook an important lesson about a special accessory for reading amiibo cards in the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game.
|Chapter 3 of the New Employee's amiibo Journal||Chapter 3 of the New Employee's amiibo Journal
The new Nook's Homes employee invites Digby over to Lottie's house, but the pink otter is totally not ready for a visit from her crush. Watch as the sparks fly in this comic inspired by the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game!
|Chapter 4 of the New Employee's amiibo Journal||Chapter 4 of the New Employee's amiibo Journal
Nook's Homes new employee finds out that it's not easy making everyone happy in the most recent installment of the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game comic.
|What does "DIY" stand for?||What does "DIY" stand for?
You can dive into this comic featuring Tom Nook and Timmy & Tommy -- inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game!
|Timmy and Tommy learn a lesson||Timmy and Tommy learn a lesson
Timmy and Tommy get a bit carried away in this comic inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. By the way, be sure to read the comic from right to left instead of left to right.
|How to wish on a star||How to wish on a star
Shooting stars can make a breathtaking sight on a clear night in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Did you know you can try to wish on star as it streaks across the sky? You can read this handy comic to learn the tricks!
- Nintendo of America (October 1, 2014). "Find fun and surprises at Play Nintendo". nintendo.com. Archived from the original on October 2, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
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