Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lets Players Choose Their Hemisphere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A new Nintendo Direct has come and gone and it brought fans a slew of new details concerning the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons. From new characters and multiplayer mechanics to the immense freedom in choice that the game is set to offer one of the more prominent reveals concerns that of the islands themselves. Not only will players get options as to what kind of shape their islands will have but they’ll be able to choose what hemisphere they’d like to live in as well.

Previous Animal Crossing titles have seen a link between in-game and real-time and the seasons change within the game depending on the time of year it is. Unfortunately, up until this point the game’s have been primarily set to Northern hemisphere seasons and time changes. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is hoping to change that by giving players a chance to choose what hemisphere their island exists in for themselves. The in-game clock will still be linked to real-time but seasons will change according to whether or not players choose the Northern or Southern hemisphere. For example, if players in the North choose a Southern hemisphere island they’ll experience Winter when normally it would be Summer for them and vice versa. It’s a unique change and a welcome one at that.

The islands also have a bit of customization, giving players 4 different layouts to choose from when creating their personalized islands. The customization goes deeper, however, and players will be able to terraform the land to their liking once they’ve received the proper permit. This will give players the ability to not only make paths around the island but alter or remove rivers, build or demolish cliffs, and change various other terrains. It may not be quite the level of build simulators like Minecraft but its sure to let players truly customize their islands however they want.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to arrive on March 20th for the Nintendo Switch. Will you be partaking in the cute and cuddly simulation title? Let us know your thoughts on having choices when creating islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and more in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.

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Known as "Stash" or Yippee Calles. He's a student of everything, avid adrenaline junkie, and creator of random things. When he's not delving into a game, book, or movie - He's out teaching himself new things or taking part in some pretty epic adventures. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.

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