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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delay Due To Coronavirus, Releasing On March 20

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons video game is an inspiration by Katsuya Eguchi which portrays the feeling of being alone in a new town away from family and friends

Animal Crossing: New Horizons video game is developed and published by Nintendo, created by Katsuya Eguchi which will be available next month on March 20.

Katsuya Eguchi is a Japanese game designer, producer, and deputy general manager at Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development.

The pricing is $299.99 in the US which will be available on March 12, and in Europe and Japan it is planned for March 20



Animal Crossing is the result of Eguchi’s life experiences duringΒ  his early days, the period which made him make decisions like shifting to Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto from his town Chiba Prefecture, Japan where he studied and grown-up

Eguchi described his experience –

Β β€œI wondered for a long time if there would be a way to recreate that feeling, and that was the impetus behind Animal Crossing,”

It is all about Eguchi’s memories which he had while living in a new town; he used to get letters from his mother, getting a new job and furnishing his empty house


Coronavirus epidemic has spread worldwide disrupting the economy, transportation and production

Japan pre-orders of this game is delayed due to the hindrance in the production which should be taking place in the coronavirus affected area

Nintendo of Japan has apologised to its fans and customers in Japan on its delay on February 6, 2020


The players can customise everything from where to place the tent to where the island’s villagers can go and later as the game progresses the tent can be replaced with a full house with a house payment Β 

The other customisation options are changing the colour of the furniture or editing any item

There is party play; they can send letters to other players and the players can either visit other players’ place or can invite up to 8 players at a time to their place through an airport or online play


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