by Jessica Ham
This month’s news is all about hype; the hype for Animal Crossing. The new Animal Crossing game, New Horizons, is all anyone in the video game industry is talking about. As the release date draws near, the hype for it is at its peak. The gaming world has also been shaken by some game delays and D.I.C.E awards winners.
After waiting and waiting Nintendo finally released a direct detailing many of the exciting things in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, releasing on March 20, 2020. The direct was thirty minutes long and was available to watch live online. Fans had heard next to nothing about the new game until the direct that occurred Thursday, February 20. The direct started with a rehash of all information. Then, it was announced that players can design their village how they want to, with almost no restrictions. The museum, an important landmark in the game, has been expanded and improved graphically. Eight other players will be able to have a house on your island, and players will be able to play online with friends and visit their friend’s islands. The map has been expanded so much that there will now be a feature which allows the player to be rescued if lost on the island. There is so much more to it than that, but the direct made all the Animal Crossing fans very excited.
Three major game studios announced game delays this month which sent the gaming world into a frenzy. Cyberpunk 2077 which was supposed to release in April 2020 will now be released in September 2020. Avengers which was also supposed to release in April 2020 but will now be released in September 2020. The Final Fantasy 7 remake, which was supposed to be released in March 2020, will now be released in April 2020.
The D.I.C.E (Design Innovate Communicate Awards) awards winner for Game of the Year was Untitled Goose Game. Fans and critics were happy to see such a hilarious, fun, and unique game win game of the year.
Next month’s video game news will be exciting as finally, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be released on March 20.
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