Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life sim in which the player takes on the role of a customisable character who moves onto a deserted island.
Players are sold a Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package, although said package only comes with the barest of necessities to survive on the island – a tent, a lamp and a camper bed. Once players have pitched up, they must ‘build a life from the ground up using the natural resources you’ll find on the island’.
Key features of Animal Crossing: New Horizons include:
- Players start from scratch.
- Big focus on crafting by finding and harvesting resources.
- Pop-up on screen map.
- Nook Miles available through NookPhone, including camera and apps.
- Accurate Southern Hemisphere seasons.
- Voice chat.