It’s been a slow and arduous few months for dedicates fans of the Animal Crossing series. News on the latest entry in the series, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has been scant. Aside from brief new television commercials, there hasn’t been a whole lot of info or gameplay released for the title since it was shown off during E3 last summer. Still, fans are going to clamor for the game as soon as it releases, and hard-core Animal Crossing enthusiasts are going to want to be ready to play the game as soon as it launches. For players like that, there’s some good news – Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available to pre-load on the Nintendo eShop.
Currently available on the American eShop for Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be pre-purchased right now for $59.99. Alternatively, if you have a Nintendo eShop voucher, you can redeem it for a copy of the game as well. Doing either will earn you 300 Gold coins. Additionally, anyone who purchases a digital copy of the game will be eligible to receive a code for a free 7-day trial of Nintendo Switch Online.
Once you purchase the game, you’re free to pre-download the 6.2GB title and have it ready to go on your Switch as soon as launch day arrives. If you’re planning to buy that gorgeous New Horizons themed Nintendo Switch, though, you probably want to wait and download it on that console instead.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be available on the Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020.