An Animal Crossing announcement is coming *whispers* for mobile

If you're an Animal Crossing (opens in new tab) addict jonesing for your next interior decorating fix, we have good news and bad news. Good news: Nintendo has confirmed it'll be sharing more details about a new Animal Crossing game tomorrow. Bad news: it's for the mobile version, rather than a Nintendo Switch release.  

See more

We're getting 15 minutes of information, so we can probably expect a decent look at the game and a rough release date, similar to what we saw for Super Mario Run (opens in new tab) way back in November 2016. That was a faithful phone-friendly version of a classic, so fingers crossed that Animal Crossing with survive the transformation relatively intact too. It'll be interesting to see if Nintendo sticks with the premium pricing model; Super Mario Run is free to download but costs a hefty $9.99 to unlock in full. 

Fan responses are split between those folks who are grateful for any chance to see sinister mortgage mammal Tom Nook again, while others are worried what part microtransactions will play in the game. Some, God bless them, are just here for the jokes. 

See more
See more
See more
See more
See more

In case you've never had the pleasure of playing any Animal Crossing, it's a wholesome game about buying a house, making friends, and pottering around a small town (with a brutal economic undercurrent). It's been a favorite of Nintendo fans and town planners alike since the first game debuted in April 2001 on N64. 

Rachel Weber
Managing Editor, US

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.