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Animal Crossing: New Horizons title screen and new gameplay footage revealed in adorable Switch Lite trailer

Just in time, Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab) is here with a new trailer to restore your faith in humanity. Complete with new gameplay footage, a newly-revealed title screen, and oodles of wholesome cuteness, the only thing it's missing is that unreasonably adorable Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch special edition console (opens in new tab).

I really do love the scene outside the Animal Crossing house featured in the commercial - bonfire burning in the side yard, patches of roses and tulips adorning the garden, a bountiful pear tree up front, and a twilight sky draping the horizon. It's exactly the sort of mood I can't wait for Animal Crossing: New Horizons to bring when it launches March 20.

Though, the new trailer does rub salt into the wounds of Animal Crossing enthusiasts with an eye for a smaller, lighter handheld. The reveal of the standard Switch's upcoming Animal Crossing special edition was a joyous event all around, but the little sibling of the Switch family only got a themed case. As someone without a Switch Lite and desperately attracted to the special edition's pastel design, an Animal Crossing Switch Lite would be an easy sell. But unfortunately, I'm left with no choice but to buy a second standard-size Switch.

At least fans of the Switch and Switch Lite can play Animal Crossing: New Horizons with the only controller (opens in new tab) fit for the occasion.

As part of GamesRadar's 'Big in 2020' series, we looked at why Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to break new ground (opens in new tab) for the series while still providing that familiar comfort we know and love. Want to get the game at launch for the best price? Check out the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons preorder prices.

Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.