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Animal Crossing: New Horizons clips slowly being released by Tom Nook

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Update: Tom Nook has posted another video showing off the character customisation options in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

The short 30 second clip shows off some of the different hairstyles, skin tones, eyes, noses, and little blushing cheek designs you can choose from when you create your little villager. In what Nook calls the check-in procedure, the real estate mogul states that you'll be asked for your name and date of birth, and then you'll pose for your very own little passport photo. 

Happily, Nook also informs us that you can change your look at any time in-game. Another clip shows off a character changing up their style by using a mirror or vanity. I don't know about you, but all of these customisation options make my heart sing. Gone are the days of answering questions to determine your looks. 

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Tom Nook is introducing a new series of instructional videos to guide you through signing up for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab)' Deserted Island Getaway Package.

You'll find the first in what will presumably be a series of clips from Animal Crossing: New Horizons over at Tom Nook's official Twitter (opens in new tab) account, although this first snippet of footage isn't new. Nook prefaces step 1 of the deserted island getaway's check-in procedures by reminding us how agonisingly close we are to New Horizons' March 20 launch.

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I've never known Animal Crossing to be a particularly confusing series, but it seems Tom Nook is preparing us for a slightly different adventure in New Horizons, at least at the offset. As our own Sam Loveridge detailed in GamesRadar's Animal Crossing: New Horizons preview (opens in new tab), just after you're finished choosing the layout of your island paradise, you're made to sit in a room at the airport for island orientation. This new series of clips from Tom Nook's official Twitter account kicks off a week-long explanation of the whole process at the check-in counter with Timmy and Tommy Nook.

I'm genuinely curious to see how Nintendo will manage to stretch the series out over a week, and even more curious to see if they'll release any new footage. The latest Nintendo Direct (opens in new tab) revealed a number of new details about New Horizons, but we're itching for more of that irresistibly soothing gameplay footage.

If you're looking forward to the new Animal Crossing but want to save some bells, here are the cheapest Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-order deals (opens in new tab) we could get our paws on.

Heather Wald
Heather Wald

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.