Animal Crossing: New Horizons lets you fully customize your villager

Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch will allow you to fully customize your villager's face, hair, and more.


The Animal Crossing series has been a favorite of Nintendo fans for a long while now. When Nintendo originally announced the arrival of the series on the Nintendo Switch last year, many fans were ecstatic. Now that we finally have a release date, they’re even more excited. What’s even more exciting than Animal Crossing coming to Switch, though, is the fact that the latest game will finally include full customization for your character.

In previous iterations of the Animal Crossing series, players could only customize their character’s actual look a small amount, often by taking a short quiz at the start of the game. In New Horizon’s though, Nintendo players will have full customization options for their character, including hair color, style, eye color, facial features, and even skin color. It’s a huge leap forward for the series—one that probably could have come earlier in the main series.

Animal Crossing New Horizons lets you fully customize your villager

The news comes via an interview between Polygon and Aya Kyogoku. According to Kyogoku, “all the facial parts or hairstyles are all gender-free. So, you can select from a pool of hairstyles and facial features and then they’re also changeable at any point in the game.” It’s a pretty big step, and definitely one that many gamers will appreciate.

It will be interesting to see what other changes and upgrades Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings when it hits the Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020. For more info on the latest hits from E3 2019, check out our main news hub. You’ll also want to check out our 2019 video game release dates guide, which will detail all of the games coming out this year. For more from the show floor, make sure you follow Shacknews on Twitter, where you’ll find a slew of new content right at your fingertips.

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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