Today’s Nintendo Direct has revealed that terraforming is coming to Animal Crossing for the first time, with players able to carry out construction work such as paving paths and modifying cliffs and rivers.
It’s one of several new features coming to the Nintendo Switch title, due on 20th March. Soon after launch, a new feature in the Nintendo Switch Online app will appear allowing New Horizons functionality. Called NookLink, it’s where you can engage in voice chat or import designs from the 3DS’ New Leaf and Happy Home Designer by scanning in QR codes. Customisation is also much deeper this time out, with cues being taken from Happy Home Designer as player’s own designs can be applied to furniture.
That’ll be part of several free updates coming to New Horizon, with the first coming on launch day that will enable Bunny Day in April – one of a number of planned in-game events coming to the new Animal Crossing.