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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Have New Character Customization Options


Nintendo released new information showing off Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ character customization options for villagers. In previous games, character creation was quite restricted: players would answer questions that generated a village with features based off of the players responses. Now, players will have much more control over their character and how they look in game. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The video in this tweet goes through the Animal Crossing: New Horizons character customization process.

Initially, players will “check in” and create their passport for their trip to the island. There, players will be able to decide their villager’s skin tone, hair color and style, eye color and shape, and their nose and mouth types from a base set of colors and styles. Also, hairstyles are now gender neutral, meaning players can further customize how their in-game island villager looks to reflect who they are outside the game.

Many of the customization features that will be in Animal Crossing: New Horizons seem similar to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer’s character customization system. It had a detailed character customization system that could be accessed without visiting the hair salon for a new look. In fact, in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players can look at a mirror or a vanity and change their style at any time!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will launch globally on March 20, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.

Mercedez Clewis
Mercedez is a Japanese to English translator and a glasses-wearing, cardigan-loving gamer with a passion for visual novels, Etrian Odyssey, and peaches. She'll be covering Japanese gaming news on the reg.