Animal Crossing’s Release Date Confirmed By UK Store

Nintendo blew up the internet last summer when it finally announced that Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch is coming this year.

Fans of the classic franchise have been eagerly awaiting any news of the game since then, especially because we’ve yet to even see a trailer for the upcoming title, but a UK retail store has confirmed the launch date as 29th April 2019.



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When GameByte contacted the store for comment, the representative confirmed it’s currently taking pre-orders for the game, which is set to release on 29th April.

The rumours started over on Twitter, with a couple of people suggesting the same date, as told to them by store employees.

On 7th Jan, a user by the name of @lovehearts tweeted the following: “LADS I went into GameStop to have a look at the Switch games and I ended up placing a deposit on a pre-order for the new animal crossing game 😭 it’s going to cost €70 and it has a date of release on 29th April!!! But the guy said that’s an estimate and it could be here earlier”

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Nearly three weeks after this, another user by the name of @quakescopeszz offered up a very similar claim, saying: “All animal crossing fans, after talking with a manager at Game, I can confirm that the estimated release for animal crossing switch is the 29th of April. And yes there will be a a special switch edition later in the year.”


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The user went on to add:

What do you think of the news? Will you be picking up this game?

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