There’s some bad news today for those who have been waiting for Animal Switch to arrive on the Nintendo Switch. The company confirmed during its E3 Direct event today that the Animal Crossing New Horizons title, which is meant to be a Switch-exclusive, isn’t going to be released for the console until next year.

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Nintendo had previously confirmed that this game would be released for the console in 2019. It’s evidently not able to make the deadline and has thus decided to delay the release. The company has decided to take the edge off this delay by releasing a new trailer for this game which shows our hero sprinting around an island to collect materials and make tools.

Nintendo’s deputy general manager Yoshiaki Koizumi said during the company’s E3 Direct event that the game has been delayed in order to “ensure the game is the best it can be.” A confirmed release date has not yet been provided.

Nintendo only says that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is going to be out for the Switch at some point next year. The game will be an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch. Those who have been waiting for it will now have to wait that much longer. One can only hope there won’t be any further delays.

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