Isabelle is Excited to Ditch Civilization in Latest Animal Crossing New Horizons Trailer

Isabelle is Excited to Ditch Civilization in Latest Animal Crossing New Horizons Trailer

"So long, Stinktown."

If the start of a new year and a new decade has you feeling a bit intimidated, take heart: this is the year Animal Crossing New Horizons comes to the Switch. A short new trailer posted by Nintendo earlier today reveals everyone in Animal Crossing is excited to visit Nook's deserted island—none more than Animal Crossing New Leaf's former mayoral assistant, Isabelle.

In the new trailer, the series' controversial merchant, Tom Nook, shepherds Animal Crossing's denizens into a presentation room. There, he turns on a projector, bars the doors, and announces Animal Crossing's First Annual Hunger Games. Kidding. He actually shows off a bit of what's available in the "Deserted Island Getaway Package," including some wood-chopping and roadbuilding. The animals present buzz excitedly at the footage, seemingly keen on the idea of taking a break from catching insects and chopping wood. Come March, they'll be able to catch insects and chop wood somewhere else.

Isabelle seems especially enraptured by the idea of getting away from everything. The last bit of the trailer zooms in so closely on her adorable puppy face that you can practically see the words "Screw this hellhole, I'm out" forming behind her button eyes. If anyone has a right to be swayed by the idea of running away to a deserted island, it's Isabelle. We kind of left her to run things in our stead when we ditched New Leaf. She's probably ready to snap. My advice? Keep all sharp objects out of reach of those stubby little arms.

Animal Crossing New Horizons hits the Switch on March 20. Check out our New Horizons guide for everything we know about the game so far.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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