But What Will They Be For?
A quick look at the ESRB rating for Animal Crossing: New Horizons reveals the game may have in-game purchases available. This would be a first for a console entry in the series, though Nintendo has been playing with this idea in games for a few years now.
The quick and dirty version is up on Animal Crossing’s official Nintendo website. ESRB has yet to release the detailed description, but we can expect that fairly soon. Aside from in-game purchases, the ESRB rating is fairly predictable stuff. Comic mischief and interaction with other users is about as family friendly as you can get with an online game. Most players should be so lucky!
This leads to the only relevant question: what are players going to be buying with these purchases? Can you just load up on bells with your mom’s credit card? Will there be outfits, furniture, and knick-knacks locked behind a paywall? Is there a solid gold house in someone’s future? Mum’s the word from Nintendo at the moment, but hopefully we’ll get some crucial details soon. Until then, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set for release on the Nintendo Switch on March 20th, 2020.