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Animal Crossing gets graphic novel with tips and tricks

Can you believe it has already been 20 years since Nintendo originally released Animal Crossing in Japan for the Nintendo 64 console on April 14, 2001? Image credit: VIZ Media TM & © 2021 Nintendo. ATSUMARE DOBUTSU NO MORI - MUJINTO DIARY - © 2020 KOKONASU☆RUMBA/SHOGAKUKAN
Image credit: VIZ Media TM & © 2021 Nintendo. ATSUMARE DOBUTSU NO MORI – MUJINTO DIARY – © 2020 KOKONASU☆RUMBA/SHOGAKUKAN

Can you believe it has already been 20 years since Nintendo originally released Animal Crossing in Japan for the Nintendo 64 console on April 14, 2001? Now VIZ Media has announced that the popular video game will have its first official graphic novel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Deserted Island Diary.

This is the English release of the comedic graphic novel that was came out in Japan in June 2020. The manga includes an animal guide, so fans can learn more about some of their favorite villagers, as well as a special bonus section of gaming tips and tricks, so anyone can improve their island in the video game.

Hilarious adventures

Image credit: VIZ Media TM & © 2021 Nintendo. ATSUMARE DOBUTSU NO MORI - MUJINTO DIARY - © 2020 KOKONASU☆RUMBA/SHOGAKUKAN
Image credit: VIZ Media TM & © 2021 Nintendo. ATSUMARE DOBUTSU NO MORI – MUJINTO DIARY – © 2020 KOKONASU☆RUMBA/SHOGAKUKAN

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, launched on March 20 last year, is Nintendo’s life simulation video game for the Nintendo Switch. This is the fifth main series title in the Animal Crossing franchise, which has a loyal community of players all over the world.

In this latest edition, you’ve purchased a deserted island package from good ol’ Tom Nook. Now it’s time for you to explore your island home and develop it into a thriving community.

The great thing about Animal Crossing: New Horizons is that it allows you to create and share custom outfits for your characters and the villagers. In fact, in the Philippines, Ayala Museum decided to join in on the fun by releasing outfit codes and custom designs based on its textile collection.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Deserted Island Diary introduces Tom Nook and other fan favorites through the medium of manga, bringing the same charm and quirks you know and love from the video game.

Enjoy hilarious antics and adventures with an abundance of fan favorite villagers and new human villagers. Whether it’s sitting by the camp fire with Gulliver, helping Blathers expand the museum, trying on countless outfits with the Able Sisters, or having a night party with Wisp, Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Deserted Island Diary will delight both seasoned and first-time fans with its silly stories, endless imagination, and adorable aesthetic.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Deserted Island Diary is coming out on Sept. 14. Tom Nook is waiting!