2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Nintendo Switch players, with a slew of high-profile exclusives expected to join the console’s library in the coming months. Among them, the addition of a new main entry in the Animal Crossing franchise has been confirmed to arrive sometime this year, although a specific release date has yet to be announced. However, new reports indicate that the new Animal Crossing title will be released on Nintendo Switch in September.

This information is coming from two separate sources over at The Loot Gaming who say that September 2019 is the scheduled release window for Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch. Although not much else is known at this time, Animal Crossing Switch is expected to be a complete, standalone entry to the series featuring compatibility with the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile app. That means it’s likely safe to assume there will be a lot of fishing, chatting with locals, upgrading houses, decorating interior space with furniture, and paying off mortgages.

The September 2019 timeline supports a leak from earlier this year that appeared to confirm Animal Crossing Switch’s release date. According to a British online retailer responsible for the leak, the exact release date for Animal Crossing is September 13, 2019. However, to clarify, this leak is completely separate from the reports by The Loot Gaming, and it’s very possible that the corroborating information is entirely coincidental.

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Of course, without official word from Nintendo regarding the next Animal Crossing‘s release date, this all adds up to nothing more than speculation. Thankfully, E3 2019 is fast approaching, and it’s likely that Nintendo will allot some time to Animal Crossing Switch and the details surrounding its release.

Animal Crossing has always filled a unique niche in the Nintendo community, making dedicated fans out of those looking for a more relaxing, slow-paced experience. One such fan, an 87-year-old grandma, recently made headlines for logging more than 3,000 hours into Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Source: The Loot Gaming