Have you ever heard about a survey which was released by Nintendo about Animal Crossing New Horizons? If you have heard about it, then what do you think? Do you take the survey as well? Here, we have the information about it for you.
Nintendo Survey About Animal Crossing New Horizons
According to Nintendo Life, there is a new survey which was released by Nintendo of America and The University of Oxford. This survey wants to explore the correlation between the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game time and the mental wellbeing of the players. It seems that it is sent out to choose people who have a Nintendo account.
In the survey, the respondees are asked about their recent New Horizons playtime. The questions which are given focus on the time that players have spent with the game over the past two weeks and also how much of that game time is truly playing the game rather than just having it on in the background.
Then, in the survey, the respondees are asked about the satisfaction and feelings of the players towards the game including agree or disagree questions such as:
- My ability to play AC:NH was well matched with the game’s challenge
- I could always find something interesting in ACNH to do
- I played ACNH because I would feel awful if I didn’t
- I played ACNH to forget about my problems.
After that, the questions towards the end of the survey focus more on the overall mental health of players. One of the questions is whether you are now living your best possible life or worst possible life. Twinfinite’s Rebecca Stone shared some of the questions in the tweets.
About Animal Crossing New Horizons
Animal Crossing New Horizons is a social simulation video game which is real time. This game is developed by Nintendo where this game was released on March 20th, 2020. Animal Crossing New Horizons is the eighth main series game in Animal Crossing where it is after New Leaf.
If we compare this installment and the previous installments, in the New Horizons, you are able to see that the aesthetics are more detailed. There are flora which look more realistic, detailed characters, weather patterns and also intricate furniture.
In the Animal Crossing New Horizons, there are also new features and mechanics such as cliff construction, pole-vaulting over the river, waterscaping and the introduction of crafting materials into the main series games.
The Animal Crossing New Horizons was announced for the first time on September 13th, 2018. This announcement was made during a Nintendo Direct with a 2019 release date and no official subtitle. This announcement was done after the announcement of Isabelle who would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
During the Nintendo E3 2019 Direct on June 11th, 2019, the first gameplay footage was shown. There, the new story and game mechanics were showcased. Followed later that day, there was a Nintendo Treehouse live stream where there was more gameplay and additional features. During the Nintendo Direct on September 4th, 2019, there was more gameplay shown. During the E3, there was also an announcement that the game would be delayed until March 20th, 2020.
In an Animal Crossing New Horizons Direct on February 20th, 2020, it showed an in-depth look in the game. On March 20th, 2020, the game was finally released as announced during E3 2019. In the News section of the Nintendo Switch, you are able to see a channel for the game. The first article which was released was an article which is related to Bunny Day.
After the game is released, then there are periodic updates added, fixing bugs and there is new content as well. Every 1 to 2 months, there are new major updates where it adds new content alongside returning content. There are also a lot of the events and features which were present in New Leaf which has been gradually added every update together with the return of a number of special characters every major update. Usually, on their official Youtube channel, you are able to find the announcements for new updates for the game.
On April 21st, 2020, there was a video which was posted to the Nintendo Youtube channel. In the video, it gave details about a new update, version 1.2.0 including new holiday events, new island visitors and a new paintings section to the museum. On June 22nd, 2020, there was an announcement of a trailer for the diving feature for the first ever summer update and the feature has been implemented fully in version 1.3.0. There is also the return of Pascal with it.
On July 27th, 2021, the current version is Version 1.10.0.
In the Animal Crossing New Horizons, there are a number of new features. What are they? The first one is the NookPhone. In the presentation of Nintendo E3, you are able to see that NookPhone could be used to Call Islanders, collect Nook Miles, look up DIY recipes and to take pictures. There was also confirmation that the NookPhone would have more apps than the original one.
The second new feature is Nook Miles. These are a form of currency that you are able to get by completing tasks around the town such as catching bugs, fishing, hitting rocks and many more. You are able to use Nook Miles to pay off the first initial loan from Tom Nook.
In the Animal Crossing New Horizons, you can also craft something. Workbenches can be used by you to craft several things such as tools, furniture and some consumable things such as medicine and fish bait. You are able to craft them by using various materials which are collected from your island and on mystery tour islands.
What else? You are also able to customize some furniture. You are able to do that at workbenches by using customization kits which you can buy in the Nook’s Cranny. Well, not only furniture customization, there is also town customization where you are able to place furniture indoors and outdoors, choose starting locations for your home, your residents’ homes and build other than Resident Services and many more.
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