When Nintendo teased Animal Crossing for the Switch, fans of the adorable game franchise went nuts with the possibilities. With the Nintendo Switch being so versatile as a hybrid console, a new installment for the Animal Crossing fandom was more than a little enticing. There's only one problem - when the heck are we going to get our hands on it?

Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch is coming a little later than we were expecting, but a release date is officially set for March 3, 2020. Animal Crossing fans have been losing their minds over when they will be able to tend to their villages once more, so to get a new trailer and a date is exciting! We were kind of hoping to see a holiday date, but hey - March is awesome and it's going to be well worth the wait. 

News of Animal Crossing was first announced back in September 2018 and Nintendo fans went nuts with the very first teaser trailer. Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched, there were two IPs that seemed to have the most impassioned fans: Super Smash Bros. and Animal Crossing. With Smash already out and a huge success, it's about high time for Animal Crossing to finally make its appearance. 

Animal Crossing New Horizons arrives on the Switch on March 3, 2020.