Old friends and new horizons: my emotional return to Animal Crossing
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The smash-hit Nintendo Switch game has been updated with a wealth of new content – and no shortage of familiar comforts

When I heard there was an enormous Animal Crossing update on the way, I was as unnerved as I was excited. I wanted to go back to my island, sure; Kissing was a tiny paradise I’d painstakingly curated, hour by hour, in the depths of last year’s lockdowns – but had been avoiding since January.

For the past 11 months I’ve let the place go to seed, missing in-game events and...

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