Today is a good day. We might all be in the middle of social distancing and isolation but it’s still a damn good day. Why? Because today is the day that Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes out, and with it is a chance to make friends with Isabelle again.
If you haven’t played Animal Crossing before, Isabelle is everybody’s favourite villager. She’s a golden Shih Tzu who brings happiness wherever she goes. Everybody loves her and she must be protected at all costs.
In New Horizons, you start on a deserted island with Tom Nook and his twin nephews Timmy and Tommy, as well as a couple of other characters to start you off. You begin in a tent and work your way up from there. Here’s how to work your way up to a point where Isabelle will move in.
Step One: Build Nook’s Cranny
When you first get to the Island, Tom Nook is working out of a Resident Services tent. After a few days of playing, he’ll ask you for a hand building himself a proper place to work.
Step Two: Invite More Villagers
You’re going to need to boost your Island’s population a bit, but you probably want to do this anyway. Travel around some other islands and speak to the visitors there. If you make friends with them, they might ask if hey can move to your island.
Step Three: Prepare For More Villagers
You’re going to need your deserted island to not be so deserted island-y when those guests arrive. Tom Nook will ask you to help him do things like build bridges and housing lots so that your new guests will be able to live comfortably.
Step Four: Resident Services Tent Becomes Resident Services Building
You don’t really have to do a lot here. The Resident Services tent will be upgraded to an actual building after a day of renovations,
Step Five: Say Hi To Isabelle
Now that the Resident Services building has finished being upgraded, it needs staff to come and keep the place running. This is where Isabelle comes in to save the day!
So there you have it, your favourite digital ray of sunshine is back. Happy Animal Crossing Day!
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