'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Nintendo Direct: Start Time & How to Watch Online

Fans have clamored for a new Nintendo Direct, and the video game company obliged with a live presentation focusing on one of its biggest releases of 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to release in March, bringing the community-building experience to Nintendo Switch for the first time. After being delayed from its original 2019 release date, fans are ready to get their hands on this new Animal Crossing adventure.

Nintendo announced the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct on Tuesday, and fans should tune in on Thursday to get the latest information on the 2020 title. If you want to watch the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct online, here's everything you need to know.

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The Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct will begin Thursday, February 20 at 9 a.m. EST.

Nintendo confirms the proceedings will amount to a roughly 25-minute presentation focused on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


The official Nintendo Direct site will stream the Animal Crossing online presentation. It will also be the place to re-watch the Direct once it's over.

Nintendo's official YouTube channel will also broadcast the latest Direct live. The YouTube app is available on mobile devices as well as all gaming consoles. PS4, Xbox One and even the Nintendo Switch can stream from the video platform. The channel will upload the Nintendo Direct in its entirety after the presentation is done.

Nintendo social media accounts will also deliver information as it happens from the Direct. Clips, details and official images will be shared throughout and after the online presentation.

If Twitch is your platform of choice, the official Nintendo channel will also stream this Thursday's Direct live there. The Twitch app is available on mobile devices as well as PS4 and Xbox One consoles but not the Switch. You can also watch the stream below.


Nintendo hasn't revealed a lot of information regarding Animal Crossing: New Horizons going into this Thursday's online presentation, but that's all about to change.

The Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct will likely go deeper into new game modes and the online aspects of the Switch game.

Nintendo also teased Nook Inc.'s Deserted Island Getaway Package as being a focal point of Thursday's Direct. This allows for players to create their own island getaway from scratch, building houses, planting trees and much more.

You can check out the primer for Nook's Deserted Island Getaway Package below.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to release March 20 on Nintendo Switch.

What do you hope to see in the upcoming Nintendo Direct? Let us know in the comments section.