You were crowned Animal trafficking: New frontiers Winner of this year’s Nintendo Game at the Golden Joystick Awards
Nintendo has had a very strong year and has come to the switch console with a host of incredible games. But Animal Crossing: New Horizons got more votes to beat other candidates. In first place, Tom Nook’s Island Exit Collection won the Pokemon Sword and Shield, Paper Mario: The Origami King and Clubhouse Games: 51 World Classics.
Full list of nominees:
- Animal trafficking: New frontiers
- Pokemon sword and shield
- Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for the Nintendo Switch
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- Paper Mario: Origami King
- Super Mario Brothers35
- Clubhouse Games: 51 World Classics
Re-released in March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons captured the imagination of players around the world by allowing them to create their own virtual island. Together with a group of adorable obscure friends, the latest entry in the Animal Crossing series has become a platform for people to celebrate milestones and occasions together. It set the scene for a new talk show and a tribute to many, many fans for many owners and series.
It has been enjoying tremendous success since its inception, and this game continues to keep everyone returning to Tom Nook’s vacation spot, with frequent updates throughout the seasons. There are plenty of new additions to spice up island life, from making a splash by swimming in the ocean in the summer renovation, to bringing pumpkins and scary vibes with a Halloween event.
Yes, for many, New Horizons was released when everyone was most in need. This is definitely its place as Nintendo’s Game of the Year. Congratulations to everyone at Nintendo who revived this Animal Crossing adventure, and to everyone who made the shortlist and made a fantastic recommendation.