Animal Crossing: New Horizons was one of the biggest game releases of 2020. It was also one of the most popular releases to come to Nintendo ever. Animal Crossing itself is a long-time franchise, dating back to the early 2000s, and has seen a huge reemergence since the release of New Horizons. 

In the game, you decide to stake your claim on an island via a travel agency created by one of Animal Crossing's iconic characters, Tom Nook. You choose which style of the island you want from a layout standpoint and then you're off to your new home. 

Your island is beautiful but doesn't feature anything yet aside from a couple of tents including your own and a couple of other island settlers who you meet. You can eventually build things up how you like, but what can you do early on in your adventures as you try to grow? 

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