The first anniversary of Animal Crossing New Horizons is near and there appears to be no end to the different content the game is providing for its fans. In the latest February 2021 Nintendo Direct, a new update that involves iconic Super Mario in-game items will be integrated into the game within the same month. Now, publishing company Viz Media has revealed that it will be making an English adaptation of the title’s hit Japanese manga title Animal Crossing New Horizons – Deserted Island Diary.
The fan base of Animal Crossing New Horizons always appears to be alive and kicking. Fans are provided frequent incentives to keep them coming back into the game as the developers are regularly giving content updates.
This includes seasonal activities for Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, and even the recent Festivale event that featured the exclusive New Leaf character Pave. Now, players can also have some Animal Crossing New Horizons-themed reading material thanks to Viz Media.
In the publisher’s official Twitter account, Viz Media reveals that Animal Crossing New Horizons – Deserted Island Diary will be available to the public in English beginning this fall. The original Animal Crossing New Horizons manga material initially appeared in CoroCoro Comic – a Japanese magazine that regularly publishes manga content once per month.
Fans will possibly be very hyped about the adaptation of Viz Media, as this will be the first Animal Crossing manga that will be officially translated into English, and made available to the market outside of Japan.
Viz Media also mentioned the Japanese manga cover in the same Twitter post, providing the gaming community a little teaser of what content or story they can anticipate from the Animal Crossing New Horizons manga.
Announcement: Animal Crossing: New Horizons-Deserted Island Diary, a new manga series featuring your favorite villagers, debuts Fall 2021. 🍃 pic.twitter.com/wo5CXHR5xn
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) February 19, 2021
Famous characters including business mogul Tom Nook, the Nooklings, Blathers the museum curator, and even special event characters like Gulliver and Wisp are in the artwork. The player’s villages are also featured front and center, showing what they can do best, collecting items and working hard to improve life on their deserted island getaway.
Animal Crossing New Horizons fans might also notice that the cover contains some of the game’s newly added villagers like Dom and Raymond. With the staple villagers possibly being the biggest takeaway in most Animal Crossing titles, it can be likely that the manga will feature stories of them and what they usually do around the island when a player is not around.