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Nintendo has launched an official Instagram account for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

This promises to highlight “all the island residents and get a look at their everyday lives,” with the peppy bird villager Twiggy starring in the first Instagram post.

The yellow bird resembles a parakeet, and has appeared in every game in Nintendo’s long-running social simulation series.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players set out on an ultra-exclusive Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package.

This provides you with the chance to enjoy a peaceful existence full of creativity, charm and the freedom to roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be.

That will see you collect resources so that you can craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools, working to set up a homestead that can be freely decorated – both inside and out.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.