There shall be no pride and accomplishment here.
We reported earlier this week that the ESRB rating shown on game page of the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the official Nintendo website mentioned that the game would have in-game purchases, which pointed to the possibility of microtransactions in the game. While some of you may have started to worry about that, it seems that will not be the case after all.
The aforementioned game page has since been updated (as spotted by Nintendo Life), and the ESRB rating has been too. It now just mentions “comic mischief”, and any mention of in-game purchases has been removed. Perhaps the rating shown earlier was an error on either Nintendo’s or ESRB’s part.
Animal Crossing is due out for the Switch on March 20, and pre-loading for the game is now live. Nintendo recently confirmed that they will add a save data recovery feature to the game after launch for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers (but the game still won’t allow save data transfers).