Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the fifth main series game in the Animal Crossing series and was released on March 20, 2020.
In New Horizons, the player assumes the role of a customizable character who moves to a deserted island after purchasing a package from Tom Nook, a tanuki character who has appeared in every entry in the Animal Crossing series. Taking place in real-time, the player can explore the island in a nonlinear fashion, gathering and crafting items, catching insects and fish, and developing the island into a community of anthropomorphic animals.
New Horizons was a major commercial hit, breaking the console game record for most digital units sold in a single month with five million sells, and has currently sold over 26 million copies. It became the best-selling game in the Animal Crossing series, and the second best-selling game on the Nintendo Switch (after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe); it is currently the 28th best-selling video game in history. Its success has been partially attributed to its release during the COVID-19 pandemic, with players spending more time at home. It received acclaim from critics, with many praising its gameplay and customization options and calling it the best game in the series; it won the award for Game of the Year at the Japan Game Awards.
Shogi Souta Fujii (18) pointed to the 58th move and 3 Ichigin in the 2nd station of the 5th game of the Kisei Match held on June 28, saying "2020 U-Can New Words and Trends" Selected as 30 nominated words for the "Word Award". In 2017, Souta Fujii was nominated for "Fujii Fever" and won a special award for "29 consecutive wins", and this is his second nomination. The genius go player, who has set new youngest records one after another, is likely to attract attention again at the end of this year.
It was the second match of the Kisei War against Akira Watanabe, the astonishing play proclaimed as "beyond AI" was by Souta Fujii. It was one of the most anticipated wins for the title at youngest ever, but the double crowned Fujii surprised not only the player, Hulic Cup Kisei, but also many people. The reason for the nomination was "The move that Souta Fujii pointed to in the second station of the Shogi Kisei Match with a consideration time of 23 minutes was the best move that AI read and guided 600 million moves (the best move in the situation). "