They almost had us. At the end of Thursday's Nintendo Direct, Animal Crossing's Isabelle showed up and the world was whole for a brief moment. Then, Nintendo shattered the planet by revealing that Isabelle would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.Β A great pick, to be sure, but dangling Animal Crossing in front of fans' faces was brutal. That's when Tom Nook arrived to say that a new game in the series is indeed hitting Nintendo Switch in 2019.

The internet is still reeling from what was honestly a pretty merciless troll on the part of Nintendo. Here are some of the best reactions that came out of the announcements.


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