Step onto your very own island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch. Life might be a little rustic at first – but paradise is what you make it, and new friends and opportunities are just waiting to be discovered.
- Customise your Animal Crossing character and home
- Decorate the landscape to create an island paradise
- Experience a robust new crafting system
- Collect materials to construct furniture and tools
- Enjoy gardening, fishing and decorating
- Interact with charming NPCs
- Up to 8 players can reside on an island
New Crafting System
Collect DIY recipes and gather materials to craft tools and furniture. Then, build bridges, paths, slopes and rivers to decorate your island. It won’t happen overnight, but with a little elbow grease, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons island can become a place to call home.
Share Your Paradise
More residents will arrive as your island improves. Help them get settled, lend a hand with tasks and send gifts. Up to 8 people registered on one Nintendo Switch can live on the same island, and up to 4 can enjoy island life at the same time. You can also play with up to 7 people either locally or online, travelling to their islands or inviting them to yours.
A carefree new life is just beyond the horizon! Step off the plane and onto your very own deserted island where new friends, discoveries and opportunities are waiting for you. Paradise is what you make it in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch!
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The path to paradise
With nothing but a tent and your trusty new NookPhone, life will be a tad rustic to start with. But don’t worry! With a little elbow grease, the island can become somewhere you’re proud to call home. As they say, if you want things just right, there’s really only one option: do it yourself!
Collect DIY Recipes, then gather the materials needed. Craft tools needed for everyday use or outdoor furniture that can improve life for everyone. Decorate the island in all kinds of creative ways, or build bridges, paths, slopes and rivers to fashion the island however you like. It won’t happen overnight, but seeing the results take shape will be oh-so satisfying!
The more, the merrier!
You can’t turn your island into a paradise without others to share it with! Although you’ll only have a few to begin with, more would-be residents will arrive as the island improves. Help them get settled, then lend a hand with tasks, send gifts, arrange photo shoots on the island of Photopia and more, all in the name of friendship!
Better yet, up to eight people registered on one Nintendo Switch can live on the same island, and up to four can enjoy island life simultaneously*. You can also play with up to seven people either locally or online**, travelling to their islands or inviting them to yours. Whether you’re sharing gifts, competing in bug contests or just enjoying each other’s company, there’s always more fun to be had with friends!
A living, breathing world
Seasons change, time passes, residents get on with their day – even when you’re not around, life on your island goes on. Experience every season and all the unique things that each one brings to your new home!
Listen for Tom Nook’s daily announcements telling you what’s currently happening. Time-sensitive events such as special holidays and fishing tournaments come and go, so every sunrise can bring something or someone new to the island. Enjoy each experience while it lasts, then look forward to the next one!
- Release date: 20 March 2020
- Digital Download Size: 7.2GB Additional storage may be needed on your console for installation or software updates.
- Category: Simulation
- Players: 1 – 8
- Play mode: amiibo, Handheld mode, Tabletop mode, TV mode
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
Supported Play Modes
Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.