Animal Crossing: New Horizons

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 20/03/2020
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With our Deserted Island Getaway Package, a carefree new life awaits you on a peaceful paradise of your own making, yes, yes!

I’m sure you’ll want to sign up immediately! Let’s get you started…

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Welcome to the

Deserted Island Getaway Package!

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!

The path to paradise

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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Important notes regarding save data

- This game does not support the Save Data Cloud functionality of Nintendo Switch Online. However, a service to back-up Animal Crossing: New Horizons save data and recover it from the server in the event of console failure, loss or theft is available to Nintendo Switch Online members. For more information, please see our Support section.

- This game does not currently support the ability to transfer your save file from one Nintendo Switch console to another. However, a function specific to Animal Crossing: New Horizons to move users and save data to another console is planned for later this year.

1To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

2For automatic downloads, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download.

3Active internet connection required.

*Local multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required. Up to 8 players registered as users on a Nintendo Switch console can live on one shared island, and up to four residents of one island can play simultaneously on one console. Please note: only one island can exist per Nintendo Switch console, irrespective of the number of users registered to or copies of the game used on one console. One Nintendo Switch and one copy of the game is required for each unique island.

**Up to eight people can play together on one island via local wireless or online play. Local wireless multiplayer requires one console and one copy of the software per player. Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

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To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership service.

Please note: this software does not support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership’s Save Data Cloud backup feature.

Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

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Free summer update (Vol.2) out now!

Let's light up the sky! Enjoy weekly firework shows throughout August and travel to distant islands in your dreams via a free update* to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, available now!

*Software update required. Broadband internet connection required to download software updates. The registration and linkage of a Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement is required.The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies.

Your new island life begins...

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Life on the island may pass in real time, but you can be as active or laid back as you like. Camp under the stars forever, or build a house. Keep the island natural, or build paths and bridges. Become close with a few islanders, or help many new friends settle in. The choice is yours!

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The more you do, the more things you’ll discover. Catch wildlife to attract the eye of a friendly curator, gather materials to expand the island’s facilities, or build enough to intrigue even more would-be residents. Even the smallest thing can lead to something much bigger...

Every day something new

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As the seasons change, so does the island. Catch a diverse range of bugs and fish all year long, forage for mushrooms, build snowmen, pick flowers, whatever you please. Unique seasonal events like Bunny Day* also take place throughout the year, with special visitors and other activities really livening things up.

Your life in the palm of your hand

Behold, the NookPhone – Nook Inc.’s hottest gadget housing all kinds of apps to make your life easier! Use the Nook Mileage program to inspire you with things to do on the island, store DIY Recipes for crafting, keep track of your wildlife catches with the Critterpedia, create your own custom clothing designs and much, much more.

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Do it yourself!

Don’t just see your new home as a deserted island – think of it as a ball of clay, ready to be shaped as you see fit. Clay...or wood, rock or anything else! Use these materials and more to fashion the tools, furniture and other items needed to turn this blank canvas into the greatest island for miles around!

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You can craft something in just three simple steps:

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Eventually, you can turn your hand to construction of bridges and paths to help your islanders get around. Save up enough Nook Miles and you can even reshape the landscape itself: carve rivers, fill in land and even raise or lower clifftops!

Come fly with me

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Located at the southern edge of the island, the airport is your gateway to your island. Not only is it where new residents and visitors will arrive, but you can also take trips to far-off lands using special tickets, earned with Nook Miles.

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Enjoy tours to islands packed with new materials, flora and fauna for you to bring back home. Travel to Photopia and set up choreographed shoots with your islanders. Or jump on the plane and travel to the islands of your friends, either locally or online**.

* Free software update required. Broadband internet connection required to download software updates. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Find out more about how to update games on Nintendo Switch.

**Up to eight people can play together on one island via local wireless or online play. Local wireless multiplayer requires one console and one copy of the software per player. Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

An island for everyone!

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Being on an island doesn’t mean you have to be alone – a new life means new friends to share it with! After all, Tom Nook’s Deserted Island Getaway Package has folk signing up in droves, and they all need somewhere to live. Maybe your island will be the one they choose?

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Starting with a couple of residents who arrive with you, it’s up to you to create a place that others will want to call home. Improve your island’s reputation by decorating and building, then watch the curious newcomers roll in. Soon enough, you’ll have a paradise packed with friendly faces!

Friends for life

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As the Resident Representative, you’re the go-to person for every new islander that arrives. Do your best to make them feel welcome! Everything you do with each resident builds your friendship with them, and they’re sure to repay the favour. From letters and gifts to materials and more, your new friends will always show just how much they appreciate you!

A night under the stars

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Create a campsite and you’ll open the door to making even more new friends! You can even use Animal Crossing amiibo cards (sold separately) to invite the characters you specifically want to the campsite. Help them out with some tasks and they might consider moving to the island for good!

A life lived together

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Remember, island life is even more fun when you share the experience with friends! A single Nintendo Switch hosts one island and up to eight registered users can live on that island, each with their own home. How you work together to create your island paradise is up to you!

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Even better, you can play locally on the same Nintendo Switch with up to four people at the same time*, enjoying events and life around the island together.

Off to distant lands!

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With local wireless or online** multiplayer, you’ll discover that your island isn’t the only paradise out there! Head to the airport and take a trip to a friend’s island or invite them to yours instead, with up to eight people able to visit a single island at any one time.

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Life goes on even when playing with friends, so you can look forward to enjoying all the same events and most activities as on your own island. Visiting other people’s islands via local wireless also pays off in Nook Miles – rack up bonuses every time you travel and you’ll be rolling in miles to spend in no time!

*Local multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required. Up to 8 players registered as users on a Nintendo Switch console can live on one shared island, and up to four residents of one island can play simultaneously on one console. Please note: only one island can exist per Nintendo Switch console, irrespective of the number of users registered to or copies of the game used on one console. One Nintendo Switch and one copy of the game is required for each unique island.

**Up to eight people can play together on one island via local wireless or online play. Local wireless multiplayer requires one console and one copy of the software per player. Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

Digital Version

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You can pre-order a digital version of Animal Crossing: New Horizons via this gamepage1 or from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console. You can also purchase a download code from selected retailers.

Please note: you will be directly charged for the full price of the title upon purchase, and the title will not be playable before the launch date on March 20th 2020.

Available with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers

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If you’re a Nintendo Switch Online member, there’s an exclusive offer available to you: the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers programme!

It allows you to buy two Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers for just £84.00. Each voucher can be redeemed for a download version of any game from the programme’s catalogue, so you can get two games together at a reduced price!

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For example, if you redeem one voucher today to download Animal Crossing: New Horizons and use the other to download either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, you’ll save £15.98 from the combined Nintendo eShop price for that pair of games!

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£49.99

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£49.99

Regularly £99.98 for both – you save £15.98!

Nintendo Switch Online members can buy and redeem Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers via Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

 

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition

– available March 20th!*

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This special Nintendo Switch bundle has everything you need to start your new island life, including an island-themed console, dock, Joy-Con controllers and straps, as well as a download code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Two different Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed carry cases (one for Nintendo Switch, one for Nintendo Switch Lite) are also available.

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Tap in any Animal Crossing amiibo figure or amiibo card (sold separately) and expand your Animal Crossing: New Horizons experience! Print posters to decorate your house with, set up photo shoots on Photopia, or invite many of your favourite characters to the campsite on your island. Who knows, they might even stay!

1To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to your Nintendo Switch console. You'll need to have your console registered as the active console for downloads for your Nintendo Account by visiting Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

*Please check with your local retailer for information on current availability.

Categories

Animal Life, Simulation

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Nintendo

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Nintendo Switch Game Card

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Nintendo Switch

Release date

20/03/2020

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3

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Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

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