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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
あつまれ どうぶつの森
Atsumare Dōbutsu no Mori
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North American box art.
Developer(s): Nintendo EPD
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Simulation
Players: 1-8
Predecessor: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Successor: N/A
Copyrights: © 2020 Nintendo
Release dates
Worldwide:

March 20, 2020[1]

Ratings
ACB:

G

CERO:

A

ESRB:

E

GRAC:

A

PEGI:

3

USK:

0

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons[1] is the seventh main installment in the Animal Crossing series, released for Nintendo Switch in March 2020.

Blurb[edit]

Nintendo website

Escape to Your Personal Island Paradise

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.

Show off your island utopia to family and friends—or pack your bags and visit theirs. Whether playing online or with others beside you, island living is even better when you can share it. Even without hopping on a flight, you’ll meet a cast of charming animal residents bursting with personality. Friendly faces like Tom Nook and Isabelle will lend their services and happily help you grow your budding community. Escape to your island getaway—however, whenever, and wherever you want.

Build your community from scratch on a deserted island brimming with possibility
Create your personal getaway and customize your character, home, decorations, and even the landscape itself
Collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools! Then, use what you create to give your island a personal touch
Watch as the time of day and seasons match real life—even your hemisphere! Each day holds potential for surprises and discoveries
Get to know the island residents, garden, fish, decorate, hunt for fossils, and more!
Show off your paradise – play on the same system with a total of 4 people, or play together online or over local wireless for fun with up to 8 players

Development[edit]

A new Animal Crossing title for Nintendo Switch was originally announced in the Nintendo Direct on September 13, 2018, with a planned release in 2019.[2] The game was shown for the first time during Nintendo's E3 2019 presentation, revealing that the game's release had been pushed back to March 2020.[1]

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details
Media

Nintendo Switch Game Card
Digital download

Download size

7.0 GB

Supported features

Nintendo Switch Online (Online Play, Smartphone App), amiibo (Read Only)

Input / compatible controllers

Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller,

Additional content[edit]

Updates[edit]

List of updates
Version No. Release Date Description
1.1.0 March 20, 2020
  • Online connectivity features
    • It's now possible to visit other islands through online play via the internet.
    • Added features related to NookLink, a Nintendo Switch Online smart device app game-specific service.
    • Added functionality for Best Friends.
    • Message cards can now be sent to friends or received from friends.
  • General updates
    • Added a seasonal event.
    • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.
1.1.1 March 26, 2020
  • General updates
    • Fixed a serious issue that affected game balance.
    • In order to experience an upcoming seasonal event, after downloading Ver. 1.1.1 and once the event starts (real-world time), you will need to launch the software while connected to the internet to update to Ver. 1.1.1a.
    • Please note that a user with a linked Nintendo Account must launch the software to update to Ver. 1.1.1a.
1.1.2 April 2, 2020
  • General updates
    • Fixed an issue where an animal you’ve invited to move from another island doesn’t actually move, leaving the plot of land allocated for them to move to sold and unoccupied.
      • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data:
        After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, the sold plot of land will revert to being available, and a new animal will become able to move there again.
      • Note: Unfortunately, the animal that was originally invited to move to your island when the issue occurred will not return to their original island, nor will their plan to move to your island be carried out.
    • Fixed an issue where a request from Tom Nook for the Resident Representative to find a plot of land for new residents disappears.
      • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data:
        After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, if the island is developed to a certain point (Nook’s Cranny is either under construction or completed), the next time the Resident Representative plays the game, a special event will trigger during the island-wide broadcast and the story will move forward.
    • Fixed an issue where, after deleting a resident, it becomes impossible to move their house and/or other structures.
      • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data:
        After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.2, it will once more become possible to request that these structures be moved.
    • Fixed an issue where both Nook Miles and Bells are subtracted when you use Nook Miles Ticket to go on a Mystery Tour and purchase an item from Wilbur.
    • Other issues are now resolved.
1.1.3 April 3, 2020
  • General updates
    • Addressed an issue where balloons would no longer fly over the island under certain circumstances.
1.1.4 April 6, 2020
  • General updates
    • Fixed an issue where, when Flick is on your island, if you give him the number of scarab beetles required for a model, the model you receive is of a different insect.
      • How this issue will be resolved in affected save data:
        After the software is updated to Ver. 1.1.4, if you give Flick the required number of scarab beetles again, you will receive the correct model.
    • Adjusted the appearance rate of some Bunny Day eggs through 11.04.2020.
      • Note: Eggs will be easier to find on Bunny Day itself, which takes place on 12.04.2020.
1.2.0 April 23, 2020
  • General updates
    • The following visiting merchants can now visit the island.
      • Leif (gardening shop)
      • Redd (Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler)
    • Added seasonal events.
    • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.
1.2.1 May 21, 2020
  • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.
1.3.0 July 3, 2020
  • General Updates
    • Players can now wear a wet suit and go diving in the ocean.
    • Players can now catch sea creatures while diving, which they can then donate to the museum.
    • Players can now encounter new visiting characters somewhere on the island.
    • Nook Miles can now be traded for new items.
    • New seasonal items have been added to the Nook Shopping catalog, available for limited time only.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • The names of several fish have been fixed in Korean and Simplified Chinese.
    • Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.
1.3.1 July 10, 2020
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Addressed issue where players could not properly use a zen bridge or red zen bridge placed on top of a cliff (third tier).
    • Addressed issue where a wet suit would not be available for sale within Nook's Cranny.
    • Addressed issue where hermit crabs would appear in places other than the beach.
    • Addressed issue where a dialogue bubble would improperly appear after speaking with island residents.
1.4.0 July 30, 2020
  • General updates
    • A new seasonal event, Fireworks Shows, has been added.
    • New limited-time seasonal items have been added to Nook Shopping.
    • A new feature was added to the NookPhone Camera app, allowing you to turn off the guide information by pressing in the R Stick.
    • The “funny glasses” item now matches up with player skin color variations.
  • Online connectivity features
    • A new feature allows you to sleep in a bed and meet Luna. You can upload a dream of your island via the internet or visit other uploaded dream islands.
    • New features have been added to the Custom Designs Portal. You can now search by design name or type. You can now create a list of favorite creators.
    • A new feature has been added for backing up save data to Nintendo’s servers via the internet. You can use backed up save data with the island backup restoration service if your Nintendo Switch system is lost or broken.
      • You must be a member of Nintendo Switch Online and enable backups within Animal Crossing: New Horizons to use this new feature.
      • Save data cannot be restored at a customer’s discretionary timing. If your system is broken, you must contact Nintendo Support to start a repair request. If you have lost your system, you must contact Nintendo Support.
      • This feature does not allow save data (island data) to be transferred to a different system. We currently plan on adding a save data transfer feature within 2020. Information on the feature and timing will be announced at a future time.
  • Fixed issues
    • Other adjustments were made to improve the game play experience.
1.4.1 August 6, 2020 The following issues that occurred in Ver. 1.4.0 have been fixed:
  • Fixed an issue where trees could mature and contain things other than the normal fruit, etc.
  • Fixed an issue where shining soil disappears after returning to your own island after a dream and buried Bells appear in that location instead.
  • Fixed an issue where the player swings their shovel through the air when attempting to hit a rock placed at a certain location.
1.4.2 August 21, 2020 The following issues have been addressed:
  • From Ver. 1.4.1:
    • Fixed issue where the Sumo Ring would not display properly.
  • From Ver. 1.4.0:
    • Fixed issue where the game would shut down under certain conditions when dreaming.
    • Fixed issue where shining soil would improperly appear behind buildings and other places.
    • Fixed issue where specific message cards sent from villagers the player is close friends with would not arrive in the player's mailbox as intended.
  • From Ver. 1.3.0:
    • Changed the MTU when playing with others from 1364 to 1240 in order to investigate an issue where players cannot play with others in certain network environments.
1.5.0 September 30, 2020
  • General updates
    • A new seasonal event, Halloween, has been added.
    • Pumpkins (produce item) and DIY projects that use pumpkins have been added.
    • Added new features for visiting dream islands with Luna: the ability to choose your destination from a list of previously visited dream islands and the ability to favorite previously visited dream islands.
    • It is now possible to hide items that are not for sale by pressing the Y Button when viewing the catalog via Nook Shopping.
  • Fixed issues
    • In Nook Shopping, fixed a bug where posters could be ordered of animals other than those who had been invited to Photopia.
    • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
1.5.1 October 9, 2020
  • Fixed an issue where some title keywords obtained via Nook Miles would not appear within the Passport.
  • Fixed an issue where certain messages would display in English for users playing in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, or Russian.
  • Fixed an issue where animal residents would talk about pumpkins when given a bamboo shoot.
  • Fixed an issue where it was no longer possible to jump over a river based on the location of certain furniture.
1.6.0 November 19, 2020
  • General updates
    • Two seasonal events, Turkey Day and Toy Day, have been added.
    • Residents can visit Resident Services to put in a request to increase the capacity of their home storage.
    • Luna can now offer random dream destinations by selecting the “Surprise me” option.
    • A new feature for transferring save data between different systems has been added.
      • This feature only transfers save data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When necessary, please use the Nintendo Switch “Transfer Your User Data” feature as well.
    • The following content has also been added:
  • Fixed issues
    • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
1.7.0 January 28, 2021
  • General updates
    • A seasonal event, Festivale, has been added.
    • The following content has also been added:
      • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.
  • Fixed issues
    • Fixed an issue preventing players from receiving the mermaid fence recipe from Pascal.
    • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
1.8.0 February 25, 2021
  • General updates
    • Collaboration items have been added as part of the Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary. These items can be ordered from Nook Shopping starting March 1, 2021.
    • The following content has also been added:
      • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.
  • Fixed issues
    • Fixed an issue from Ver. 1.7.0 where if a User selected their own User icon from the HOME Menu followed by “Search for Users You Played With” in the “Add Friend” Menu after an online or local wireless multiplayer session, the Nintendo Switch User Nickname of the other player would be displayed under “In-Game Name” when that player was selected from “Users You Have Played With”.
    • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
1.9.0 March 18, 2021
  • General updates
    • The Bunny Day seasonal event has been updated.
    • Additional support for the Sanrio® Collaboration amiibo cards has been added.
    • New miles redemption options have been added to the Nook Stop.
    • The following content has also been added:
      • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.
      • Nintendo Switch Online membership item.
  • Fixed issues
    • Fixed an issue from Ver. 1.4.0 where if a player used a wand to transform, then swapped their wand for another item while their pockets are full, the player would no longer be able to remove the transformation outfit.
    • Fixed an issue from Ver. 1.7.0 involving kits where a player could dig where they normally shouldn’t be able to if they change their mind after using the “Let me imagine it...” option.
    • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
1.10.0 April 28, 2021
  • General updates
    • The May Day, International Museum Day, and “wedding season” seasonal events have been updated.
    • It’s now possible to wake up from a dream by using the – Button.
    • The following content has also been added:
      • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.
  • Fixed issues
    • Fixed an issue where the player could build a fence on the pier when standing on top of a custom design placed on the ground.
    • Other adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
1.11.0 July 29, 2021
  • General updates
    • Seasonal events have been updated.
    • The following content has also been added:
      • Additional limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping.
  • Fixed issues
    • Adjustments and corrections were made to improve the game play experience.
1.11.1 August 10, 2021 The following issues that occurred in Ver. 1.11.0 have been fixed:
  • Fixed an issue where the DIY Recipes app does not order DIYs correctly when prompting a "Obtained order" sort.
  • Fixed an issue where certain items in Harv's Island could not be displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where Nook's Cranny could not play a different music track 10 minutes before the shop closed.
  • Fixed an issue where clouds would not appear in certain seasons.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019. Nintendo (YouTube; June 11, 2019). Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  2. Animal Crossing is Coming to Nintendo Switch!. Nintendo (YouTube; September 13, 2018). Retrieved November 3, 2018


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Doubutsu no Mori • Doubutsu no Mori+ • e+ • Animal Crossing • Wild World • City Folk • New Leaf • New Horizons

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Clock • Calculator • Happy Home Designer • amiibo Festival • Pocket Camp

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