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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

March 20, 2020[1]













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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.


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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


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

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,


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  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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Main games

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

Side games / applications

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

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