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Read about the latest Nintendo Direct on February 20th for Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH). Learn about Nook Link, Party Play, Free Updates, and the Best Friend feature!!!

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Overview Of Animal Crossing Direct

On February 20th, many of the new features in Animal Crossing New Horizon were revealed during Nintendo Direct. This includes new features, gameplay details, new app Nook Link, & more!

Choose Your Favorite Place To Live

Choose From Northern Or Southern Hemisphere


▲Spring in North and Fall on South.

You can choose which side of the hemisphere you'd like to live in. Depending on the hemisphere, the season will come in different timing.

Learn More About Difference Of Northern & Southern Hemisphere

Choose The Landscape


By choosing which island you want to live, you can choose the landscape of the island.

Check Out the Best Island Layout Here

Terraform Terrain Later On

Terraform Terrain Later On

You can change the hill and water terrain tile by getting Permits later in the game, allowing for terraforming of the entire island at your will! Anything is possible with this new feature.

Island Terraforming & Changing Terrain

Build Your Own House


When you first arrive at the deserted island, you get a tent to live in anywhere on the island. If you would like to live in a larger house, you can get a loan to build a bigger house. By having your own house, you get storage to put furniture & items without actually placing them in your room.

Check Out Best Tent Location Here!

▲Store items in your storage

New Facilities In The Island

Resident Services

Resident Services

A Resident Services Nook Inc. provides allow you to shop everyday goods, sell unwanted goods & many more convenient services.

Check Out Resident Services Building Guide!

Use DIY Workbench To Craft


By using the DIY Workbench inside of the Resident Services, you can craft furniture by using the materials you get from trees and rocks in the island. You need to learn the DIY recipe first to craft new items.

Check Out DIY Crafting Guide Here!

▲Customize Workshop changes the design of DIY goods



At airport you can visit someone else's island or invite your friends to your island.

Airport - Multiplayer Function & Uses

Send Message To Residents


You can also send message to the residents in your island from the card stand.

Play Up To 8 People With Online Play

online play

You can invite up to 8 people to your island from Airport by using Online Play feature. You can use this feature locally or via online.

Check Out Online Multiplayer Features Here!

Go On An Island Tours

small island

By using the Nook Miles Ticket you get by spending Nook Milage points, you can visit small deserted island. This small island is filled with natural resources such as trees and flowers for you to take home for DIY materials.

Check Out How To Get Nook Miles Fast!

...And More Facilities!

Check Out All Facilities List!

Things You Can Do With Nook Phone

Convenient Tools With Many Features

Nook Phone

Nook Phone is pre-installed with variety of convenient apps such as camera and maps.

Nook Phone Apps List

Check Out Nook Phone Apps & Features!

New Web Service Nook Link

New Web Service Nook Link

Nook Link

Within the Nintendo Switch Online App, there will be new web service called Nook Link. It lets you do several things such as bringing the custom design you've made in Animal Crossing New Leaf and Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer.

Check Out How To Use Nook Link App!

Nook Link Releases On March 2020

Nook Link will be available on March 2020, shortly after the launch of Animal Crossing New Horizon.

Free Updates & Campaign

First Free Update Is On March 20th

free update

Free Update adds new characters and events in your island. The first free update is expected to launch on March 20th, the same day as the release date.

free updates

▲More Seasonal Updates Are Expected!

Collaboration With Animal Crossing Pocket Camp


There will be collaboration event with Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. You can receive special item by playing both New Horizon and Pocket Camp.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Play The Game Together With A Single Game?


Yes. Up to 8 residence can live in one island with one single Nintendo Switch.

Does The Game Supports Amibo?


Yes. It supports both Amiibo figures and Amiibo Cards from the Animal Crossing series. You can invite familiar faces in Photopia and conduct a photoshoot.

Check Out Amiibo Compatibility List!

What If I Lose My Save Data?


Save Data Cloud Feature is not supported on Animal Crossing New Horizon. However, Nintendo plans to develop the backup service for certain cases such as console damage. It will be released sometime after launch.

Check Out How To Backup Save Data!

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