Animal Crossing: New Horizons

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 20/03/2020

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Now available to pre-order

Can’t wait to play? You can pre-order Animal Crossing: New Horizons from this gamepage1 or from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch console.

If you pre-order, you can preload ahead of release and the game’s data will be downloaded to your Nintendo Switch automatically2. Then, at midnight on March 20th 2020, the game will unlock3 so you can jump in without delay!

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.

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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, the ability to recover Animal Crossing: New Horizons save data from the server in the event of console failure, loss or theft will be available to Nintendo Switch Online members later this year.

- 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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What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH, payable with Nintendo eShop funds usable through your Nintendo Account. The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

This content may be purchased by users who have registered a Nintendo Account and accepted the respective legal terms. To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, a Nintendo Network ID is also required and your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. To start the purchasing process, it is necessary to sign in with the Nintendo Account and the Nintendo Network ID. After signing in it will be possible to review the details and complete the purchase.

To be able to purchase content for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems, your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. If the funds have not yet been merged, you will have the option to do so during the purchase process. You will be able to review the details and complete the purchase on the next screen.

The details of this offer apply to users who sign in with a Nintendo Account with the country setting corresponding to the country setting of this website. If the country setting of a Nintendo Account is different, the details of this offer may be adjusted (for example, the price will be displayed in the respective local currency).

After the purchase is completed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to the respective Nintendo Account, or respective Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

This product contains technological protection measures.

Content not playable before the release date: {{releaseDate}} . The payment is taken directly upon purchase.

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.

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 R1559. 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 R299 from the combined Nintendo eShop price for that pair of games!

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R929

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R929

Regularly R1858 for both – you save R299!

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

Publisher

Nintendo

Age rating

TBD

Download version (Nintendo Switch)

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

20/03/2020

Age rating

TBD

Controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

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

Download size

6391.00 MB

Nintendo Switch Game Card

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

20/03/2020

Age rating

TBD

Controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

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