New Horizons

From amiibo compatibility to no Cloud backup, here’s everything we know so far about Animal Crossing: New Horizons so you can stay up to date with the hype.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the latest mainline game in the beloved series, and will give the player the opportunity to develop a deserted island. This is drastically different to all previous games in the series, and is one of a number of highly anticipated new features.

AC:NH has been confirmed to arrive on March 20th, 2020.


Everything We Know So Far

  • There can only be one island per Nintendo Switch console
  • There can be 4 players playing on a local connection and 8 players with online connection
  • New Horizons will not be compatible with Cloud backup to avoid players ‘manipulating time’. Whether that means time travel will be eliminated too still remains to be seen
  • There are no plans to have split-screen multiplayer
  • Voice chat will be available through Nintendo Switch Online
  • Nintendo pays close attention to fans’ feedback
  • Nook Miles will be able to be exchanged for new items to collect
  • New Horizons is planned to be compatible with both amiibo cards and figures, but no more details can be released at this stage
  • You’ll be able to hear K.K slider perform every Saturday
  • There will be new ways to listen to K.K. Slider’s music, including over the radio (even if the radio is placed outside)
  • Decorations will be able to be placed both inside and outside
  • In-game seasons will depend on the hemisphere the player lives in
  • Nook Miles will provide rewards for the player when certain tasks or requirements are completed
  • You start the game with two animal neighbors, they will check with you before placing their homes to make sure the location is okay
  • Those two original neighbours can’t be forced out, however they can choose to move out on their own
  • New recipes for crafting can be given to you by your animal neighbours
  • Tom Nook, Timmy and Tommy will be available on the island from the start of the game
  • An autosave feature will be in place
  • As a result of autosave, Resetti has lost his job. However he might make a return in another role as the player progresses in the game
  • Tom Nook’s provides Resident Services on the island
  • Your animal neighbours are also in debt to Tom Nook
  • No new personality types
  • All hair, skin colours and facial features will be available from the start and will not be restricted by gender
  • Pocket Camp and New Horizons won’t be directly connected, but there may be collaborations between the two
  • Isabelle will make a return providing the player progresses to advance the island enough
  • My New Horizons Journal

    18th Mar 2020 by

    I meant to post this earlier but anyways…. life (and worrying about the corona virus) gets in the way. I’ve been working on my New Horizons journal for the past two-ish weeks and I’m really proud of the results so far! I was super inspired by all of the creative people on Twitter sharing their… Read more

  • Nowhere’s backstory

    17th Mar 2020 by

    With the release of New Horizons only two days away (not that I’m counting down the minutes or anything…) I thought I’d make a post detailing the backstory I’ve written for the Island of Nowhere and how resident Indie came to arrive there. So without further ado, here’s the story of an enchanted island somewhere… Read more

  • Petition For Nintendo To Introduce Cloud Saving For New Horizons

    20th Jun 2019 by

    It’s only been 9 days since Nintendo revealed an official trailer and game play footage for the newest mainline Animal Crossing game at E3, and fans have already started a petition to get Nintendo to change their minds on an issue that has players very concerned. The producer for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Higashi Nogami,… Read more

  • Why The Delay Is A Good Thing

    15th Jun 2019 by

    With Animal Crossing: New Horizon coming out next year, I just wanted to talk a little bit about why delaying the release date is actually a good thing for both Nintendo and us, the hardcore fans.

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