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Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo Switch

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At a glance

Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible

Highlights

  • 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

Specifications

Model Compatibility: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite

ESRB Content Description: No descriptors

Electronics Condition: New

Video Game Genre: Action/adventure

Software Format: ROM cartridge

ESRB Age Rating: E - Everyone

TCIN: 76780148
UPC: 045496596439
Item Number (DPCI): 207-30-0213

Description

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.

Polygon - "...crafting systems in this game are lovely."
The Verge - "the video game equivalent of a relaxing getaway…"
IGN - "... full of surprises."
GameSpot - "the ability to alter your island to fit your grand plans is exciting. "

If you don’t already have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can try it out with a free 7-day trial. Don't worry if you already activated a previous free trial— an additional seven-day free trial is now available.

Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online features. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card/PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed by a Nintendo Account with an active Individual Membership or Family Membership. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

© 2020 Nintendo. Animal Crossing and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
**Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems and some accessories sold separately.
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Nintendo Switch Compatible
Compatible with Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Nintendo Switch Lite Compatible
Compatible with Nintendo Switch Lite
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Guest Ratings & Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews
81% would recommend
42 recommendations
lasting appeal: 4.3 out of 5
sound quality: 4.6 out of 5
graphics: 4.6 out of 5
gameplay: 4.3 out of 5

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L O V E it!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
jerr - 2 days ago, Verified purchaser
I am so confused by the low reviews on this game. Do y'all not watch YouTube? All of your issues could've been solved in one video. I was never an AC fan up until New Horizons and a Pandemic happened. This game is not only perfect for a working person like myself but also great for children who have any other thing in life to do besides spend H O U R S behind a screen. You only need about two hours in the evening to get your game caught up and that's it because it has to reset itself overnight which I think is awesome because a lot of games these days will consume you and your children for hours and hours on end. I love that this is a wholesome game. I enjoy setting up my island, catching fish, planting flowers, and building things. It's a great escape at the end of the day. to the parents complaining about only having one island to share with multiple children: what a great opportunity for you to teach them the importance of sharing, working together, patience, and boundaries. Don't miss it because you want them zoned out instead of present and learning.
gameplay: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
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Second player is useless

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
AP - 10 days ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this game for kid to play 2-player co-op to build the island faster. Found out the that only the first or primary player on the island can do the missions. The second player is just there to collect things around the island and nothing more.
gameplay: 2 out of 5
graphics: 4 out of 5
lasting appeal: 1 out of 5
sound quality: 4 out of 5
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Awesome! Except...

3 out of 5 stars
Saskia - 11 days ago
The Good: Literally everything except... The Bad: This has sparked actual screaming *fights* in my household because of the one island per Switch deal. Sharing is not usually difficult for us and my family shares the Switch all the time with other games. Watching someone play when it's their turn is fun to do. But one person getting creative license over a single island per Switch and not per account? What did you think was going to happen, Nintendo? Peace? Do you all live alone or do you think we all are going to shell out a couple thousand just to keep fights from breaking out over a bridge being erected or a beloved/bemoaned villager being ousted/invited? The game is meant to be a relaxing escape and it is... until the Island Rep breaks out Lloid to build an expensive incline to a cliff that goes nowhere or thinks it'd be hilarious to send Sprinkle packing because she's the villager someone else likes best. It's a 5 star game. It gets 3 for literally inciting days long fueds. Days. Fix the single island thing, even if it means buying another cartridge or memory card like we did to get around this in previous versions. People will throw $60 at you five times for each family member to have their own control of their own island on the same console if you'd just let them. We'll do it. We clearly love this game franchise.
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gameplay: 3 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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Great Addition to Animal Crossing Franchise

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Happy Animal Crosser - 11 days ago
Great addition to the franchise! I've been playing the games in the series for many years, and New Horizons does not disappoint. I love the new crafting features! The game does go at a slow pace, but that's the point of Animal Crossing. It's very relaxing and fun!
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So cute!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
lv196 - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
This game is great! I ordered it like a week ago and it came early! I highly recommend its so cute and becoming pretty popular.
gameplay: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
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Cute and addicting but...

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
texasgirl89 - 20 days ago, Verified purchaser
I ordered this online and got free two-day shipping! It arrived on time and I created my island on my Switch Lite. I have been playing for 4 days and I am absolutely obsessed with this game. Luckily, three of my real life best friends also play this game and have helped me progress quickly. I gave it 4 stars because I wish Nintendo would allow me to play on my same island on my Lite AND my regular Switch. At this time, I can only play on my Lite but would also enjoy playing on the TV with my regular Switch and I can't. Also, what happens if my Lite breaks? All of my hours I invested will be gone....
gameplay: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
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I Adore this Game!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Brianna - 26 days ago, Verified purchaser
Yes, it did come in a little late, but Animal Crossing was well worth the wait. It’s so fun and relaxing, and I recommend it to anyone suffering with or without anxiety. It’s slowly becoming one of my longest played game.
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gameplay: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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Boring and repetitive

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
MissJ13 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
You have to share the island with your other accounts on the switch. Including your inventory! The game is also boring and nothing to do besides catch critters and pickup fruits! This game goes by your time zone. The airport and other places close at night time! Which makes no sense. Because its night time doesn't mean you have to stop playing. I have been playing for 4 days now and theres no quests, nothing has unlocked. I'm just picking up fruits, wood and catching critters. Very boring!
gameplay: 1 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 1 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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