One of the most anticipated games of the year has finally arrived. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Switch via physical stores and digital download on the Nintendo eShop, for $59.99.
In New Horizons you’ll customize your character and travel to a deserted island. The island won’t be deserted for long as you harvest resources, build tools, and craft buildings and furniture. All this work will attract new island residents who want to join with your friendly community.
“In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can transport yourself to a virtual island paradise,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP. “With relaxing gameplay you can enjoy by yourself or with friends and family, the game is a breath of fresh island air.”
Nintendo will supply free updates throughout the year, starting today. The first update adds the seasonal holiday Bunny Day in April. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can also use NookLink to scan custom QR code patterns from New Leaf and Happy Home Designer using their smartphones, and download them to New Horizons.
New Horizons supports online and local multiplayer, though you’re limited to one island per Switch system. Up to four players can play locally on the same system and game cartridge, or up to eight with additional systems and games.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile players can link their accounts to receive special items in New Horizons, and 50 Leaf Tickets for Pocket Camp.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.