Animal Crossing: New Horizons Out Now On The Switch

Make the island of your dreams.
Make the island of your dreams. Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now officially available on the Nintendo Switch. In the game, players travel to a deserted island and are able to create their very own island paradise. In addition to the launch, there's also a lot of free stuff coming.

As mentioned, the game allows players to design their character and eventually upgrade their tent to become a dream home. Players can also customize the entire island with items like flowers and furniture. They can even make changes to the terrain.

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nintendo of America Nick Chavez revealed in a statement that the game lets players transport themselves to a virtual island paradise. He also said that "the game is a breath of fresh island air" as the gameplay lets players enjoy by themselves or with family and friends.

According to Nintendo, there are going to be a lot of updates that are going to be added within the year, and all of them are free. The first of these is "Bunny Day," which arrives in April.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers a number of different features, one of which is the option for players to share their island, whether online or locally. Yes, players can show off their very own island paradise to family and friends. They can also do the same and visit islands made by others. For those who don’t have the time to go to other islands, there are a lot of things to meet on their own island.

Nintendo announced as well that Switch Online members can now use NookLink. This is part of the Nintendo Switch Online app where players can use a smartphone to scan a Custom Design QR Code pattern from either Animal Crossing: New Leaf or Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and then download it to the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Players should be glad to know that when going online, it's now possible to talk with friends that also have the game. Conversations can be held through the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.

Meanwhile, players that link their Nintendo Account with the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile game get the chance to have special items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In addition, they can also get 50 Leaf Tickets in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

What are you waiting for? Live on the island of your dreams.

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