Build a carefree new life
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons you won't just arrive at a new village - you'll be creating it. After embarking on the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package, you'll have to pick the perfect spot for your village. Choose from the Northern or Southern hemisphere, then select the layout of your island – the option you pick will affect the timing of the seasons.
Then you're ready to start building a new home for yourself and the animal friends with you.
Get crafty and create your town
With more personalisation options than ever before – New Horizons really lets you create the perfect Animal Crossing town. Initially you'll have nothing but a tent your trust NookPhone (complete with camera and map). But with a little elbow grease, you'll soon be working towards a place to call home.
Collect recipes, gather materials and get crafting. You can make tools to improve daily life, or just spend time decorating your new home. And as the island improves, more new residents will arrive - each a potential new friend.
Play with up to 8 friends
And of course, because Animal Crossing is on Switch - you can play co-op. Up to 8 people registered on one Switch can live on the same island, and up to 4 can play together at the same time. Whether you're sharing gifts, competing in contests or just enjoying each other's company, there's always more fun to be had with friends.
In the update coming 3 July 2020:
Jump right in! You'll be able to get up close and personal with marine life as you can swim and dive around your island. Dive and discover sea creatures and stuff for your museum that Blathers can give you plenty of facts about. You might even meet Pascal, who loves scallops – he might even give you gifts if you hand him some.
Gulliver's still around, but he's got a new outfit – give him a hand when he washes up on the shore and he'll have some special rewards for you.