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Animal Crossing: New Horizons "Take your friends along for the ride" advert released

Stay connected, even when you’re apart with Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch.

With local wireless or online multiplayer, you’ll discover that your island isn’t the only paradise out there! Head to the airport and take a trip to a friend’s island or invite them to yours instead, with up to eight people able to play together on a single island at any one time.

Life goes on even when playing with friends, so you can look forward to enjoying all the same events and most activities as on your own island. Visiting other people’s islands via local wireless also pays off in Nook Miles – rack up bonuses every time you travel and you’ll be rolling in miles to spend in no time!

Take your friends along for the ride with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Sanei Boeki releasing Animal Crossing Tom Nook and Isabelle cushions

Go to sleep and type in your Dream Address code!

Following yesterday's report on a Timmy and Tommy cushion being released by Sanei Boeki on February 17th, 2021, we now have word that both Tom Nook and Isabelle will also be available alongside them.

On the fronts, the money-hungry (yet adorable) Tom Nook grasps a bell bag, while the precious Isabelle holds a tasty apple. The sides feature a pattern print of bell bags and apples respectively, and the back has the character's Japanese names (Tanukichi & Shizue) printed in beautiful cursive. Each cushion is priced at ¥2,689, and now available for pre-order with worldwide shipping via Amazon JP.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons reaches 6 million units sold in Japan faster than any game in history

Now THAT's something to brag about

Nintendo has claimed all sorts of records for their hardware and software sales, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons just snagged what could be the biggest feather in their crown yet.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has surpassed 6 million physical units sold in Japan as of this week. The game managed to hit that total in just 7 months, making it the fastest game in Japan's history to reach that milestone. Pokemon Gold and Silver were the previous record-holders, breaking that mark in 13 months.

It's worth pointing out that this figure only includes physical sales, so there's no doubt Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold way beyond 6 million in Japan, and likely broke the milestone a number of weeks back.

Nintendo Switch Lite (Coral / Turquoise) bundled with a download code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons + 3 months of Switch Online now available in Europe

Perfect for the holiday season!

Nintendo of Europe has launched two new Nintendo Switch Lite SKUs, each bundled with a digital copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and a 3-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Priced at £239.99, the Coral and Turquoise coloured bundles can be purchased here. A special Black Friday offer is also now available, and every purchase of a Switch or Switch Lite will include a free 64GB SD card.

French retailer offering two new Switch Lite bundles

Sure to be a big mover

Two new Switch bundles have been spotted for pre-order over in France. The bundles bring together the Switch Lite and Animal Crossing: New Horizons for 249.99 €. You can get the bundle with either a Coral Pink or Turquoise Switch Lite. It's likely this bundle will be offered in other parts of Europe as well. No word on a similar option in North America at this time.

Nintendo of Europe releases a Dream Address for their island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Animal Crossing: New Horizons' latest update removes the "camo" glitch and limits time traveling

Some fixes Nintendo didn't mention

Nintendo shared patch notes for the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update, but as usual, those notes don't give us full details on bugs that are fixed. Fans have to find those changes out the hard way.

Now that players have spent some time with the new update, some changes have been discovered. First up, Nintendo has done away with the "camo" glitch, which let players could use to have any item take on a certain color/texture. That has now been fixed, leaving players to work with the options Nintendo provides.

Along with that, the latest update also tweaks how time traveling works. Players can still rewind the clock on their Switch to visit past events, but they can no longer hop ahead in time to enjoy new content. If you've been a time-traveling islander, it looks like your only options now are the past or the present.

Learn about the new save data transfer feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Saving you some frustration

Still a little confused about the save transfer process in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Nintendo has taken the time to put together helpful guide that should get you through it. Check out the full explanation below.

The Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game was recently updated to Version 1.6, and with it comes two different options to transfer your save data to another Nintendo Switch™ system. You can either transfer individual player data or your full island save data. Don’t worry if you’re not quite sure which option is which—we’ll go through both right now!

A few things before we get started:

Please note that this info is just for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

A Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required> for save transfers.

If you’d like to transfer your data, we highly recommend reading the Customer Support page about it.

Full island transfers require a separate free download that you can get from Nintendo eShop. We’ll explain that in greater detail a little bit later in the article.

How to update your game

Before you start any save transfer, make sure your game is up-to-date. To check, please select the game’s icon on the HOME Menu, press the + Button, and select Software Update (internet connection required).

Option #1: Transferring your entire island.

Situation: This option is if you want to transfer all your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island data to a second system (and don’t plan on going back to your island on the original system).

For example, maybe you bought a Nintendo Switch Lite system and plan on giving your original Nintendo Switch system to your brother. While this is generous of you, you also don’t want to start over in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and lose access to your island and items! The solution is to perform a full island transfer and transfer it to your new system.

Important Note: This method requires both systems to have the Island Transfer Tool for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This is a free download that you can search for in Nintendo eShop.

Option #2: Transferring individual player data.

Situation: This option is if you want to transfer an individual player from one island to a completely different island (on a different system).

For example, maybe you currently share an island with your sister. You’ve had some good times, but it’s now time to move off her island and onto a brand-new one. With this transfer method, she’ll keep the island and you’ll keep your character’s progress.

Important Note: You will need two Animal Crossing: New Horizons games and two systems for this to work. Also, a Resident Representative of an island cannot be transferred off that island using this method.

Ready to do a transfer? Great! Please check out the full step-by-step directions on our Consumer Service site. Also, don’t forget to bookmark this article if you need to refer to it later.

Nintendo opens an official Dream Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A dream come true!

Nintendo may have created Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but that doesn't mean they can't play in it as well! Nintendo's developers have spent some time to create a Dream Island for fans to explore, which you can get a sneak peek at in the image above. If you want to visit the Island for yourself, use the Dream Address DA-6382-1459-4417.

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

How To Transfer Save Data to Another Switch In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Moving day!

Want a look at what you need to do in order to transfer your Animal Crossing: New Horizons save data to another Switch? The above video gives a step-by-step look at how the process plays out.

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