Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to be regularly updated with fresh content, with Wave 2 of the Summer Update rapidly apporaching. This Thursday, July 30, fans can look forward to even more fun coming to the game. Take a gander:
Weekly fireworks shows in August!
Visit other players’ islands in a dream!
Island Backup & Restoration
— Isabelle (@animalcrossing) July 28, 2020
So, what’s coming to New Horizons? Here’s the rundown straight from Nintendo:
- Fireworks Shows – Enjoy atmospheric fireworks lighting up the sky above your island every Sunday in August at 7 p.m. Get in the spirit by redeeming Bells for raffle tickets in the plaza to get various festive items that you can use. Put your personal spin on the fireworks display by using your own custom design pattern to see it shot in the air as a firework in the sky!
- Dreaming – You can now choose to take a nap in any bed placed in your home. While dozing off, you may find yourself in a strange realm where you’ll be greeted by Luna. Luna offers visits to other islands as a dream, and with her help, you can share your island as a dream with others too. She will grant those who share their island a “Dream Address” which players can exchange and use to visit each other’s island in a dream. In dreams, nothing is permanent because nothing you do is saved, so explore to your heart’s content.
- Island Backup & Restoration Service – Nintendo Switch Online members can enable the new island backup service, which automatically uploads island and user save data to the internet at certain times. If your Nintendo Switch system is lost or damaged, you may be able to recover your island paradise as long as you’ve enabled island backup. In the event of loss or damage, contact Nintendo Consumer Support about restoring the island and user save data on your new or repaired Nintendo Switch system. After your island data and individual player data is restored, you can get back to building your island community! Additional details can be found on the Nintendo Consumer Support page when the update goes live. The island backup feature is separate from the Save Data Cloud functionality offered for select Nintendo Switch games through Nintendo Switch Online. A function specific to Animal Crossing: New Horizons to move users and save data to another system is planned for later this year. Details will be announced in the future.
While not quite as stuffed as the Wave 1 part of the Summer Update, there’s enough here to be worth a return to island life for those who have lapsed. Having access to each other’s islands via Dream Addresses is a nice way of being able to check out what friends and family have been up to without having to always coordinate getting together to log on at the same time. Also, there are many who have been itching for the backup feature, so this will definitely appeal to that crowd. It’s worth noting that this is only the first phase of Nintendo’s plan regarding save data, with more to come in the future.
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Source: Nintendo of America Twitter Page