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You can have a blast watching fireworks and more with a new update to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Nintendo Switch system.


You can ring out the end of summer with weekly fireworks shows during the month of August when a new update* to Animal Crossing: New Horizons arrives!


After downloading the latest update, you can enjoy the following new features and services will be added to the game:

  • Fireworks shows – Every Sunday in August at 7 p.m., you can enjoy colorful fireworks lighting up the sky above your island. You can also use your Bells to get raffle tickets in the plaza and score some fun festive items. Plus, you can set your own custom design pattern to see it as a firework in the sky. Boom!
  • Dreaming – You can choose to snooze 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.*** Luna will give a “Dream Address” to those who share their island, which you can give to friends to have them visit your island in a dream. In dreams, nothing is permanent because nothing you do is saved--so you can explore all you want!
  • Island backup & restoration – 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.


But that’s not all! Another update is planned for the fall, too. We hope you look forward to it.



For more information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can visit the official site.


*Players will need to connect to the internet and download the latest update data to access certain in-game events as they become available.

**Players will need to upgrade their tent to a home in order to access the dreaming feature.

***Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

****Recovery is available, on approval, in situations where a Nintendo Switch system is lost, stolen or damaged. A new or repaired Nintendo Switch system is required. An active Nintendo Switch Online membership is also required.

ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief