In addition to the confirmation that there will be free downloadable content on launch day, it has been reported that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will not be compatible with Nintendo Switch Online and its save data in the cloud, but it will allow us to recover the game after the initial launch of the game.
Nintendo anticipated that production would not allow saving in the cloud, as in Pokemon Sword and Shield, for example. This decision was made, always in agreement with the Kyoto company, to avoid cheating users. In any case, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to recover their game in the event of a breakdown or loss of the machine. This has been revealed during the streaming broadcast: “Nintendo Switch Online members can only have save data recovered one time due to loss or damage of system.” You can check the text in the image below shown in the tweet.
Animal Crossing doesn't support cloud save, but Nintendo will offer a service to recover save data sometime after launch pic.twitter.com/VNznWsvYKQ
— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 20, 2020
The Japanese company has promised that it will be possible to recover the save game from the servers once the service is enabled, still without a date. They ensure that it will be available sometime after launch. Even so, not everything is a joy, since Nintendo will limit this process and it will only be possible to recover the save data only once. On the other hand, only Nintendo Switch Online members can use it.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is scheduled for March 20, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Thanks to its local and online multiplayer mode, up to eight players will be able to move to the same island. Given that it is a deserted place, there are many options that open before the player. Build, customize and perform numerous activities are just some of the options available. Unlike other titles, crafting is implemented and the functionalities linked to construction are expanded.