Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be compatible with the Nintendo Switch Online app of iOS and Android. Subscribers to the Nintendo Switch service, which allows online gaming to be played on the console and access to this application for smartphones, will be able to take advantage of the unique features that will be established soon.
Nintendo has not detailed how the expected title will be linked to the NSO app, but it is expected that it will allow functions similar to those of other titles in the catalog, which involve informing and allowing conversation by voice and text chat with other players.
If we stick to other successful Nintendo Switch video games with compatibility with this app, Splatoon 2 allows players to SplatNet 2, a kind of lobby where you can invite friends to play online and talk through a chat during games. In addition, you can see online game statistics, game levels that will be available soon.
But if there is something for which the NSO app has become essential for the company’s multiplayer shooter users, it is to invite friends for Private Fights, League Fights and Theme Fights through both the game and social networks. When you are invited, you receive a notification directly on your mobile device, making it easier for you to be paired with your friends and not with strangers.
The possibilities of Nintendo Switch Online with Animal Crossing: New Horizons are many; from the notifications themselves through alerts of new content added to the game (there will be DLC, as advanced by ESRB), upcoming events and statistics regarding our game.
Recently, Nintendo has confirmed that, although the title will not be compatible with the service of saving games in the cloud that provides this homonym membership service, they do work in a way to support the games in case of loss, breakage or theft of the machine. On the other hand, it is important to note that you cannot transfer items locally between two consoles; even if they are both ours.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch on March 20.