Nintendo is ‘Considering’ to add Animal Crossing Save Backups on Switch

Animal Crossing New Horizons Pics

It has been known for a while that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will not support cloud storage. Many fans have wondered how to secure their game in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo has now provided some clarity on its website and answered a few questions:

One island per system:
First, Nintendo makes it clear that your island’s saved data will be stored on the Nintendo Switch system. Even if you play the digital and physical versions on one system, there will only be a save data for one island.

Transfer of Save Data:
In another post, Nintendo clarifies that it will not be possible to transfer its save data to another system in the Nintendo Switch family.

Cloud Storage:
Furthermore, Nintendo agrees that no cloud storage will be available for Nintendo Switch Online users. Should you lose your system or in the event of theft or a system error, your saved data would be lost. However, a special backup function is currently being planned for Nintendo Switch Online users, even if it has not been specified when exactly this function will be available.

Nintendo Switch Lite:
You can also play Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch Lite. In party mode you have to connect the corresponding number of Joy-Cons and Pro Controller for the number of players.

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