The Animal Crossing news just keeps on coming! Thanks to a post made by Nintendo Australia, we now have some spicy new details on what to expect from the multiplayer functionality in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. According to the post, four residents can play at the same time on a single console. Also, only one island can be stored on a single Nintendo Switch console, regardless of how many user accounts are present.

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Up to 8 players with registered accounts on a Nintendo Switch console can live on one shared island, and up to four residents of one island can play simultaneously on one console. Please note: only one island can exist per Nintendo Switch console, irrespective of the number of user accounts registered to or copies of the game used on one console. One Nintendo Switch and one copy of the game is required for each unique island. Alternatively, up to eight people can play together on one island via local wireless or online play. Local wireless play requires one console and one copy of the software per player. Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on March 20th. You can pre-order your copy of the game on Amazon.

In related news, the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition was just announced! Make sure to check out our article for all the details, the promotional images, and pre-order links to various retailers.

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