December 3, 2020

Animal Crossing Island Transfer App Launches On Switch This Week, Heres How It Works – Nintendo Life

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/11/animal_crossing_island_transfer_app_launches_on_switch_this_week_heres_how_it_works
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As part of the newly-announced Winter update headed to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo has finally lifted the lid on the much-anticipated ‘Island Transfer’ feature.

The feature will allow New Horizons players to transfer a single player’s resident data from one Nintendo Switch system to another. To do this, you’ll need to download the free Island Transfer tool which will be available on the Switch eShop starting from Thursday 19th November.

Nintendo has now shared the first details on how the app will work:

Entire Island Transfer
Use this feature if you wish to transfer the entire island and all residents to a new Nintendo Switch system. The island, all progress and customizations, your animal neighbors, the island resident representative, and any other residents that have been created on the island will be transferred.

This feature is helpful if you are replacing your Nintendo Switch system with a new one and all players who have played Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be using the new Nintendo Switch system. It is also the only way to transfer your island resident representative when you have not backed up your island.

You must have access to both the original system and the new system to use this feature.

Resident Move (Single Player Transfer)

Use this feature if you wish to transfer just one resident to a new Nintendo Switch system. The resident, the resident’s home, and most items held by the resident and kept in storage will be transferred to an island on the new Nintendo Switch system. The island resident representative cannot be transferred.

This feature is helpful when just one player wants to continue playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on a new Nintendo Switch or when multiple residents other than the island resident representative will be using the new Nintendo Switch. The transferred player(s) will move to a new island if there is no existing save data on the new system. If there is already an island populated on the new system, the resident(s) will move to that island. All island progress and animal neighbors will remain on the original Nintendo Switch system.

You must have access to both the original system and the new system to use this feature.

Have you been waiting for this handy feature to go live? Looking forward to the winter update? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.