Nintendo Australia has published some new details about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including more specific information about its multiplayer features.
The news comes from the official page for the game on the Australian Nintendo site, and further elaborates how the multiplayer works. One important clarification is that while one island can have up to 8 players living on it, only four players can play on the same Switch simultaneously.
A full explanation of the details can be found below:
Up to eight players can reside on an island; four residents of the same island can play together simultaneously on a single system.**
Eight players can play together on one player’s island via online multiplayer or local wireless.*
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.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on March 20 2020 for Switch.
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