This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Nintendo is releasing the second summer update for Nintendo Switch's Animal Crossing: New Horizons starting July 30.
The big gameplay additions are new fireworks shows and the ability to dream that allows you to visit other islands or show your island to the public as a dream, and the addition of seasonal event-related products such as Orihime's clothes and Hikoboshi's clothes to Nook Shopping.
In addition, the ‘Island Backup Restoration Service’ (a cloud backup dedicated to Animal Crossing), which allows you to restore island data in the event of failure or loss of your Nintendo Switch, will be available on July 30.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Summer Update Wave 2 Overview
Release date: July 30, 2020
Price: Free (some services such as dreaming require a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online)
Updated version: Ver. 1.4.0
Additional fireworks shows
Fireworks shows are held every Sunday in August.
Redd's stand in the plaza. You can buy a Redd's cookie.
(The prizes in the preview video include a glowing catsuit, an extendable whistle toy, soap bubbles, and handheld fireworks)
Players can even customize firework design patterns personally. Give Isabelle your custom design in advance.
Players will receive a Fireworks Wallpaper for free as thanks for updating the game.
Dreaming: you can share your island as a dream with others
Luna the tapir, who was also featured in the previous game, makes an appearance. You can meet her by sleeping in a bed.
In your dreams, you can visit other people's islands, including non-friends, and you can deposit your own island dreams and make your island public.
By sharing the ‘Dream Address’ taught by Luna, you can share your made-up island to others at any time and in peace. Since it's only a dream, the real island will not be visited and met by someone else or vandalized. It's like opening up a copy to the public. You can't even take things out.
In addition, the long-requested Island Backup Restoration Service will also begin on July 30. Requires Nintendo Switch Online subscription and backup from the settings after the update.
This is not a feature that allows you to move your console at any point in time, but rather a service that restores your device in the event of loss or malfunction, so you'll need to contact Nintendo's support or request repairs in order to restore your device after the backup.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.