Island tour

Nintendo has created an Island Tour Creator tool for Animal Crossing enthusiasts

One of the most entertaining features of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is that you can display your virtual oasis to others. Whether it’s the garden of your island, the interior decoration of your house or even, your small island is a reflection of your tastes. To facilitate the presentation of your work, Nintendo announced a new Island Tour Creator feature, which allows ACNH users create and share trailers and promotional posters of their islands.

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This is a limited time offer from Nintendo; the Island Tour Creator feature is live until December 31, 2021. But it gives ACNH gamers have enough time to spruce up their digital sanctuaries and it might even attract fame ACNH crowd – like musicians, artists, fashion designers and others – to use Island Tour Creator as a way to promote their own brands.

The only way to access Island Tour Creator is through your smartphone, and of course you’ll need a Nintendo Account. The feature is not available on desktop computers and there is no app for it. If you try to access it through a desktop or laptop browser, the tour creator will ask you to use your phone and scan a QR code on the screen.

Show us your dream island — The timing of this promotional feature is perfect given that ACNH will launch its Sanrio collaboration with Amiibo cards on March 26. You can pick up a pack for $5.99 at Target. You can expect to see highly detailed island tours with a healthy dose of Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Little Twin Stars, and Pompompurin themes in a few weeks.

Expect a few hiccups — Some users complained that the creative process isn’t exactly smooth. Twitter users responded to the official ACNH account with examples of blocked island names. It looks like you won’t be able to enter your island name in the tour creator unless you remove all spaces between words, eg.

On top of that, users can only use screenshots or clips they took on their Nintendo Switch to promote their little havens. So, if you post a screenshot from a source other than Switch, including social networks like Facebook and Twitter, Island Tour Creator will reject it.

It’s likely that blocking these non-Switch screenshots is to keep Island Tour Creator safe for everyone. Nintendo also warns: “Please note that screenshots or videos of the Nintendo Switch console screen taken with a camera or those that have been edited via editing software cannot be used.” Which is fair enough.