Animal Crossing: New Horizons will allow data recovery but there’s a catch.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been seeing its fair share of hype as its release draws nearer and nearer. But, it also has seen its share of criticism as Nintendo has been a bit restrictive and dismissive of some of what people saw as bizarre.
As you all probably know, the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct happened Thursday and it was chock full of a recap, the future, and an FAQ section addressing some of the questions fans had. One of the questions involved the one island limit in which they stood by their rule of one island per console, but gave no actual reason as to why that is their rule.
What about data recovery?
The biggest question, though, was what would happen if you lost your console or it was damaged. While Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn’t supporting the cloud save feature, because of time reasons, they will be allowing players to recover their lost progress. Sounds good, so what’s the catch?
You have to be a Nintendo Switch Online member and you can only do this once. While that’s all you’ll probably need, it’s not a good feeling to have to clutch your Switch whenever you go out of town and bring it along. They also aren’t clear when it will be active with the only indication being “after launch.”
The Nintendo Switch Online service will set you back as low as $3.99 a month or $19.99 a year for an individual plan. But, if you’re looking to get your family into gaming, you can opt for the family plan for $34.99 a year. A family plan allows for up to eight users.
Do you think it’s worth it? Were you happy with how this Nintendo Direct turned out?