How to Change Language on Animal Crossing New Horizons Game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo. New Horizons is the fifth main series title in the Animal Crossing series. It is, to date, the latest addition to the Animal Crossing series. The Animal Crossing New Horizons’ release dates back to March 20, 2020, for Nintendo Switch. The gameplay of New Horizons is just as well the same as in the previous installments of the series. The nonlinear life simulation, real-time gameplay maintains traction through the latest title of the series.  The player assumes the role of a customizable character who moves to a deserted island. The game proceeds as the player explores the island, and develops it into a community of anthropomorphic animals.

What is a game if you cannot play it in the language you can understand? There has been a lot of confusion among players regarding the language of the game. However, the language for a game in Nintendo Switch is chosen automatically based on the same device’s Language Settings. As such, the game is supported in every language available on the Nintendo Switch Language menu under System Settings. If New Horizons language seems different from what you want, just follow the guide below to change it. Without further ado, let’s see how to change the language on Animal Crossing New Horizons game.

Changing the Language on Animal Crossing New Horizons

  1. From the main menu of your Switch device, navigate to System Settings→System→Language
  2. This will give you the option to choose the language you would like to play in. There are currently 12 different in-game languages for Animal Crossing New Horizons. These are:
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Dutch
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Japanese
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Korean
  3. From the given list of languages in your Switch device, choose the language that you prefer.
  4. Restart your Switch device

After your device successfully restarts, the changes will be implemented. If you’ve played the game previously in another language from what you chose now, a confirmation screen will appear the next time you start the game with warnings displayed in both languages. These are for you to acknowledge the changes that you are making. If you’re fine with the warnings that are displayed, just follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process.

Summing up our guide, we know that changing the in-game language is just as easy as playing it. All you have to is tweak your system settings a bit and you’re good to go. Make sure that your device restarts once you change the language in settings. Nintendo Switch will, most probably, restart on its own. But if you encounter an instance where the device doesn’t automatically restart, do it manually. Doing so will only confirm the implementation. Good luck!

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