Animal Crossing: New Horizons Makes Japan’s Sado Island as Accessible Location

13.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME

The city of Sado in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture is with the Nintendo Switch™ title Animal Crossing: New Horizons by making Sado Island an accessible location in-game from December 10, 2020. It is unconfirmed whether this is a Japan-only release.

The collaboration comes in response to the decrease in the number of people able to travel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, players will be able to freely visit tourist spots and areas around Sado Island remotely and virtually in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

There are 6 areas that players can visit, including the Paddy Field Art Area which has a design based on the Japanese Crested Ibis—a species listed by Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems as endangered—the Sado Kinzan area which is based on the real-life gold mine and World Heritage Site of the same name, the Sado Museum Area, Onogame Area, Lake Kamo Area, and Shukunegi Area. There’s plenty of virtual sightseeing to be done, and players can’t forget to take a photo next to the tarai-bune boats which are a popular part of Sado’s tourism.

 

Sado Island Original Custom Design

Sado Island have even made their own Custom Design cosmetics including the “I♡SADO” T-shirt, a Crested Ibis hat, and more.

 

Download Code: MA-5962-3753-4973

 

Museum Artwork by Local Artists

The virtual Sado Island is home to a hub where real artists of the real Sado Island can display their own custom artwork, allowing for people to come together with a sense of community and support for local artists. More artwork is set to roll out over the coming weeks, and players living in Sado will be able to display their own work in the future too.

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