How do I restart Animal Crossing?

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With return from containment in France, it will be necessary to find occupations to pass the time at home! During the last confinement, a game had unanimous support, allowing you to create a new life on a paradise island: Animal Crossing: New Horizons !



We explain to you how to restart Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if you want to redo a whole new game for this reconfinement.

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How to restart Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

To restart Animal Crossing, and play a new game, you will have to start with delete your current game ! To do this, follow the instructions below:

  • Open your Nintendo Switch Settings
  • Go to “Data management”
  • Select “Save Data Management”
  • Click on the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Choose “Delete all save data from this software”

Please note that this action is irreversible, and will cause the permanent loss of your backup from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Be sure of yourself before restarting your game!

Once your game is deleted, all you have to do is restart the game to start a new one, like when you first launched it. You can then start your game over from scratch, and discover the new inhabitants of your island!


1 - Go to “Data management”



2 - Select "Manage save data"

3 - Click on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game

4 - Choose "Delete all save data from this software"

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