What game does ACNH stand for?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

ACNH stands for "Animal Crossing: New Horizons," the fifth installment in the "Animal Crossing" life simulation video game series. It is developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch platform and was released in March 2020.

The acronym is primarily used by ACNH gamers to refer to the game and to the community of gamers. It is commonly used online in gaming forums.

In ACNH, the player customizes a character that moves to a deserted island. On the island, the player can explore the terrain, collect items, catch insects and fish, and develop the island. When developing the island, the player builds a community of animals that behave like humans.

Animal Crossing was first released in 2001, then followed by "Wild World" in 2005, "City Folk" in 2008, and "New Leaf" in 2012. The games have been released for various consoles, including Nintendo 64, GameCube, DS, Wii, 3DS, and Switch.


I'm so hooked on ACNH. I gotta get back to developing the island
Glimpse into island life in ACNH
Glimpse into island life in ACNH

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Updated October 9, 2020

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