In Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), players will get to experience all four seasons but the order varies on the Hemisphere they choose. For more information on the differences between hemispheres, look no further than this guide!
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If you are unsure of which hemisphere to live in within Animal Crossing, and you actually do live in America or Europe, we recommend choosing this one.
By choosing the Northern Hemisphere, you'll enjoy the same seasonal changes that take place in the real world.
|Rover's Advice||Since I live in the States, I'm going with the Northern Hemispere!
This means that all other users on the same Switch will be on the same hemisphere!
|Countries in the Northern Hemisphere
|Countries in the Southern Hemisphere
(Opposite of the U.S.)
||・Cherry Blossom Festival|
|Fall (Autumn)||・Mushrooming Season|
If there is a seasonal event in Animal Crossing that you really want to check out right away, you could choose the hemisphere that would make you closer to that season.
On the game release, it will be Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
If you're playing this game with a friend, why not decide together and select different hemisphere?
This way, you can both enjoy a different season and participate in different events each time you visit each other's islands!
The Northern and Southern Hemispheres have opposite seasons.
For example, if you are playing in July, it will be Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but Winter in the Southern one.
In past titles, you could only play in the Northern Hemisphere, but with the release of New Horizons, you can now select the hemisphere that you live in for a more personal experience.
|Season||Northern Hemisphere||Southern Hemisphere|
|Spring||February 25 to May 31||August 25 to November 30|
|Summer||June 1 to August 31||December 1 to February 28|
|Fall||September 1 to November 25||March 1 to May 25|
|Winter||November 26 to February 24||May 26 to August 24|
Spotted Garden Eel seasonality in the Northen Hemisphere
Depending on your hemisphere, fish, bugs and sea creatures will appear on different months compared to the opposite hemisphere.
|List of Bugs||List of Fish|
|List of Sea Creatures|
Let us know which Hemisphere you chose or are thinking of choosing with a vote!
Once selecting your hemisphere, you cannot change it once starting the game.
Before making hasty decisions, check out the list of unchangeable features in New Horizons while you are starting the game!
|Beginner's Guide to Animal Crossing New Horizons||Unchangeable Features|
|Which Hemisphere Should You Choose?||Best Island Layouts|
|What Should You Choose to Bring to the Island?||Island Names|
|Best House and Tent Location||How to Cross Rivers and Waters|
|How to Get Furniture and Materials for House Kits||How to Climb Cliffs|
|What is the Bulletin Board?||How to Get Pocket Camp Items|
|How to Get Nook Points|
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