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The Language Setting

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) - The Language Setting

The language setting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) is automatically based on the Nintendo Switch Language Setting. Learn how to change the language setting by consulting our guide!

The Switch Language Setting

ACNH - A Nintendo Switch showing the different language options

The language for the game is chosen automatically based on the Nintendo Switch Language Setting when the game starts up.

As such, the game is supported in every language available on the Nintendo Switch Language menu under System Settings.

Languages Available for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Korean

How to Change the Language

The language setting can be changed any time by changing the Nintendo Switch's language setting. However, keep in mind that it is necessary to restart the game in order to change the language.

Save and Quit

ACNH - A player pauses at the Save and End Screen
Press the Minus (-) Button and select Save and End.

1 Press the Minus (-) Button during gameplay.
2 Select “Save and end.”
3 Press the X button on the Switch Main Menu to close the software.

Change the Nintendo Switch Language Setting

ACNH - A player tries to switch languages on the Nintendo Switch Settings screen
Next, change the Language setting from the System Settings menu.

1 On the Switch Main Menu, select System Settings -> System -> Language
2 Choose the language you would like to play in.
3 The Nintendo Switch will restart.
4 Start Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

A Confirmation Screen May Appear

ACNH - A confirmation screen appears confirming the switch to a chosen language

A confirmation screen will appear the next time you start the game if you've changed the language to anything other than English. The warning message will be displayed in both languages.

If you're ok with the language displayed, you can simply proceed through these screens as normal.

Play the Game in Any Language!

ACNH - The Custom Designs Portal in Japanese

Now you're ready to play the game in any language you want! You can change the language at any time, so don't worry about changing to a language you don't speak.

If you'd like to try changing the language to Japanese to check out the original version of the game, feel free to do so any time!

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