How to Restart Your Island ACNH

Do you want to restart your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons? By restarting your island, you also restart the villagers in the game. If you want to restart the island, you can read the guide below.

The Steps to Restart Island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Before you restart your island in the Animal Crossing New Horizons, there are several things that you need to know. According to IGN here are several things to note about restarting the island in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

    • After it is set, you are not able to change the name of your island. The name that you enter, it will be the full island name. Also, you have to note that the word ‘island’ is not added to what you type in.
    • You are not able to change your name or birthday.
    • Your appearance can be changed and you will unlock more customization options later.

How to Restart Your Island ACNH

If you have set up your island, you will arrive with two random villagers who are also participants in the getaway package. Several personality types will be available across the different villagers. A female uchi character and a male jock will always be owned by you.

You will have a fruit native to your island where there are peaches, pears, apples, cherries, and oranges. Let’s say that you do not like the villagers or your fruit. If so, you are able to reroll or reset them by backing out of the game immediately. It can be done by closing the software completely after landing on your island.

So, how to restart our island in Animal Crossing New Horizons? You have to note that there is no in-game option to restart your game. Nevertheless, you are able to restart it by deleting all save data on your Nintendo Switch to start fresh. Here are the steps to delete all save data on your Nintendo Switch according to Game 8.

    • First, you have to go to the Nintendo Switch Home Screen. To go to the Home Screen, you have to press the Home Button on the Switch. For your information, the Home Button is the small round button which can be found under the right joystick.
    • After that, you have to choose System Settings. It can be found by finding the Settings Icon from the bottom right side of the screen.
      choose System Settings
    • Then, you need to access Data Management. To access it, from Settings, you have to scroll down on the left hand column and you have to do it until Data Management is found and then you have to choose it.
      go to data management
    • After that, you have to choose Delete Save Data. It can be found by scrolling down on the right hand column and then you will find Delete Save Data from the bottom of this list.
      Choose Delete Save Data
    • Now, you have to choose Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
      Select Animal Crossing New Horizons
    • And then, you have to choose Delete All Save Data for this Software.
      6. Select Delete All Save Data for this Software
    • Now, you can start the game.
      Start the Game

Some Tips to Save Items and DIY Recipes

According to Game 8, there are some tips and tricks which can help you save some time by keeping some of your items.

    • Dropping Items on a Friend’s Island First
      Is there any special furniture or DIY items that you want to keep? If so, you can leave them on a friend’s island first by visiting them online. This way permits you to bring 40 items at most in case you have the last pocket upgrade. After you have restarted the game, you are able to get the items back.
    • Don’t Learn DIY Recipes Yet
      Same as the method explained above, if there are any DIY Recipes that you have that you want to learn, it is better for you to drop them on a friend’s island. After the game has been restarted again, then you are able to visit your friend’s island again to get them back.

Restarting A Character

In the Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are island owners and island residents. You are not able to delete the island owners. However, you are able to delete island residents by following the steps below according to the Game Revolution site.

    • The first thing that you have to do is to open Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
    • After that, you have to press Minus to open the menu.
    • Then, you have to press Minus a second time to open the Save Data menu.
    • Now,  Delete Resident Registration must be highlighted.
    • And then, you have to press A and confirm the deletion.

By following the steps above, it will remove an island resident and the possessions that they have from the game. However, the island itself will still exist.

About Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons is a video game about real time social simulation. This game is developed by Nintendo and released on March 20th, 2020. This game is the eight main series game in the Animal Crossing series. Before Animal Crossing New Horizons, there is Animal Crossing New Leaf.

If you compare the Animal Crossing New Horizons to the previous installment, this game is more aesthetic and it is more detailed. There are more realistic flora, intricate furniture, detailed characters and weather patterns. There are also new features and mechanics introduced in this game such as cliff construction, pole-vaulting over the river, waterscaping, and the introduction of crafting materials into the main series games.

on September 13th, 2018, this New Horizons was announced for the first time during a Nintendo Direct with a 2019 release date. On April 21st, 2020, there was a video which was posted to the Nintendo Youtube channel where it gave the details about a new update, version 1.2.0 including new holiday events, a new paintings section to the museum and new island visitors.

The new features in New Horizons are NookPhone, Nook Miles, Crafting, Furniture Customization, and Town Customization. In addition, there are also new buildings and locations such as Resident Services and Dodo Airlines. There is also Harv’s Island which is available through Dodo Airlines.