Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Tour Creator guide

Use the Island Tour Creator to create perfect postcards and trailers for your Animal Crossing: New Horizons home.

One the latest features to arrive in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the Island Tour Creator. Essentially a personal spot of tourism for your getaway island, this new system allows you to craft postcards and video trailers to advertise your island to friends and folk online. The system is a little convoluted, so below we’ll take you through how to use the Island Tour Creator with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Tour Creator guide

Animal Crossing New Horizons island tour creator guide
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Oddly, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Tour Creator isn’t handled in game. Instead, you’ll need to use the service by heading to this page on a mobile device. Right now, the Island Tour Creator isn’t available to use on PCs, but you can get a QR code on the website to make logging on via phone very easy.

Because the Island Tour Creator is only available on mobile, you’ll need to make sure the image you want to use is on your device first. You can do this using an SD card or directly from the Nintendo Switch. Here’s how to pull off the latter:

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  • Take your photo within Animal Crossing: New Horizons using the NookPhone’s camera options
  • Press the Home button and return to the Switch’s main menu
  • Load the Album from the icons along the bottom of the screen
  • Select the image you want to share, then press A to open ‘Posting and Editing’ options
  • Choose ‘Send to Smart Device’, then pick one or multiple images as desired
  • Follow the instructions, using your mobile device’s camera/QR reader to access the Switch network and download the image
  • Remember to swap back to your standard wifi network or data afterwards!

Once you’ve got the images you want downloaded, you’re ready to use the Island Tour Creator. Head to this page and log in using your Nintendo Account details. Listen to Tom Nook’s instructions and you’ll be given the option to create a postcard or trailer. The former only requires one image, while the latter is best with several. In the postcard options, for example, you’ll be able to enter the name of your island, upload an image, then select from different frames and taglines. Style the image as you like!

How to use Island Tour Creator Animal Crossing New Horizons
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You’ll then be asked for your Dream Address. This is an optional part of the poster, but if you’ve previously recorded your island as a Dream State, you can view this inside Animal Crossing: New Horizons by checking your Passport in the NookPhone. It should be listed at the bottom of the page. Otherwise, you need to lay down in a bed and choose to go to sleep. You’ll have the option to save your island as a Dream that other players can visit, creating a Dream Address. 

Once that’s complete, you can choose to accept the final version of the poster. You’ll be treated to a short animated sequence showing it on the island’s message board, then can download the image you’ve created by tapping and holding it. Select Download Image and it’ll be saved to your device, free to share wherever you like!

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