NH Deserted Island undeveloped

A typical island layout, before development

The Deserted Island is the main setting of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, replacing the town in previous games. Unlike the town, it begins as a pristine, uninhabited island surrounded on all sides by the sea. The player travels to the Deserted Island with Tom Nook, Timmy and Tommy, and two villagers as part of the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package, and over time, it is developed into a thriving community.


Initially, the Deserted Island features only two structures, erected in advance by Nook Inc.: the airport, and the Resident Services tent. After the player and two villagers who purchased the Getaway Package arrive, they are given tents to set up at sites of their choosing within a section of the island bounded by a river.

Eventually, the island can be expanded with a museum, the Nook's Cranny shop, the Able Sisters shop, an upgraded Resident Services building, a campsite, and up to eight additional housing plots for a total of ten villager houses.

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