Are you a fan of Animal Crossing but don’t have a Nintendo console to enjoy the game? Don’t worry, today we’re going to show you how to download Animal Crossing for PC completely free (including the latest release, New Horizons, for Nintendo Switch).
Animal Crossing is one of the most popular games among Nintendo fans, being one of the franchise games of the company. Although they have an exclusivity, this is not a major impediment for PC users, as we can take advantage of the immense potential provided by PC emulators for free.
How to play Animal Crossing on PC (New Horizons included)
The first thing you need to do to play Animal Crossing on PC is to know which Nintendo console the game you want to emulate is for. Most people will be looking for the latest title in the series, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, on Nintendo Switch. This does not detract from the fact that more than one will want to nostalgically recall some of the old Animal Crossing titles for portable consoles.
These are the emulators you’re going to need, each being the leading emulator for the following consoles:
- Nintendo GBA emulator – VisualBoyAdvance for PC
- Nintendo 3DS emulator – Citra for PC
- Nintendo GameCube / Wii emulator – Dolphin for PC
- Nintendo Switch emulator – Yuzu for PC
Once you have the emulator downloaded and installed (you have more precise indications in each of the links to the emulators), you only need to download the ROM or XCi file of the Animal Crossing game you are looking for. You can download it easily by searching in Google, and start playing it is very simple by following the steps indicated in each individual emulator.