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How to use Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Tour Creator

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With Animal Crossing: New Horizon's new Island Tour Creator, players can finally show off their islands in a more official-looking capacity by letting you create customizable posters and trailers from your phone. You don't even have to download an app. You can also add your Dream Address to your creations if you'd like other people to visit your dream island.

I don't know about you, but I've spent over 400 hours working on my island. There's a reason Animal Crossing: New Horizons on our list of the best Nintendo Switch games. After all that work, I'm excited for a new way to show everything off. Unfortunately, the service is a little convoluted, but I'm here to step you through the process.

Things you need to know:

  • You can only access the service from your phone.
  • You'll need to know your Dream Address if you want to add it to your poster or video.
  • Before using the Island Tour Creator, you'll need the images you want to use on your phone or posted to your Twitter account. In case you need help, here's a guide for how to send screenshots from your Switch to your phone.

How to use the Island Tour Creator

The Island Tour Creator allows you to create trailers and posters showing off your island. I'll go through how to get the service set up and then will launch into how to create posters followed by how to create videos.

Getting started

  1. Go to https://www.tanuki-kaihatsu.com/en_US/index.html.
    • Note that this site is intended to be accessed via phone. If you go there on a computer a QR code will appear. Scan it with your phone to access the website on mobile.Source: iMore

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  1. Press Start.
  2. Sign in with your Nintendo Account if you aren't logged in already.Source: iMore

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  1. Tom Nook will come on and tell you about the new service. Tap the screen to get through his dialogue.
  2. You can now choose whether to make a Poster or a Trailer.Source: iMore

Acnh Island Tour Tom Nook Explanation (Image credit: iMore)

Acnh Island Tour Poster Or Trailer (Image credit: iMore)

How to make a poster

The Animal Crossing Island Tour creator lets you make some really pretty posters. Here's how to do it.

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  1. Tap on the Poster icon.
  2. Enter the name of your island.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Poster Island Name (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Next.
  2. Select the image you want to use. You can also choose any Animal Crossing screenshots that you sent to Twitter directly from the game.Source: iMore

Acnh Island Tour Poster Island Name Next (Image credit: iMore)

Acnh Island Tour Choose Poster Image (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Choose a frame for your picture.
  2. Use the circles in the top right to determine what colors appear on the frame.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Poster Colors (Image credit: iMore)
  1. You can also zoom in to or out of the the picture using your thumb and pointer finger.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Zoom (Image credit: iMore)
  1. When you're done choosing your frame settings, tap Next.
  2. Select the taglines you want to use.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Poster Taglines (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Next.
  2. If you'd like to enter your Dream Address, do so now. Otherwise press Continue without Dream Address.Source: iMore

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  1. Tap Next.
  2. Now the app wants to know if you're happy with the look of your poster. If you are tap Yep!Source: iMore

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  1. Nook will tell you that the poster is ready. Tap the screen to get through his speech.
  2. Now you can share it to Twitter by tapping Send tweet.

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Acnh Island Tour Poster Send Tweet (Image credit: iMore)

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Now all of your friends and family can see the cute poster you've made for your island. If you want help making a trailer, continue on to the next section.

How to make a trailer

You can make a customized trailer that shows off specific areas of your island. It will include a voice-over and gorgeous animations, although you don't get to choose exactly what gets said or what animations get used. Here's how to do it.

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  1. Tap on the Trailer icon.
  2. Tap up to three features to show off on your island.Source: iMore

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  1. Select Next.
  2. Tap Upload for each of the features you've previously selected.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Upload Images (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Choose a picture from your library.
  2. When all possible picture slots have been filled, tap Next.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Select Images Next (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Next again.
  2. Choose the image you'd like to use as your video thumbnail.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Choose Thumbnail (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Next.
  2. Select the tagline words you'd like associated with your video.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Taglines (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Select Next.
  2. If you'd like to, you can now enter your island's Dream Address. If you don't want to do that, tap Continue without Dream Address.Source: iMore

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  1. Tap Next in the app.
  2. The app will now ask you if you are happy with your video. If you are, press Yep!Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Trailer Yep (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Now Nook will tell you that he's busy working on your video. Tap Send URL via email to make sure you get the video when it finishes.
  2. When the trailer has finished uploading, you can share it to Twitter by pressing Send Tweet.Source: iMore

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Acnh Island Tour Share Video To Twitter (Image credit: iMore)

The service adds some fun animations and the official voice-over lady from the Animal Crossing announcement videos for a really cool effect. It really makes your creation look like a Nintendo Direct announcement.

Let the tours begin

Now that you have some swanky new posters and trailers for your island, you can share them with family, friends, or others on social media so they can see your cool creations. If you include your Dream Address, it'll also allow people to easily check out your dream island in person.

See what fun you can have with the Animal Crossing Island Tour Creator!