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Although the reality is that all companies are restrictive in terms of the use of their products outside of the spaces or originally intended purposes, Nintendo is known for being more strict and taking action on the matter rigorously. 2020 was also a year with a political theme, especially in the United States with the Black Lives Matter movement and the presidential elections, hence a game designed for social interaction like Animal Crossing: New Horizons was a means of expression in that sense. However, it seems those days are numbered.
Through a statement on Nintendo’s official site, the Japanese company shared the update of its guidelines for the use of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, pointing out what users can or cannot do and stating what they definitely do not want to see in it. game. In that sense, Nintendo acknowledged that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been used by companies and organizations, but assured that this relationship can continue as long as the actions are in line with the game’s guidelines.
In this regard, the Japanese company pointed out that the correct use of Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows:
Provide a custom design and | o Directing Dreams to other players Inviting other players to your island Upload screenshots and | or streams to websites and social media services for families
On the contrary, what Nintendo does not want to see in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and outside of the game is the following:
Be aware of the game’s rating and do not participate in activities that go beyond it. Refrain from using the game inappropriately or creating content within it that may be considered vulgar, discriminatory or offensive. Also refrain from putting politics into it Do not share false information about the game with anyone and do not mislead others while using it (for example, falsely stating that you have a separate license or that Nintendo approves it) Do not use the game as a marketing platform that directs people to activities or campaigns outside of it (including directing people to a sales page, distributing coupons, sweepstakes, giveaways, requiring consumers to follow social media service accounts, collecting information from customers, or other inviting activities) No financial gain from use of the game (including selling custom design or earning advertising revenue from game content)
After this update to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons guidelines was shared, US players agreed that it could be due to the use of the Switch title to promote the Black Lives Matter anti-racism movement and support for the Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch and in this link you will find all the related information, as well as our written review.
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