Animal Crossing: New Horizons will only let you recover save data one time if your Switch gets lost or damaged
Animal Crossing: New Horizons doesn’t support Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves as we’ve traditionally seen. However, Nintendo has said that if your Switch gets damaged or lost, there will be a way to recover save data.
More information will be shared later, and the service will be available sometime after launch. However, we do have an interesting tidbit from today’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct. According to some fine print included in the presentation, “Nintendo Switch Online members can only have save data recovered one time due to loss or damage of system.”