Animal Crossing: New Horizons Infuriates Its Players With The New Egg-Dominated Holiday

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Infuriates Its Players With The New Egg-Dominated Holiday
Credit: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Website

Since its release in mid-March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been mostly well-received. While many fans were upset at its incredibly obnoxious multiplayer format, and others found meaning in becoming filthy time-traveling cheaters (no judgment here, of course), New Horizons has been predominantly enjoyed and unproblematic.

Then everything changed when the eggs attacked.

Admittedly, we should’ve seen this coming. We’ll admit with some shame that we were excited and looking forward to the fun Springtime merriment in an article about a week ago – the royal “we,” since it was my cursed hands that wrote the piece. But perhaps in the moments of excitement that Animal Crossing fills us all with, we didn’t know what we were getting into.

Bunny Day is here, in all its glory and all its horror. It’s called Bunny Day as a sick practical joke because the egg-fueled purgatory actually lasts almost two weeks, starting on April 1st and ending on April 12th. As part of the holiday, players can find Zipper on their island, an Easter Bunny equivalent who gives you DIY recipes to make fun Bunny Day-themed goodies. They’re worth getting, because you won’t be able to get them until the timing is right again, which’ll be an entire year if they bring this torture back in 2021.

So what’s the problem? Why are fans – present company included – so bent out of shape over Zipper leaving eggs in hiding spots all over the island?

The issue is that there are so. Many. Eggs. If you want to go fishing, you’ll catch a water egg. Want to dig up something underground and hopefully round out your museum’s fossil collection? Nope, earth egg. What’s that, a balloon with a present tied to it? Get out your slingshot and shoot out a sky egg. Maybe you can just shake some bells out of your trees instead, since you can’t sell any fish – except Nintendo is laughing hysterically at you as leaf eggs fall out of your tree.

Frantic, terrified of the constant eggs assaulting you on all borders, you blink away your tears and get out your shovel to knock some rocks around your island. You’re just two iron ore away from being able to finish your DIY hearth to really tie your home together.

Nope, stone egg.

Players have taken to social media to share their eggish trauma or plan assaults against Zipper. Many have even taken to begging to catch a sea bass again instead of having to haul up egg after egg after egg. Social media is filled with people asking Nintendo to let them escape the Easter-themed perdition, but it doesn’t seem likely.

Until April 12th, there’s no more Nintendo. Long live Zipper. Long live Egg.