Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Include Free Updates And Holiday Guests

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Include Free Updates And Holiday Guests
Credit: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Website

The recent Nintendo Direct featuring Animal Crossing: New Horizons gave some details about the future of the game. Nintendo is planning on updating the game with events and special guests throughout the year.

The special guests and events will be similar to past Animal Crossing games. On special days, a guest will arrive with either a present for the player or various quests to complete.

During the Nintendo Direct, the Animal Crossing team announced there would be several free updates for players to enjoy.

The first update will be released on launch day and prepares players for the Bunny Day event. Bunny Day is an event similar to Easter that appeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk and New Leaf.

Zipper, the Bunny, a rabbit wearing overalls, is seeking eggs. There are a variety of eggs that will appear in the town. Some of the eggs contain various items, but what players are really seeking is the Egg series of furniture.

Also announced were Harvest Festival’s Franklin, Festivale’s Pavé, Halloween’s Jack, and Toy Day’s Jingle. These are characters that appeared in previous games but will be back for AC: NH.

Animal Crossing is no stranger to special events. Most of the events correspond to real-world holidays, but more inclusively. The holidays often take place during their real-world holiday so that players can celebrate in-game along within the real world.

The Nintendo Direct contained a large amount of information about the upcoming game, including gameplay, new villagers, and new ways to decorate the island.

Retailers in North America have also continued to release new preorder bonuses. There’s still time to order from Walmart to receive digital wallpapers and a reusable tote bag, a reusable sticker from Best Buy, or a journal and calendar from Target.

“Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply. Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more!” states the game’s official summary.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a Nintendo Switch exclusive that launches on March 20, 2020.