Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a series of updates in the coming months, Nintendo has announced, and they’re bringing new events with them. Thankfully, there’s no sign of that person in a rabbit costume, or really even an equivalent in any of them, based on what we can see from the new trailer Nintendo released this morning.
First up is an update that will go live on April 23, which will bring visitors to your islands with new goods and features. Leif the sloth will now show up on your island to put up a booth for his garden shop, which will give you new seeds to plant and the ability to plant shrubs to compliment your perfect garden aesthetic. Also opening up with this update is Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler, which will sell art and furniture that you previously couldn’t find anywhere else. Then finally, the museum will be expanding to showcase more than fish and bugs, and will now have an art gallery.
While those will become mainstays on your New Horizons island, there will also be three limited-time events coming between now and June. Along with this update, the Nature Day event will begin on April 23 and end on May 4. Partaking in the event means you can get additional Nook Miles to spend by doing activities related to nature. The trailer shows someone acquiring points for planting shrubs you can get from Leif’s shop, so it sounds like he’ll play a complementary role to whatever’s going on. There will be some overlap between Nature Day and the May Day event, which will run from May 1 to May 7. During this there will be a limited time tour of another island where you can pick up some new equipment and supplies.
Following this is International Museum Day, which will take place from May 18 to May 31. During which you’ll receive a stamp card that you can add to by checking out different museum exhibits, which gives you in-game rewards. Then finally, Wedding Season will take place through the entirety of June. Throughout the month you can meet with returning villagers Reese and Cyrus and organize an anniversary photo shoot for the happy couple.
Check out the trailer below:
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It sounds like Nintendo is planning on making these events a pillar of Animal Crossing: New Horizons moving forward, as this all comes just days after the conclusion of Bunny Day. If Nintendo keeps going at this pace, it seems like New Horizons will always have something that’s a little different than the base game going on, so there will always be a reason to check in on your island from time to time, even if you’re falling off from playing the game daily.
Hopefully the company’s at least learned from feedback on Bunny Day, and doesn’t replace in-game resources with useless ones again anytime soon.