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Summer updates announced for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo (via the Animal Crossing Twitter account) has announced a pair of free updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The first of these updates launches worldwide on July 3, and brings back swimming and diving from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Sea creatures make their return as well, and can be donated to the museum. It seems they’ll be donated to and combined with the existing fish section.

The second update launches in August, though no concrete information is available on it yet. It was presented with a fireworks background, though, which implies they’ll be making a return soon, too. Check out the full announcement video via the link below.


 

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The ethics of time travel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

As avid Animal Crossing fans probably know, time travel has been incorporated in each main series title since the original on the Nintendo GameCube. Its premise is rather simple: by changing the system’s time and date, players can skip ahead to speed up their town development, move out villagers, or access certain holidays or events in advance.

The release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch has once again created something of a split within the community: those who time travel and those who don’t. As somebody who has played the game both ways, I have an important question to answer today: is time traveling worth it in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

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