The latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is now available for download on Nintendo Switch! It’s been several months since we’ve received a patch, and the previous one only updated the May Day event and added a few new Nook Shopping items. Unfortunately, that’s the case here too; tonight’s update adds a few new items to the August Fireworks Show (including cotton candy and popsicles) and the Nook Shopping catalog (including the cucumber horse and eggplant cow).
This update contains next to nothing new for players, then, but there is a bit of good news — Nintendo’s official Twitter account has confirmed that “more free content … is currently in development for later this year”. Here’s hoping that whatever free content they’re talking about winds up being more significant than Nook Shopping items!
At The Game Awards 2020, Sephiroth was revealed as the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! You can check out the full (and really cool) reveal trailer right here. Furthermore, there will be a brand-new Mr. Sakurai Presents presentation on Sephiroth, and it’ll take place on December 17th at 5:00 PM EST.
That’s not all, though — the Banjo, Terry, and Byleth amiibo figures have been confirmed for a March 26, 2021 release date in Japan and North America. You can expect full-fledged training guides to be available for each character prior to release. In the meantime, why not use one of our existing guides to train an amiibo?
For the record, Byleth and Steve’s positions in the Fighters Passes might have been switched. Either way, Steve, the “main protagonist” of Minecraft (if you can call him that) has been revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! He appears to use a wide variety of items from Minecraft, including building block structures, eating food, and flying with the Elytra. This means Steve will receive an amiibo… and it also means we’re going to have to constantly disappoint people by telling them Steve’s AI can’t build specific shapes with its blocks.
Zombie, Enderman, and Alex were also announced as alternate costumes. More information will be revealed in a livestream this Saturday, October 3rd. Maybe we’ll hear about the Banjo and Terry amiibo, too? In the meantime, feel free to check out Steve’s announcement trailer by following this link.
The first of two summer updates has just been released for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Today’s patch marks the return of diving from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. You can swim in the ocean, cannonball off cliffs, and dive to collect sea creatures (which can then be donated to the museum)! To start swimming, just load up the game and purchase a wet suit from Nook’s Cranny for 3,000 Bells.
A strange alter-ego of Gulliver will now occasionally wash up on shore, now with his own pool of exclusive furniture. You can also buy a new Nook Inc. wet suit via the Nook Miles redemption program (it’ll cost you 800 miles). Finally, Nook Shopping has added a few seasonal items to its catalog, so be sure to purchase them before it’s too late!
A second update for New Horizons is slated for sometime in August. We still don’t have any information pertaining to its contents, but we’ll be sure to post updates when more features are announced!
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 this link.