New seasonal items are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in a summer update

Animal Crossing New Horizons Fireworks Update
Animal Crossing New Horizons Fireworks Update (Image credit: Nintendo)

What you need to know

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons has received frequent content updates since its release in March of 2020.
  • Nintendo has announced new seasonal items in the upcoming summer update.
  • The update will go live on July 29, 2021.

Nintendo has recently announced in a tweet that a new update is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

This update will feature new seasonal items, such as boba tea and cotton candy. These handheld items will go perfectly with your summer outfit, especially during the weekly fireworks shows in August that can feature your own designs. It's a lovely opportunity to show off your town to friends, and reminisce on good summer memories as the season ends. It seems like Redd the crazy fox will be making an appearance as well, no doubt with some cool items to sell. He can't spend all of his time selling fake art, after all!

A Japanese Nintendo blog post shows off even more new items, including the familiar cucumber horse and eggplant cow items. These seasonal items reference the Japanese tradition of setting out depictions of animals, used to honor the spirits of ancestors during the Japanese festival of Obon.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Obon

Animal Crossing New Horizons Obon (Image credit: Nintendo)

Though some Animal Crossing fans may feel like the latest stream of updates has been a bit lackluster in comparison to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's content, it still gives hope that Nintendo is producing new content for the game. At the end of the day, it's still one of the best game experiences the Nintendo Switch has to offer.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.