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.
A free update for #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons arrives on July 29. Please ensure you have updated to the latest version to enjoy the upcoming weekly Fireworks shows and new seasonal items. pic.twitter.com/NiIb0M5wAvA free update for #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons arrives on July 29. Please ensure you have updated to the latest version to enjoy the upcoming weekly Fireworks shows and new seasonal items. pic.twitter.com/NiIb0M5wAv— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 27, 2021July 27, 2021
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.
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.
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Embark on a new journey with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Move in on a deserted island, make friends with the locals, and decorate your entire town! Curate your experience and live the way YOU want.
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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.