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Nintendo has announced a free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on April 28th

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

What you need to know

  • Nintendo has announced the spring update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
  • Returning events will be updated with new items, and brand-new seasonal items will be available for purchase.
  • The free update will be going live on April 28, 2021.

Nintendo has recently announced in a blog post that an update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be releasing on April 28, 2021. Previous holidays and events, such as May's May Day and International Museum Day, and June's Wedding Season with Reese and Cyrus will be making a return, but with a "new twist" for players who experienced these events last year.

New seasonal items were announced, celebrating the cheese rolling competitions in the United Kingdom, Children's Day in Japan, and Mother and Father's Day worldwide. As usual, these items will be available in the Nook Shopping App.

Seasonal Bug-Off events with Flick will make a return on June 26, July 24, August 28, and September 25. CJ will also be making a splash on the islands with the Fishing Tourney on July 10. Players can invite friends over to catch more critters and earn more points.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a smash hit ever since its debut on the Nintendo Switch. With continuous updates, new items and remixed events, it's no wonder people believe that it's one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch.

Nadine Dornieden
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.