It may be time to turn on your Nintendo Switch again.
“Animal Crossing” brought many people comfort at the start of the pandemic; escaping to an imaginary island was a great distraction from the harsh realities of the world.
However, to many fans, it seemed like the game was unfinished and was lacking the spark that previous versions of the game had. Because of this, most players stopped playing the game; but with a new update coming to the game on Nov. 5, “Animal Crossing” might be back.
To start off, Brewster, the owner of the coffee shop “The Roost” is coming back to the museum, allowing users to virtually enjoy a cup of coffee with villagers and friends.
Harvey’s Island is getting a massive plaza update. Old characters like Harriet, Tortimer, Katrina are coming back with their shops in this new plaza. New characters on the island that appear weekly, such as Redd, Sahara, and Leif, will have a permanent shop in the plaza when they are not on your user’s island.
Boat tours and Kapp’n are coming back, showing new mystery islands that have flora and fauna that can’t be found anywhere else. These islands can have different times or seasons than what they currently are on your own island.
Group stretching, an old event from the first adaptation of “Animal Crossing,” is coming to the plaza as well. Every day your character can partake in stretching with villagers and some nonplayer characters, or NPC.
Cooking is finally coming to “Animal Crossing,” and with cooking comes a bunch of new crops to grow. Carrots, potatoes, and more will be available to harvest to make all the new recipes that are being brought with this update.
A lot of new furniture is coming to the game, but most importantly, froggy chair is coming back. Fans have been begging Nintendo to bring this iconic piece of furniture back into the game, and they finally listened.
The last major new update is the return of gyroids, with a new design that will provide an abundant amount of new decoration opportunities.
All of this will be readily available on Nov. 5, free to all users. However, this is not the only thing coming to the game that day.
“Animal Crossing: Happy Home Paradise” is paid downloadable content that will be available the same day the update is released. With this $25 expansion, users can create a resort full of vacation homes for many different villagers, which brings new interior design options as well as more hours of gameplay.