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Animal Crossing: New Horizons April update reveals new visitors and more

Published: 21/Apr/2020 15:25 Updated: 21/Apr/2020 17:37

by Connor Bennett

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Nintendo has revealed the next set of updates coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons between April and June – and it appears as if the previous leaks were actually pretty spot on.

After years of waiting, Animal Crossing fans finally got their chance to play a new release in the form of New Horizons. Players have their lives transformed in New Horizons, as they head to a deserted island with the quest of building a thriving community – with a little help from Tom Nook and Nook Inc.

With the game being based on real-world time – provided you don’t time skip, of course – events and changes can be pretty gradual, incorporating live events like birthdays, special events, and much more. Though, after leaks suggested that Nintendo was working on a new update, they’ve officially revealed what is coming next.

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Animal Crossing fans have already built unique islands in New Horizons.

The next update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will begin starting April 23, as more island visitors will start popping up. These will be in the form of Leif and her Garden Shop as well as Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler – where you can buy special art and furniture.

Also starting on April 23, and running until May 4 will be the Nature Day event where you will be able to earn extra Nook Miles for special activities. You’ll also be able to use a May Day Ticket to head on a May Day Tour of a special island starting from May 1 to May 7. 

Starting on May 18 until May 31, Blather’s Museum will celebrate International Museum Day by handing out rewards through a ‘Stamp Rally.’

Once May comes to an end, Wedding Season will begin on your island for the whole of June. You’ll be able to find special island visitors holding to celebrate their wedding or anniversary – so be sure to take a photo of them.

The previous leaks suggested that there would also be a Cafe and Seafood diving coming, though, they don’t appear to have made it into this update.

We’ll just have to wait and see if they come further down the line or Nintendo has something else in store. Though, players will be able to enjoy the free April update regardless.

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Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

Made a Smash Tournament Venue in Animal Crossing New Horizons! from smashbros

Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.