Animal Crossing: New Horizons update coming this week

Posted on April 23, 2020

For everyone like myself, waiting with bated breath for the next update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons,I have some very good news. Nintendo have posted an announcement video to show off all of the new features we can expect later in the week. Any fans of Animal Crossing: New Leaf will remember Leif the gentle flower selling sloth, and long time Animal Crossing character/scam artist Jolly Redd will be coming back as well.

Leif is (of course) going to be back in the business of selling plants and flowers, the announcement video also showed off some very exciting hedges for anyone looking for more natural ways to section off their island. Or to even build a hedge maze! Leif will visit periodically outside resident services much like Label or Kicks. 

Redd will continue selling art that is only sometimes the real deal. Animal Crossing: New Horizons with its much larger screen and ability to dock to the TV, means it’s more possible to pick out when Redd is trying to sell you a fake than it has been before. Use your own artistic knowledge to find discrepancies in his artwork (or just google it, no one will judge you).

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

On top of the visits from these two familiar faces, three more events are confirmed for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, though hopefully they will be easier to stomach than the egg filled Bunny Day event. Here are the upcoming events, and explanations of what they will be about from Nintendo:

  • Nature Day (April 23rd–May 4th): During the Nature Day period, special Nook Miles challenges will be available that focus on nature-inspired goals, such as planting trees and watering flowers.
  • May Day Tour (May 1st–7th): In the first week of May, players can use a one-time May Day Ticket at the island airport to head out on a limited-time tour to an island that looks different than the usual mystery island tours. A special visitor who looks familiar might also be there…
  • International Museum Day (May 18th–31st): To celebrate International Museum Day, players can take part in a Stamp Rally. After receiving a special stamp card, players can enjoy viewing fish, insects, and fossils while collecting stamps at the various museum exhibits to earn an in-game reward.
  • Wedding Season (June 1st–30th): During a nuptial-themed June, players can visit Harvey’s island to meet the married couple Reese and Cyrus, as well as help arrange and take anniversary photos with them in the wedding picture studio. Players will get wedding-themed items as a token of their gratitude.


I for one am excited about these new updates, there’s nothing like having old friends visiting a new game, and this update bodes well for more in the future. Nintendo doesn’t want us to stop playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons anytime soon and with additions like this, I’m not likely to stop. Maybe next time Brewster will finally show up, fingers crossed.

Be sure to keep an eye on Tom Nook’s Twitter for more animal crossing updates. How does he type with those little hands?