Alex enjoys games with rich storytelling and bold character arcs that inspire his own pursuits in narrative design. He also can be found on Twitch regularly playing games till late!
During Nintendo’s first full Direct since April 2019, it was announced that Mario-themed items and clothing were making their way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To mark the 35th anniversary of Super Mario, Nintendo unveiled a peek at the collection that will be available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons from March 1st, 2021.
New content spotted in the trailer include:
> Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Wario outfits all with accompanying cosmetics
> Super Mushroom and 1-up Mushroom
> Coin (That disappears when you walk through it!)
> Questionmark Block
> Breakable Block
> Flag Pole
> Super Star
> Green Shell
> Fire Flower
> Warp Pipe (That’s actually functional!)
> Thwomp Block
> Small and Large Mushroom Platform
I think the item that I’m most excited about is the functional warp pipe. When available, players will be able to place 2 on their island and travel between them. Already, I’m thinking of how I can use it to create a mountain hideaway or a hidden section where I can stash my gold roses from sticky-fingered visitors.
The inclusion of a transportation item in New Horizons makes me wonder if this could be the first of many. Being one of the Nintendo Switch’s top-selling releases, Animal Crossing could very well be entering a phase where it continues to flex that creative spirit.
Many fans were sure we’d receive information on a ‘Brewster update’ to quell the cravings of virtual coffee since villagers began mentioning the barista rooster in-game soon after launch. We did however just have the Festivale event in-game with the colourful peacock Pavé so it might still be a wait on that coffee.
The update will be available for download on February 25th and the Mario content will be playable on March 1st.