Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct: the 7 biggest announcements

Now we understand why Nintendo decided to save. Animal Crossing – New HorizonsNew content announcements for their own, special 20-minute Nintendo Direct: There’s a lot that’s coming to the game, both free and premium, on Nov. 5.

Many long-loved characters will be making their way to the new year. New Horizons debut; players will get even more customization and decoration items; and they can go to work planning new vacationers’ dream homes with the Happy Home ParadisePaid DLC. The company also announced the pricing of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack for its first time at September’s end.

Here’s a digest of the top news coming out of Friday’s Nintendo Direct livestream.

Paradise Planning – Get to Work

New Horizons’ first premium DLC expansion, Happy Home Paradise, puts players to work as architects and interior decorators building dream getaways for the island’s Paradise Planning development company. There’s so much new to do here, Nintendo devoted 10 minutes of Friday’s show to tease it all. The players will interview their NPC clients, determine their decorating preferences and build a house to suit their needs. The new interior design possibilities offer cool floor plans and brightening lighting.

Prices for Nintendo Switch Online + Extension Pack

title card showing the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion pack pricing

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The news is tucked in the Animal CrossingNew Horizons The pricing information for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack was also revealed by the company back in September. The price will be $49.99/year or $79.99/family plan Subscribers will receive the Happy Home ParadiseMembers receive DLC as part of their membership. You will also find several Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games in the Expansion Pack.

Brewster returns with The Roost, and lots of new friends

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Not much of a surprise here — September’s Direct was none too subtle in teasing that The Roost café would open up in New Horizons’ museum. Along with the fan-favorite pigeon barista, players will see the return of the shanty-crooning Kapp’n, the fortune-teller Katrina, and look! Harriet, a hair stylist was even offered a job. She’s doing hair on Harv’s hippie commune island.

You can create a myriad of customisations and other decorations.

Version 2.0 represents the final major content update. Animal Crossing – New Horizons, but at least Nintendo isn’t skimping on what it will include. These new decorations will be available for interior as well as exterior. You can build accent walls in the interior. The new options will require storage to expand.

Back to Gyroid collecting

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The return of Brewster naturally means the return of Gyroid collecting, even if The Roost hasn’t housed a Gyroid display since 2008’s Animal CrossingYou can find out more. You can personalize Gyroids to fit your home and play different music. They can also be grown and planted to make more Gyroids.

Cooking and stretching are key to a healthy lifestyle.

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The Boom Box will allow players to conduct community stretching by placing it in front of Resident Services and then punching play. This opens a minigame where players will be able to use their Joy-Cons for the exercise, shifting them around a bit. Wii FitYou can also visit our website at: If you’re more into carb loading, the Be a Chef! The DIY Recipes+ option, which can be purchased with Nook Miles allows you to make a variety of tasty baked goods.

A Froggy chair!

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Ah, Froggy Chair, quo vadis? For the furniture piece to be reintroduced, it took 18 months. Animal Crossing – New Horizons, but it’ll be part of the Nov. 5 free content update — which is the last major content update the 2020 game is getting, Nintendo said.

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