In the new presentation Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct which aired on October 15, has shown a wide variety of new additions and options to enrich the lives of players on the island. Some of these novelties for Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch family consoles will be available via a free update on November 5 *.
These new features include the return of characters from the Animal Crossing series, such as the laid-back Figaro, who will open a cafeteria at the museum; and the Captain, an old sea lion who has a predilection for seafaring songs and who will take the players to other islands in his boat. On the other hand, different stalls will also be set up in the plaza of Fauno Key, including the one for Katrina, which will read the fortunes to the players. The ability to cook and new vegetables, and other customization features and options will also be added.
In addition to the free update, today’s video has also shown the first details and images for Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise **. In this paid downloadable content, players will join Nuria’s team at the Archipiélago Paraíso agency. In their new job, players will travel to charming islands where they can design vacation homes; They will also be able to decorate island facilities, such as a school and restaurant, and discover new ways to create and customize left and right as they gain experience designing vacation homes for their clientele. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise will be released on November 5 and can be purchased for € 24.99.
This paid expansion is also included for free with Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, the new Nintendo Switch Online subscription that includes the base Nintendo Switch Online subscription plus additional benefits, such as access to Nintendo 64 games and SEGA Mega Drive. . Subscribers will be able to get the downloadable content for free and play it while they have an active subscription. The individual subscription will cost € 39.99 for 12 months and the family subscription, € 69.99 for 12 months.
You can see the full video of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct on the YouTube channel of Nintendo Spain.
New facilities, characters and game mechanics will be added with the free update; In addition, the neighborhood management office will also help the players in new ways.
Here we summarize some of the functions and activities that can be enjoyed from November 5.
Figaro opens the doors of El Alpiste. The museum is expanded with El Alpiste, the ideal place to take a break and savor a good cup of delicious coffee. This café is run by the laid-back Figaro, and will be available when players fulfill a certain request from Socrates, the museum director. Players may meet other island residents here, and by using the amiibo phone inside the cafeteria, they will be able to invite other characters via compatible amiibo cards. In addition, players can also invite friends to their island and take them to El Alpiste to relax in company while enjoying a good coffee.
Tours in the Captain’s boat. Players will find the Captain lounging on the dock and can ask him to take them to a remote island in his boat. The trip is already worth it just to enjoy its seafaring songs! The Captain will drop anchor on islands with never-before-seen mysterious flora, or on islands with a different time of year and time of day, for example. How mysterious!
Gyroids buried. Until now, only fossils could be unearthed, but now gyroids are also added. Each gyroid makes a different sound. Their appearance can be customized to fit the environment around them.
Shopping in Cayo Fauno. They are going to make reforms in Cayo Fauno. With the help of his friend Marilín, Fauno will invite different characters to plant their posts on the islet. Users can contribute berries to achieve that goal! Family visitors who have already visited the players’ island, such as Ladino, Alcatifa and Betunio, will now have their businesses here, and Al and Paca will offer to customize furniture that cannot be customized through the DIY bank. On the other hand, Katrina will read the fortunes to the players every day, and Marilín may teach them new hairstyles.
To cook it has been said. Cooking recipes are coming to the Creations application! Players can grow tomatoes, wheat, sugar cane, potatoes, and carrots on their island, and then combine the ingredients they collect to make yummy dishes. Take advantage!
More things to do on the island. Nook, Inc. has so much more to offer the locals. Without going any further, group stretching in the square, more storage space and the possibility that the neighborhood spokesperson issues ordinances with which to establish, among other things, the growth rate of the weeds or make the Insulans be active earlier in the morning. There are many more options for players to enjoy the island and to adapt it to their rhythm of life!
In addition to the features included with the free update, players may want to extend their island experience with paid downloadable content Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise.
In this expansion, players will join the Paraíso Archipelago team, and design vacation homes for the characters: dozens and dozens of customers will be able to enjoy ideal designs!
Let’s see what players can do with the new content, which will be available starting November 5:
Work with Nuria’s team at the Paraíso Archipelago. Clients with different ideas for a vacation home will go to a new tourist complex located in an archipelago made up of different islands, where the Paraíso Archipelago team works. Players will talk to clients to determine the details of their vacation home and make their dreams come true!
Design dream vacation homes. The players will choose the location of the client’s vacation home, and then they will design the interior, where they will place the furniture previously selected by the agency, and which they will receive before undertaking the project. As players design vacation homes, they will acquire different design techniques, such as adding partition walls and pillars to divide the space, as well as countertops, lighting and soundscapes to add life to the room, among other things. Vacation home themes vary by customer, and players will be able to handle a large number of requests. You can also decorate the house plot!
Recommend remodeling and that two characters share a house. As players gain experience as designers, they will have more furniture at their disposal and will also be able to make suggestions. These include remodeling previous clients’ vacation homes with different furniture, or recommending that two clients share a home.
Design facilities. There are several empty buildings on the island where Nuria’s team from Archipiélago Paraíso is located. Nuria wants the island to be much more lively, so players can help her design facilities such as a school, a restaurant, and a cafeteria.
Get inspired by the Portal de Artes Decorativas:. Players will be able to take photos of the vacation homes they have designed and save them in a portfolio, which they will be able to access through the application of the Portal of Decorative Arts on the Nookófono. In this application, they will also be able to access the samples of other designers from around the world who have published their creations online ****. Players will be able to follow the designers they love the most and view their creations for inspiration.
Use amiibo to invite more customers. Typically, the users’ job will be to deal with requests from clients coming to the archipelago looking for a vacation home, but if they use amiibo from the Animal Crossing series, they will be able to invite specific clients and create the house of your dreams! With amiibo, they can design vacation homes for busy people like Canela or Tendo and Nendo.
Use the techniques learned on the island. Players will also be able to use the techniques they learn from their work on the Paraíso Archipelago team on their island. It may be the perfect opportunity to thoroughly remodel your homes. Also, if they give away chocolates from the Paraíso Archipelago to the island’s residents, they may be interested in what the archipelago has to offer and want to have their own vacation home. On the other hand, one day, when players are veteran designers, they may be able to remodel the homes of their island residents by making suggestions.
But that’s not all: to further enrich island life, the Animal Crossing Series 5 amiibo cards will hit stores on November 5, adding a greater variety of characters to amiibo cards. Each amiibo card pack includes 3 cards. Players will be able to use these colorful cards with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Series 5 will feature a selection of 48 characters, including some never featured on amiibo cards, as well as brand new ones.
The NookLink service in the Nintendo Switch Online app will also receive an update on November 5 that will add more items to redeem in-game in exchange for Nook miles. Players will also be able to find out what is happening on the island thanks to “Your insular newspaper”, consult tips for life on the island in the “Insular Manual” and access the Portal of Decorative Arts from the comfort of their phone or smart device .
Thanks to the two big updates coming on November 5: the free update to version 2.0 and the paid downloadable content Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, players will be able to continue to enjoy their life on the island for a long time.
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct presentation showed the free update to version 2.0 of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the paid downloadable content Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, which will be available on November 5, 2021 In addition, the 5 series of amiibo cards will also go on sale that same day.