Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Update & Paid DLC on November 5

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Finally! after a long wait, Nintendo will drop the new updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. During the Animal Crossing Direct, Nintendo will bring a free update and a paid DLC on November 5. The free update will be the last free major update for the game.

Meanwhile, the paid DLC entitled Happy Home Paradise is also a part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. The Happy Home Paradise DLC will be available for $24.99. Plus, new amiibo cards will be available as well!

Here are the details for the free update or version 2.0

  • Brewster’s cafe will be open at the corner of the museum called the Roost. 
  • Take a boat tour with Kapp’n
  • Unearth Gyroids
  • Go to Harv’s Island to shop at the open market
  • Get cooking
  • Further support to your island life

Here are the full details of Happy Home Paradise DLC via Nintendo.

In addition to these features included with the free update, you may want to consider expanding your island getaway with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise paid downloadable content. In this expansion, you’ll join the Paradise Planning team, where you’ll have the opportunity to design vacation homes for characters, with dozens and dozens of vacationers enjoying your design inspirations! Let’s take a closer look at just some of the experiences you can expect with this new add-on, beginning November 5:

  • Work With Lottie as a Member of the Paradise Planning Team – Clients with different dream vacation requests will visit a new resort area located in an archipelago, made up of several different islands, where the Paradise Planning team is located. You can talk to a client and find out the details of their requests for a vacation home, and then make their dreams happen!
  • Design Dream Vacation Homes – After choosing a location for your client’s dream vacation home, you can design the interior where you’ll place designated furniture that was delivered ahead of time. As you continue designing vacation homes, you’ll acquire various design techniques, from changing how the home is structured by adding partition walls and pillars to divide the space, to adding counters, ambient lighting and soundscapes to add depth to the room design, and more. The vacation home themes vary depending on the client, and many requests await your expertise. You can also decorate the exterior yard.
  • Make Remodeling and Roommate Recommendations – As you gain experience as a designer, more furniture will become available, and you’ll also be able to make more suggestions. These include recommendations like remodeling the vacation homes of clients you’ve helped previously with different furniture, or even recommending that two clients share a room together as roommates.
  • Design Facilities – There are several vacant buildings on the island where Lottie’s Paradise Planning team is located. Lottie wants to make this island more robust and developed, so you’ll be able to help design facilities such as a school, restaurant and café.
  • Get Inspiration From the Happy Home Network – Capture photos of the vacation homes you design and save them to your catalog, which you can check out through the in-game Happy Home Network app in your NookPhone. From this app, you can also access the Showroom to view the building examples of designers from all over the world who have posted their creations online. You can follow the designers you like and view their samples for inspiration.
  • Use amiibo To Invite More Clients – Usually your job is to look for clients on the resort who may be considering having their own vacation home, but … if you use the current Animal Crossing series amiibo accessories, you can invite a specific client to discuss their vacation home. With amiibo, you can even design the vacation homes of busy individuals like Isabelle and Timmy & Tommy!
  • Bring Your Techniques Back to the Main Island – Techniques you’ve obtained through your work on the Paradise Planning team can also be used on your home island. Perhaps this will be a great opportunity for you to overhaul the design of your own home. And if you give island residents souvenir chocolate from Paradise Planning as a gift, they may become interested in what the archipelagos and vacation homes have to offer. Then, one day when you become a veteran designer with lots of experience, you will eventually be able to remodel residents’ homes on your island by making suggestions to them, too!

Check out the trailers below. 

Thanks, Gematsu


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Your Island, Your Life!

From the looks of it, we can see the game’s big jump of its improvements from its fresh visuals to the various features in the game and more! Isabelle and Tom Nook even got new outfits! Yes, yes. 

Plus, we also get a glimpse of the town’s clothing shop/tailor shop, Able Sisters, with loads of accessories to style your character. From caps to dresses to glasses to socks and more! 

So, sit back, relax, and get a nice preview of your soon-to-be island. 


Enjoy the 27-minute New Horizons goodness below, trailer, features, and screenshots.




  • Customize your character and home, and decorate the landscape (with furniture, if you like!), as you create your very own island paradise.
  • Experience a robust new crafting system—collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools!
  • Enjoy a variety of relaxing activities like gardening, fishing, decorating, interacting with charming NPCs, and more, as classic Animal Crossing experiences come to life in fun new ways within the deserted-island setting.


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