During the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct stream this month, Nintendo revealed details on the final free update for New Horizons, as well as a new paid DLC expansion. Both are launching November 5th.
The free update adds tons of new characters, services, and gameplay features, including cooking your own vegetables! Here’s a sample list:
- Get on a boat with Kapp’n to visit other islands, including some with mysterious new plants.
- After completing a fulfilment quest for Blathers at the museum, Brewster will open a café called The Roost. Residents can be found hanging out at The Roost drinking coffee. Friends from other islands can hang out at the café together.
- Harv’s Island is getting new shops, including furniture customization store, and hair stylist.
- Grow vegetables in your garden and combine them to make DIY recipes.
Happy Home Paradise is the upcoming paid DLC ($24.99). It focuses on designing vacation homes for your characters in the new resort area. Any techniques you’ve unlocked through the work with Paradise Planning can then be used on your home island. Happy Home Paradise is included for free with the upgraded membership of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, a new subscription service that includes access to select Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games. Nintendo switch Online + Expansion costs $49.99 for 12 months, or $79.99 for an annual family membership.
“With all this new content, we can’t wait for players to rediscover the vibrant world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and enjoy new opportunities for relaxation and self-expression,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo Senior VP. “For daily players, returning residents and newcomers alike, we hope both Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise and the free update bring more experiences to your personal island paradise for a long time to come.”
The free update and the Happy Home Paradise DLC will be available on November 5th. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.