Animal Crossing update will give us art, bushes and new events

Get ready to update Animal Crossing: New Horizons on April 23, as a load of new content will be added that day. The museum will expand with an art gallery. The art itself can be bought on Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler. Be on the lookout for forged art though!

Leif also makes an appearance, and will sell stuff to further dress up your garden. For instance bushes will make an appearance. You can also look forward to new events, such as Nature Day, International Museum Day and the Wedding Season.

You can read the full press release below, and check out the new update trailer as well.


New events, visiting characters and features will be available starting 23rd April

21st April, 2020 – The latest free update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch is bringing new seasonal events to the game, inviting island-goers to experience new faces visiting their island, blossoming flora, various works of art and an expanded museum. This free update and others later in the year will add new experiences to the game that players will be able to enjoy for a long time.

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free update 23/04/20 (Nintendo Switch) trailer features an overview of the upcoming characters, features and limited-time events. More details below:

Leif’s Garden Shop – Nature-loving Leif regularly visits players’ islands to sell his flourishing assortment of foliage, including shrubs and flower seeds. These decorative items will help make any island paradise a little greener.

Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler – After downloading the free update, Jolly Redd will occasionally show up in his boat to sell in-game art and unique colours of furniture to players. The furniture colours are not available in Nook’s Cranny. Like in previous Animal Crossing games, players will have to figure out which art pieces are real, and which are forgeries.

After purchasing genuine art, players can donate it to the island museum to open an art gallery, which will display all types of donated pieces, from paintings to sculptures.

Nature Day (23rd April 23 - 4th May) – During the Nature Day period, special Nook Miles challenges will be available that focus on nature-inspired goals, such as planting trees and watering flowers.

May Day Tour (1st – 7th May) – In the first week of May, players can use a one-time May Day Ticket at the island airport to head out on a limited-time tour to an island that looks different than the usual mystery island tours. A special visitor who looks familiar might also be there…

International Museum Day (18th – 31st May) – To celebrate International Museum Day, players can take part in a Stamp Rally. After receiving a special stamp card, players can enjoy viewing fish, insects and fossils while collecting stamps at the various museum exhibits to earn an in-game reward.

Wedding Season (1st – 30th June) – During a nuptial-themed June, players can visit Harvey’s island to meet the married couple Reese and Cyrus, as well as help arrange and take anniversary photos with them in the wedding-picture studio. Players will get wedding-themed items as a token of the couple’s gratitude.

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