Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets last major update and first paid DLC

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Nintendo is releasing both a final free update and an initial DLC pack for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Update 2.0 and the Happy Home Paradise DLC will both be released on November 5. A new Switch Online subscription will also be added.

The last major free update for the exclusive Nintendo Switch hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduces many new features and old friends, Nintendo reveals in a video. For example, the classic Animal Crossing character Brewster is coming to New Horizons, as is his multiplayer café The Roost. Fortune teller Katrina, the Gyroids and the singing Kapp’n also make their comeback in the game.

That last character takes players for 1000 Nook Miles to any island that may or may not be in a different season. In this way, you can collect resources on the island in question, regardless of the season on the home island. Nintendo also brings new objects, hairstyles, KK Slider songs and the ability to use your own fruits and vegetables in dishes to the game with Update 2.0.

In addition, Nintendo announced the first paid DLC for New Horizons under the name Happy Home Paradise. In the DLC, players travel to an island where they are given the responsibility of building an individualized resort. All guests on the island have their own wishes and it is up to the player to build a suitable accommodation for each of those guests. For this, the player earns Poki currency, which can be used to buy special new furniture. The player also learns new building techniques on the Happy Home Paradise island that can be applied to the actual home base.

The dlc package costs 25 euros separately. Happy Home Paradise, on the other hand, is also included in the already announced Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription, which costs 40 euros per year. That’s twice as expensive as the standard Switch Online subscription. Players will continue to have access to the items earned in Happy Home Paradise even after the Switch Online Expansion Pack subscription has expired. The DLC island, on the other hand, is no longer accessible in that case.

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