The Animal Crossing Direct that concluded yesterday was absolutely phenomenal. Nintendo announced not one, but over 15 updates and changes for the fifth entry for New Horizons.
The updates include the return of Brewster, Kapp'n, and other beloved characters, storage expansion, return of ordinances, pro camera app, paid DLC, and much more; set to arrive on November 5.
However, fence customization and a new list of K.K. Slider songs were two key highlights. Animal Crossing players have been asking the developers for fence customization ever since the title came out in March 2020.
Nintendo has finally responded and will add new fence types coupled with the ability to customize them to an extent. The following section will throw more light on the aforementioned updates.
Nintendo announces over 15 new updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The pro-construction license will enable players to upgrade from eight to a total of ten bridges and inclines on their islands.
Furthermore, Nintendo will add nine fence types:
- Park fencing
- Block fencing
- Corrugated iron fencing
- Large lattice fencing
- Log wall fencing
- Green bamboo fencing
- Bamboo slats fencing
- Log fencing
- Frozen fencing
Animal Crossing players will be able to customize some of these fencing types, editing colors and patterns.
K.K. Slider has been an indispensable part of the Animal Crossing franchise since its inception, and the game will be incomplete without his music. Nintendo understands the role Slider has played and will add 12 new songs to his collection, including K.K. Break, Polka, Hip Hop, Fuge, Dub, Chorinho, Chillwave, Lovers, and more.
K.K. Slider performs at the plaza every Saturday. However, for those who miss the opportunity and want to listen to him perform from the comfort of their homes, Nintendo will include a music box as a new furniture item.
Other Animal Crossing updates that were announced
Developers have added more storage space. This will allow players to keep 5,000 items instead of 2,400.
Ordinances will be returning sooner rather than later. Setting an ordinance will determine how a player wants to play the game, which more or less depends on their lifestyle.
Nintendo will add new hairstyles and reactions, something that has been on the card for a while now.
More importantly, players will be able to grow potatoes, tomatoes, sugarcane and wheat to make food items that can be consumed or placed on tables.
Lastly, Animal Crossing will get its first paid DLC in the form of Happy Home Paradise. This will allow players to get to work and create vacation homes for other characters on the island.
As per the official announcement from Nintendo, the update will become available on November 5, 2021.