Nintendo Has More In-Game Events Planned for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo has plenty of new Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates planned in a bid to keep the game fresh for as long as possible.

It's been a busy year so far for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. After getting established on our islands back in March, we've been attacked by fleets of Bunny Day eggs, shaken down by jolly fraudsters, and recruited for spooky deeds by a mysterious pumpkin-headed figure.

In the normal course of affairs, Toy Day, New Years, and Festivals round off the event calendar before it starts again. Nintendo doesn't plan on New Horizons running the normal course of affairs, though.

During Nintendo's recent earnings call, company President Shuntaro Furukawa said the goal is keeping New Horizons fresh. He said:

Going forward, we will continue to implement in-game events and would like to create a situation where consumers will keep enjoying the game for a long time.

This will be the first year-end sales season for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and we hope even more people will take that opportunity to purchase the game.

Thus far, New Horizons updates have added more than just holidays. They included things such as diving and fireworks shows, alongside more important updates like backup save support.

There's no telling what Nintendo might have in store for the future. Even aside from brand-new content, there's still a fair bit New Horizons doesn't have yet, including Brewster's Café and Katrina the Fortune Teller, not to mention former town mayor Tortimer.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates and news.

[Source: Nintendo Japan via Nintendo Everything]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Nov. 10th 2020

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