Nintendo has lifted the lid on "a series" of free updates headed to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including the return of the much-loved art gallery in Blathers' museum - as we had already kind of expected.

Plenty of special seasonal events are headed our way, bringing new characters, flora and the aforementioned art to your island. Things are kicking off on 23rd April, with all of these lovely goodies coming to the game:

  • Leif’s Garden Shop – Nature-loving Leif will regularly visit 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, as well as furniture with unique colors. Like in previous Animal Crossing games, players will have to figure out which art pieces are real and which are fake. 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 (April 23-May 4) – 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 (May 1-7) – 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 (May 18-31) – 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 (June 1-30) – 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 their gratitude.
Animal Crossing New Horizons Wedding

The updates mentioned appear to confirm some of the things rumoured in the recent Animal Crossing datamine. Will all of those datamined things come true? We'll have to wait and see.

Well, we know what we'll be up to for the next few months! Are you excited? Of course you are. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.