Ever since the game launched last month, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have been wondering where the series' famous art gallery has gotten to. An ever-present feature of previous games, the art gallery has been a much-loved part of Blathers' museum - fake paintings and all - but it's nowhere to be seen in the new game.

As you'll know if you own a copy yourself, the museum in New Horizons has areas for fossils, bugs, and fish, with a mysterious staircase that leads to nothing. It seems like this could all be about to change, though, as speaking to a villager called Fang reveals some very intriguing in-game text.

Check out the conversation below (and note that it was published to Twitter via Nintendo Switch Share, so this is the real deal).

As you can see, Fang talks about an art gallery that, at present, isn't even a thing. Does this mean that Nintendo originally planned to include an art gallery, or is the plan to patch it in at a later date? We're definitely hoping for the latter.

Just last week, we actually put together a whole feature on why we think the art gallery and good old Crazy Redd will return in New Horizons. This certainly adds even more potential to those early thoughts.

Do you think it's only a matter of time before we see the art gallery return? Would you like to see Crazy Redd return in New Horizons? Tell us below.

[source twitter.com, via videogamer.com]