Animal Crossing New Horizons

It's a brand new month in the real world, which means that it's also a brand new month in our favourite, alternative Animal Crossing: New Horizons universe. This month brings with it a couple of new in-game goodies, so make sure you don't miss out.

First off is the May Day event! Starting from today (1st May) until 7th May, you'll be able to use a one-time May Day Ticket at the island airport. This lets you head out on a limited-time tour to an island that's rather different to your usual mystery island tours. You'll definitely want to make sure you take up the opportunity before the event comes to a close - we hear there might be a "special visitor" waiting for you.

That's not all, though, because upon starting the game today, you'll notice a letter waiting for you from none other than Tom Nook. He invites you to check out the Nook Stop Terminal, where you'll find a new limited-time item waiting for you.

For 600 Bells, you can buy a 'Thank-you Mom mug' for Mother's Day. You can get it by heading to the 'Nook Shopping' section of the Terminal and going over to the 'Seasonal' tab. It's available until 31st May to coincide with the actual Mother's Day which is also this month - unless you live in the UK, where it took place in March for some reason.

Remember to send it as a gift to your own mother if she plays, as demonstrated by our very own features editor, Gav. Hi Gav's mum!

Still sinking every last spare second into the game? Let us know how you're getting on with it in the comments below.