If Animal Crossing: New Horizons is starting to feel a little stale, you'll be very pleased to know that Nintendo has some lovely summer updates just around the corner, introducing some very welcome new features.

We've got the full rundown for you below - all of these updates will be available starting on 3rd July, so we don't have long to wait.

  • Swimming and Diving – Grab a wet suit and get aquatically acquainted with your island marine life when swimming and diving arrive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Swim in the inviting waters off the coast of your island and dive to discover and scoop up sea creatures that inhabit your island’s ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for any prospective additions to the museum, and make sure to listen for fun facts from Blathers when you donate your new discoveries.
  • Pascal Brings Rewarding Recipes – While swimming, you might meet someone new! The friendly visitor Pascal seems to love scallops, and if you discover one while diving, he may ask you if he can have it. As a thank you, he’ll share some of his mermaid-themed DIY recipes.
  • Gulliver? – After downloading the free update, a familiar face will occasionally wash up on shore, but sporting slightly different, pirate-like clothing. Offer him a helping hand and he’ll send a special reward to show his gratitude.

And that's not all! Nintendo also promises to provide us with another update in early August. Specific details for that one haven't been shared just yet, but we'll make sure to keep an eye out for more.

Excited to get stuck into these new changes? Let us know with a comment.