Animal Crossing: New Horizons director Aya Kyogoku recently said that she sees New Horizons as the beginning of Animal Crossing’s third generation. That begs the question, how will this generation develop as we move forwards? After all, Animal Crossing superfans are still going to be playing New Horizons for months, if not years, to come.
Well, in order to look forwards sometimes you have to look backwards. It’s been almost twenty years since the first Animal Crossing game released and in that time players have gone from being a humble villager, to the mayor of a town and, on the Switch, an island representative tasked with creating the perfect getaway paradise. Additionally, core games have kept things exciting with updates: add-ons, festivals, themed days, and expansions.
‘Tis The Seasonal Update
Of course, updates are already a thing in New Horizons. So far, we’ve seen Zipper T. Bunny hiding eggs around our islands to celebrate Bunny Day, and the May Day Maze event as a themed Nook Miles Tour. Players have also been offered the chance to use skills learnt in Happy Home Designer to create serene interior designs for a series of wedding snaps at Harvey’s Island. And who could forget Redd’s clandestine visits to the game’s secret beach?
We also know that we’re getting summer updates complete with the addition of swimming, diving and the chance to collect new kinds of sea life to further stock up the museum and craft new furniture with the help of Pascal. I couldn’t have been happier when I saw an islander dive into the ocean in the recent summer update teaser, and it also confirmed that we’ll be getting a second update in August. But what might that entail? And what exciting additions could be coming to New Horizons beyond the summer?
One hope is that we’ll see the return of fan-favourite events from previous games. An example of this is Mushrooming Season, which was introduced in the first Animal Crossing adventure and has been featured in most main games aside from Wild World. Thankfully, we know that this autumn festivity will be returning to New Horizons, as Mushrooming Season is confirmed to be starting for players in the Northern Hemisphere in November later this year. Similar to Bunny Day, there are plenty of mushroom-inspired DIY recipes to find around that time, including a pretty snazzy mushroom umbrella.
With DIY recipes and crafting being a big feature of New Horizons, a lot of fans are wondering whether established Animal Crossing events will be tailored to suit this new gameplay mechanic. Two of the biggest events in past Animal Crossing games were Halloween and Christmas Eve, with players spending the proceeding month preparing costumes and finding out what presents villagers were hoping to receive. With the new DIY twist on the franchise, it’s possible that you may have to personally craft your neighbours’ seasonal gifts, and perhaps even create spooky costumes for Halloween from scratch. This is sounds like so much fun and, if true, I can’t wait to see what costumes the update brings!
Your Guess Is As Good As (Data) Mine
But what about future updates we have no precedent for? Interestingly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons data miners may offer us a few clues. In particular, reputable and proven data miner Ninji has pulled plenty of tantalising hints from the New Horizons game code.
Firstly, it seems that some of the buildings and services present on our islands might be getting further renovations. Notes in the code suggest that the Museum could gain a shop (please let there be a T-rex costume), and a section dedicated to displaying Gyroids (a kind of NPC furniture). In previous games players could locate Gyroids around their island by digging with a shovel, and they were mostly used for house decoration. It appears that, in New Horizons, they may become a living collectible to stock your museum with. I just hope that isn’t quite as creepy as it sounds.
There is also a nice juicy hint in the code that we might be learning to cook with a future update. I’m thinking that this might tie in with the upcoming swimming/diving update, because some of the critters we saw in the teaser are certainly edible – cream and garlic scallops anyone? However, there is also a strong hint in the code that vegetable farming is also coming. Uncovered data suggests that, as well as growing fruit on your trees, players will soon be able to grow carrots, tomatoes, sugar cane, potatoes, wheat, and even pumpkins! I’m wondering whether events like the Harvest Festival are going to tie in with this new mechanic.
Expand Your Horizons
Updating New Horizons with timed seasonal events is one thing, but I’m hoping Nintendo aims higher. I’m talking about totally new and much more substantial events, locations and festivals. Could there even be a big paid DLC expansion on the horizon?
There is (kind of) a precedent for this. Years after release, Animal Crossing: New Leaf received a free update for all players in the form of the Welcome Amiibo update. This expansion added a new area to the town, and the possibility for players to take control of which villagers they chose to invite. Whilst this was a free update, its size and the new opportunities it afforded to players suggests that Nintendo aren’t afraid of adding substantial content to Animal Crossing games in one go.
But what might a large (and maybe even paid) New Horizons DLC look like? Well, here’s my idea, inspired by director Aya Kyogoku’s comments on how player communication is increasingly central to the Animal Crossing franchise.
Perhaps we could even see something akin to an archipelago expansion that would create a shared online space in the form of a group of islands separate from your home island. Players (most likely your best friends) would team up in order to develop the archipelago from a cluster of forgotten spaces to an interlinked and bustling hub where islanders can meet to trade items, play mini-games and contribute to public work projects such as market squares and stylish boutique shops. With the archipelago stored safely in the cloud, any player could access it at any time (no need for a host player to open their dodo gates) and, once bridges are built between the different islands, any friend could access any part of the archipelago whenever they wanted!
So what do you think? Are you open to something like the Archipelago Expansion? Or do you have your own hopes and ideas for where New Horizons might go in the future? Let us know in the comments!
I really hopes Nintendo will add with some mini games so when we are bored with daily chores, mini games with exciting rewards will motivate us to continue ACNH.
Also, Nintendo need to add gloves for fashion item so it will have possibility of boxing gloves as i really love Boxing themed furnitures. And it would be nice if villagers can wear gloves too.
10 villagers by Maximum is really ridiculous.
At least 20 - 30 villagers in one island.
What lies beyond the horizon? Another horizon to explore.
@Anti-Matter I think he's talking about written characters in the comment section.
What about sailing, Wind Waker style? Or digging out caves, or building high mountains. SO much they could do and we know how creative Nintendo can be. I don't even think there will be a sequel, they'll just keep on adding to this game while the Switch is still viable. Content for years basically!
@Bl4ckb100d I like to think @Anti-Matter knew this but chose to keep the discussion on-topic.
pointless article the game is not even 6 months old and here we have goobers being LIKE WHATS NEXT? yall dumb
Honestly the fact that they're limiting progress and withholding content ticks me off. This game is imo the worst animal crossing BUT it has the potential to be the best
@acNewUpdates no one cares that youre first you must be under 17, next how about buying multiple items/clothes at once? and crafting leave
@Nego Ok I'll assume that's the case too. @Anti-Matter yeah I wish we could have more villagers in one island.
@NintendoPok - it may not be even six months old, but I'm sure I'm not alone in already having played for over 300 hours*.
How many games last for a third or even a sixth of that? So I don't think this article is pointless, time-in-game is more important than time-since-release.
*Helped by being furloughed on full pay since Easter.
And yet the best thing they could do would be to allow for multiple islands.
@PickledKong64 I too wish they had all this content from the beginning
@NintendoPok Gamers are rarely satisfied. It’s always about what’s coming up next.
I want all the shops of New Leaf and the nook shop to be upgraded to a mall and have more than 5 items, also I don't like the new letter system, it's very slow if you want to send many letters every day. And if you could run with L and not only with B, as in NL it would be great to play with one hand sometimes.
I quite like it this way, but I can see why you do not like things being added gradually, but like you say even for you it has the potential to be the best.
I just want the option to craft multiples of the same item with one button press, I’m gonna wear out my beautiful orange Joycon!!
I want to go to the moon and live up there.
@FatHedgehog At this point I'd settle for Nook Mile islands that don't suck. Went to the bamboo island today. That island was maybe ok to get bamboo 3 months ago but it's a total waste of a trip now. Why can't the devs make interesting islands for us to visit?
Outside some of the QOL stuff that has been mentioned that I would like to see, I would love to see at least one more expansion to Nook's Cranny. I also hope the cooking feature and vegetable stuff does happen. That would add a lot of fun and can open a world of new ways to interact with your fellow villagers
I'm enjoying the monthly updates. They keep things surprising.
About New Leaf's "free" update - While it didn't cost anything to download, most of its new items were locked behind Amiibo figures and cards. Despite buying all my Amiibo discounted I still spent more on them than on the actual game. ($40 versus $65)
@rjejr Completely agreed with that. I've already spent WAY too many miles on tickets to virtually similar islands, gaining me practically nothing new, other than maybe the first two trips, which yielded bamboo and new types of flowers.
Agreed, good soapbox piece. Unpopular opinion, but I like the updates.
For me I'd actually like an expansion to the size of the Island. Particularly if farming is going to become a thing going forward.
How does an island get bigger? Well... umm... earthquake, or something...
how about more realistic weather? possible store closings and possible power outages, as well as heavy snow storms in which make it harder to wonder the island. maybe Nintendo could update the airport in some way or at least let us change its color.
being able to modify the beach would be nice. it would be a nice addition to the whole island construction thing. also there should be an option to create paths that will not grow weeds over time.
i would like Nintendo make it so that we can have additional expansions and customizations to our homes.
@stevenw45 do weeds grow on paths? Flowers do, but at my island weeds does not grow on paths yet, despite it is right next to some paths... Nevertheless, just make an empty design and lay it on your dirt path, so no flowers will grow there. Helps in front of trees, too, so the spot is always empty for whatever falls off the tree.
Edit: Just if it has to prove it, the game put some weeds on a dirt path today at my island
I hope some older items will be added. I have some ideas to build, but miss some items we had in previous games, like the cannon or the Master Sword, or the laboratory and spaceship furniture...
Cooking, Harvest Moon style farming, more fruits, vegetables, or adding pets. Additional tools or designs (more custom design slots). And Isabelle stop talking trash and really bringing news (weather, whats hot item, carpet dealer was seen on the island ...etc )
@Anti-Matter The island definitely doesn’t have enough space for 20-30 villagers. And I don’t know how they could reasonably make the islands bigger. They should just let us buy another island to live on.
@vanYth There’s already laboratory items / walls and flooring and Spaceship themed furniture in the game. You get the laboratory wall fromSaharah but the items are in Nooks Cranny. You get all the space themed furniture from Celeste.
@rjejr why can’t the developers allow for all fruit to be gathered on the nook miles islands? Why limit it to your original fruit and one alternative?
@PickledKong64 It’s not the worst Animal Crossing. Definitely nowhere near it as it improves on a lot from the previous entries that you maybe need to go back and play again to see for yourself. You’re just impatient. Are you a time traveler?
@JSDude1 huh, I have 3 types of fruit growing on my island
@ThanosReXXX Hey Thanos. Did I know you were playing ACNH? I think my short term memory loss might be getting worse, sorry.
I'm playing about an hour a day, down from 6 or 7, 330+ total. Now I'm just waiting for Redd to show up, been about 6 weeks, not sure why Blathers even bothered to build that gallery. Looking forward to the swimming, that should be fun for 15 minutes like the firefly catching.
Hope things are well, things seem better over there. I think POTUS is hoping things get so bad over here we cancel the election. That's the only logical explanation. Next 3 weeks we may burn like Rome.
@Anti-Matter I was also wondering why they don’t have gloves as an accessory in the game. It’s probably because they don’t have fingers so Nintendo likely thought that there was no point.
I always wondered why the Villager used boxing gloves in Smash Bros but not the actual game.
@JSDude1 I still don't have cherries and after 100 days - got the Nook Miles stamp today - it's kind of annoying. My island is oranges, got 5 pears in a Ballon or mail I quickly planted, peaches on an island, maybe 2, and of course coconuts are on every island. Bamboo on a few islands. Really annoyed about the cherries actually, I have 3 or 4 recipes too.
Really no excuse for no different fruit on the Nook islands.
Ah, that"s why i wish gloves for fashion item.
@Sladey69 Did you get the third one from the Mom? That’s the only way you can have 3 types of fruit growing on your island without trading.
@rjejr The excuse is to get you to trade online with other players or trade locally with someone that has different fruit than you. If you can’t afford Nintendo Online or you don’t have any local friends to trade with, well you’re just screwed. For now, anyway. Maybe Nintendo will listen to the complaints about having to rely so much on trading one day.
Wait, my Mom will give me the 3rd Non native fruit via letter ?? 😮
You have Orange fruits ?
When i started the game, i kept resetting for 3 hours to find ideal starter Jock villager and never find any Orange trees from the randomization.
For me, I'd really love two things:
1) The interactivity update. All the friends I've had try the game wanted to ride that scooter, play the arcade cabinet or cook the fish they caught. You wouldn't believe the amount of time I spent just making different rhythms with several metronomes. Adding more interactive objects would expand the fun exponentially.
2) The villager interactions update. Having never played an AC game before, I really thought there would be real dialogues and story making instead of shallow "What's new? – Oh, the weather is nice" interactions. That was the biggest letdown, honestly. You do get some interesting stuff but it is so so rare that it honestly doesn't make much difference.
@Anti-Matter Yup! I can’t tell you when she does it, though.
Actually, the NON native fruits sold 5 times more expensive than the native fruits.
Native fruit = 100 Bell each
Non Native fruit = 500 Bell each
If All the fruits available from the beginning, it will be All 100 Bell each.
And the reason why we got only 1 kind of fruit because this is a social game where trading the fruits is the main part of this game. Nintendo want us to socialize with other players to trade and share our native fruit and at the same time we try to get all the fruits.
@pinta_vodki for your 2) request, I think that could easily be rectified by removing the fact that your villagers prioritize certain dialogue over the more varied stuff. They will always say the most “relevant” thing first so you have to talk to them 3 or more times to get to the good stuff, and that’s pretty dumb. The fact that certain dialogue is locked behind the friendship point system is also tedious. It needs an overhaul and will quell the complaints that villagers talk like bots when they don’t actually.
@KarmaGoona I have the Lab wall, thanks for the reminder. I also have the laboratory set. But what I meant were that mad scientist like items of weird computers and chairs. And I know the rocket and star items, but I miss the furniture to decorate a space ships commando bridge. Control panels and futuristic chairs.
@Sladey69 yeah but there’s 5 in total, and I’ve only gotten one type from Nook Miles Islands.
2. More Shops to unlock
3. For the love of mario, please Nintendo. add something to tell us when the tools will be break
4. option to craft more of the same item than once.
otherwise, nothing else that i can think of that Nintendo needs to add in the game.
@rjejr Ah, no sorry needed, my friend. I suffer the same issues sometimes. Guess that comes with age. But, having said that, I don't believe I ever mentioned it to you. I bought Animal Crossing, along with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and a Neo Geo Mini, as somewhat of a momentary final treat for myself, because it was paid for by my final summer bonus as an independent contractor.
That ship has sailed now, so on to darker waters it is, now...
Either way, in general, things are indeed better here. Or at least a heck of a lot better than in Florida, California and Texas, the latter has all but declared a renewed state of emergency, if our news reports are to be believed, so I don't envy you guys over there, and I feel for my former home state of California, so I hope that this storm will ultimately pass as well.
As for your Animal Crossing woes: kinda weird that Redd hasn't appeared yet. On my island, he actually appeared BEFORE the museum had expanded itself with an art gallery, and to be honest, I don't know what I did to trigger that event. I do always chat to all the residents, because I remember them mentioning a suspicious character, before I actually met him.
As for the cherries: I could help you with that, and probably with quite a bit more, if you hop on over to my island. Got to have your friend code for that, though, so I can send you an invite.
If you don't have Nintendo Online, then you could either use the trial period of 7 days that comes with the game, or just take a month for 4 bucks. It's well worth it for this game at least.
Just let me know when or whatever, and we'll fix that no cherry tree problem for you...
@KarmaGoona I spent hours trying to get online or to get people onto my island when I had NO, never once had anyone visit or could get to another person's island, despite several of my Switch friends being visibly online and playing ACNH. If they expect people to use Discord to set up a time they are doing it wrong.
Now, if they let each of my wife and 2 sons have their own islands w/ different fruit on our 1 Switch, maybe we could visit each other's islands and trade and share, but since we can't, we don't. I once spent 15 minutes trying to get my son to run around my island w/ me to go explore the museum before we looked it up online and realized he couldn't b/c he hadn't played the game by himself yet. That's stupid also, you can't just have family play w/ you multiplayer on your own Switch unless they play the game alone first. That is not player friendly.
I happen to be signing up for a Family Switch account tomorrow so my son can play SSBU online, his single expired this week, but I don't think I'll try to play online again.
@ThanosReXXX But I just spent 20 minutes explaining to the person above that I wasn't going online anymore. Maybe I will hit you up though, you in some ACNH forum or something?
Always meant to get MUA3. You playing that by yourself, seems like a couch co-op game to me. Still waiting on the DLC to finish, must be close now if it hasn't already.
Yeah, TX, FL, AZ. My son goes to live at his college dorm in August for the 1st time. It's a 16,000 student school w/ students from all 50 states and international. Good thing college kids are known for proper etiquette and obeying the rules or there could be trouble.
Unless I decide to redo large parts of my island, I still feel like there isn't much left to do beyond hunting for things for the museum.
I love this game, I put over 200 hours into it. Loads of fun. But I just feel like all that's left are daily chores for bells I just don't need.
@KarmaGoona lol I like how your accusing me of time traveling to prove your point. No I am not but I live with 4 other people and we all share 1 island. A lot of progress goes on and it is clear that Nintnedo hinders that promise. The fact that there is only 2 Nook Upgrades when in theory we should be on the third or last upgrade is shocking. Also the game is terrible with 5 residents. Crafting is hard to do as the resources dont respanw for different players. And so what if I am a time traveler? If someone wants to they can just dont accuse me of it like it's the 8th deadly sin.
@KarmaGoona also who are you to tell me if I am impatient? ***** off dude. Diferent people have different experiences
@rjejr Ultimate Alliance is perfectly playable on your own, although it can obviously be played in co-op. I played all previous parts, AND their prequels, by myself as well, so I'm used to it. All the DLC has now been released, far as I know. There's even a complete bundle, combining all three packs into one.
As for ACNH: that's why I said just use the free trial, or take one month, and then cancel. Getting more stuff for your island and achieving some progress in the game is well worth the 4 bucks, if you ask me. (edit: crap, missed the part where you mentioned signing up for a family subscription, so never mind)
And to answer your question: no, I'm not in an Animal Crossing forum, I've simply exchanged codes with people in the Chit-Chat thread, so hop in whenever you want.
All i ask for are more storage slots and more design slots... i want to make super detailed sections, but can't thanks to a 50 design limit...
@NintendoPok no one is asking you to read it or participate in the discussion. Goof.
@Nego heh, touche. That'd be something if it were the case.
Are people still playing this game? I wish there was an decently easy way to find out en masse how many people are playing a certain game every day since it released.
I have a hunch AC, unlike say a Mario Kart or Fortnite title, has a steep drop off in player activity a few months after release.
@NintendoPok I dunno man, with the way people drive on the road, the idea of "first" seems to go beyond just 17 year olds!
@SpaceKaren First off, that thumbnail for your icon is something special.
Second, that would be an interesting metric. Wasn't there a website that did that for PC, Steamspy? I guess that would be tricky to figure out for a console, where some people will play offline.
Okay, I'll bite. The first (and last) Animal Crossing game I played was the one on the Gamecube, and I didn't "get it" so I just moved on.
I've never really looked into it, so I honestly don't know, so prep your minds for my SUPER NOOB question...but from the people that like the game, what the heck is it supposed to be? Is it Nintendo's take on the Minecraft, semi-open world kind of thing? Nobody in my social circle plays it, so I honestly don't know, sorry if that hurts everyone's heads.
I would like to see an island with a city that acts as an online hub to meet and play mini games with other players. It could have a mall with various shops. There just needs to be more to do than the same old chores. After 300 hours I'm getting fatigued. I want the days I spend to feel like different days. As it is now, it feels like groundhog day.
@LUIGITORNADO ok goof
@Mii_duck um just bought the game in may because Persona 5 royal and FFVII remake sorry, i have 75 houts in it i have 210 hours in smash and 150 in pokemon. Skyrim says hello. the article is pointless people are still playing it still tons to do and people wanting more when we have two free DLC updates. yall play other games?
An "ephemeral" style? A melancholy town where we never smile? Maybe windmills? 😂
My most desired new feature: an option to turn off the repetitive text. Yep, an option to turn off the repetitive text. Wouldn't it be great if there was an option to turn off the repetitive text , etc...
I really like Animal Crossing New Horizons and the updates it gets.
This game needs a walk button. Sometimes I want to stroll around and enjoy it, not run around like a hectic eight year old. I know the joystick allows walking if you don't push too hard, but it's a nightmare to maintain.
@TG16_IS_BAE Thanks for asking, the game is pretty much what it looks like: walking around, collecting things, fishing, catching bugs. The great addition of this edition is terraforming, which is like Minecraft. I like the visuals better than Minecraft.
It is simply a relaxing game, with different achievements if you want to try, but you do not have to.
So, while I love my platforming and adventure and racing games, I also love Animal Crossing for its super chill vibe and small surprises.
I would pay to get more slots for patterns. Heck, I would put money down for storage space (yeah I know you can start a second account but it's annoying switching between villagers)
More pattern slots would be great! Or even a storage type system for them so you can keep the ones you like or have previously used.
The idea of a multi player off island area sounds interesting but having visited a very heavily built up island which was at full capacity my fear is that it would be seriously laggy!
So far I’ve loved the slow release of updates, it keeps things fresh, I really struggle to understand the anger at having to wait. But then there’s such a culture of wanting things yesterday and hating to wait, so why wouldn’t that filter down to the game too.
@NintendoPok - I've 390 hours in Skyrim, 150 in Breath of the Wild, 215 in Witcher 3, 130 in Assassin's Creed Black Flag etc etc so yes, I am aware of other games.
This article is an opinion piece, and as many have commented here and elsewhere New Horizons is missing many features of previous games, so it's not a lone option.
It's not a rant or major complaint, but yes, some of us are speculating what else may be added in. It's part of the fun of the game, not pointless or dumb.
@ThanosReXXX Chit-chat was going to be my 2nd guess. I'll come search you out when I'm ready to go.
@rjejr No rush, I'm not going anywhere. Literally...
I really miss collecting Nintendo themed items
@TG16_IS_BAE I think that the simplest way to put it, is that it is a "holiday" sim, or a "create your home away from home" sim.
Much like with a game like Go Vacation!, in which case the purpose is conveyed a bit more obvious and direct through the title, it's a game where nothing is mandatory/obligatory, and everything can go at your own pace. It's a leisure time game, a bit of unwinding in a relaxing way, after a hard day's work, or a stressful day.
Yes, it has elements of crafting, but it's not Minecraft, because it literally doesn't go that deep. You don't have to build your own home or dig massive caves. It's just you being on an island, gathering resources, decorating your home, fishing, insect hunting, and all kinds of other recreational activities.
So, in short, it's a bit like an expansive Tamagochi, except this one won't die if you leave it alone for a while. Life will go on, on the island, even if you don't play it for weeks, or even months, and I guess that this is also one of the lures of the game: do what you want, either play it every day for a bit, or play it once a week, or even once a month. You decide. Obviously, there are some rules, but they're pretty lenient, and other than that, there's nothing in there that you MUST do, unless you want to.
But it does need to click with you, so if you read this, you'll possibly think: "what the... ?", but in order to get it, you'll need to play it for more than just an hour or so. Spend a day with it, and it'll more than likely dawn on you.
@ThanosReXXX Pandemic gave you a sense of humour I see.
@ThanosReXXX Thanks man! You covered the concept pretty well. It doesn’t sound like it’s something that will click real well with me, but I appreciate you taking the time to explain it! Have a great day!
@dugan Thank you! The more I keep reading about it, the more it sounds like some of the crafting and building aspects included with Skyrim, with the difference that those features are the main game. Thanks for the heads up! Have a good one!
@rjejr Well, that's about all that we have left to prevent us from jumping off a bridge, right?
@TG16_IS_BAE You're welcome.
@ThanosReXXX That's a very good point.
You get tested? I'm sitting here looking at the CityMD website, it's like the fast food version of a Dr's office, thinking about going in to get tested - I haven't seen my parents in 4 months and they invited us over - and if I'm reading it right, the requirements to get tested to see if I have it now or in the past is that I have to know I have it. 😝
@rjejr No, not yet. Depending on where you're going, it's mandatory, but I'm not going to any of the relevant locations, and they're not testing people at home, or forcing them to go get a test.
And numbers of victims here are still on the decline, so contrary to the States, there isn't an overbearing need to do any rigorous testing.
I visit my old man every other weekend, in his little garden house at the community gardens, and neither of us has suffered any consequences for it. We just keep a bit of distance, no handshaking or bear hugs, like we'd normally do, but other than that, the rest goes just like usual.
@TG16_IS_BAE haha thanks!
Yeah, i would be all about consumption of said data if it were obtainable. I don't know how it could be though.
@SpaceKaren Basically, drones. Use drones. Yeah. :/
@Mii_duck i love how you say "this is an opinion piece" well expect opinion comments its dumb bye.
Preach. So happy with the direction this game has gone. The only small gripe I have is that I wish that dialogue of the villagers was a bit more fleshed out and dynamic, and that I wished they added things like morning routines and hide and seek like in the older games, but those are just minor nitpicks. Great job Nintendo.
@ThanosReXXX Makes sense. 1of the few things that does these days.
I'd like more custom patterns slots, even more house storage, expanded pocket storage perhaps if a bag is equipped, batch crafting and item stacks consistent across all objects.
Hmm, very much minor storage-based wishes! I'm really enjoying the game.
Sometimes, I just wish we could fast-forward certain bits of this year (or even next year, depending on how things go), although on the other hand, I'm not really in that much of a rush to get older...
@ThanosReXXX "I'm not really in that much of a rush to get older... "
I'll be 55 in 3 weeks. Well 3 weeks from yesterday actually.
I remember being on here making a really big deal turning 50, doesn't seem like that long ago. Though it also seems like a lifetime ago, who knows. Not planning on doing much celebrating this year, already canceled my son's big HS graduation party. Had such big plans for this year. The year that wasn't. 😢
@rjejr Wow, is that five years ago already? I kind of feel like it was more recent. Just goes to show you, how fast time goes for us 50+ guys. Definitely NOT a good thing...
And I can definitely relate to plans not becoming reality: I wanted to have a big celebration with family and friends, for my demi-centennial, but of course, due to the global misery we're in right now, none of that was possible. So, instead, it was just me and my old man, and some beers...
Cooking? Halloween costumes? Bring me in!
How interesting, I had a similar idea to the Archipielago expansion, but instead of multiple islands, I thought of expanding your island in scope to the point of making it semi open-air.
it seen that now Nintendo is doing seasonal updates for the major update for Animal Crossing New Horizons, so based on this can expect Cooking mechanics and Vegetables in Fall?Brewster, Gyriods and another Museum expansion in Winter?
i also hope beside the major updates that will problaby add the Cooking mechanics, Vegetables and Brewster, Nintendo also do a big QOL update that fixes many of the games isseus, add the option to make us move out Villagers we don't like, add a Durabity Meter to our Tools, add Bulk Crafting, allow us to craft multiple itens for our inventory for our House Storage when Crafting and many more, if Nintendo do this and i hope they do, Animal Crossing New Horizons is gonna be the best game of the franchise, surpassing Animal Crossing New Leaf that i think is going to be hard to top.
@Mando44646 me too, i hope if the Nintendo themed itens return to the game trough a update, they update all itens to reflect the most recent games that represent this series, and add new Nintendo franchises such as Splatoon and ARMS.
for the Haloween event i can see you have to use the Cooking mechanic to make Candies to our Villager, for the Toy Day event maybe you have for example you have to craft the Presents you Villager want to recieve in this event, like craft a Doll to a Villager that ask for this in the Toy Day event, that how i imagine Nintendo wil adapt this events to fit the Crafting mechanic and the Cooking mechanic that will problaby be added in the fall update for the game.
@stevenw45 Eh, not sure about the store closing/power outage ideas. It'd make it seem more realistic, sure, but this game has been a lot of people's solace during quarantine and I think there's such a thing as a work of fiction being too realistic. I think if those features were to be added, fans of the game would be more upset at them than grateful for them. I do like your other suggestions, though.
i was thinking about adding these things as giving us more things to do.
in terms of store closings, i was more thinking about it being due to bad weather. just imagine having to help Timmy or Tommy create a path to get to the store after a heavy snow storm. or worse imagine them being trapped inside the store and wanting out.
or with them being children they may hate or be afraid of the thunder and lightning so you may have to search the island for them and help them overcome their fear so that you can help them get back to their store.
in terms of power outages, the original residential services will not be affected since they only thing in there really is a lantern and i do not think Nook needs to do anything there... either way Tom Nook will always have his place open. with Nook being Nook and all it seems as though he always wants to help us. (and/or wants to take our money...lol)
if Nintendo added additional weather elements to the game it may just give us more things to do and create more items for nook to sell.
I'm glad you like my ideas of what could be added to animal crossing. do you have any of your own that others may like? or are you like the most of us and happy that Nook is allowing us to go swimming again.
thankfully he doesn't have any traps setup that may allow us to drown. or is there and we don't know about it yet? we have rescue services available on our nook phones. lets just hope that Nook isn't trying to force us into using them just so that he has more reasons to take our hard earned money.
@stevenw45 Ah, that could be interesting. It'd make the characters seem more dynamic too, which is actually something a lot of ACNH players have been missing (e.g. villager interactions seem kinda soulless). It'd be cool to get that with the non-villager characters too.
As for my ideas, I guess I mostly just miss the features from New Leaf. I especially want the Dream Suite and Re-Tail back, plus the Roost and gyroids. It honestly baffles me that they released the game without these features, especially considering dataminers have found the Dream Suite in the game's code (as for the other features, I'm not too sure). Makes me wonder why they didn't just do like they did in New Leaf and have us unlock it by playing for a certain amount of time/buying a certain amount of items/etc...
i didn't really like the Dream Suite. it was nice that it allowed you to visit other towns, but it was a pain in the butt that every shop was closed during the visit. it would be nice to have an update to it so that the shops could be open when visiting the town when using the Dream Suite.
having the shops open will be an option that would only be disabled in the Dream Suite for if people didn't want others visiting their shops.
and as it is i think the the Dream Suite may make a return if people start complaining about certain things too much. and as it is it may just be easier to update certain game-play mechanics for multiplayer mode. like making it so that you have the option to disallow your visitors from swimming during their visit. the dodos at the airport should give us addition and optional travel restrictions. we already have some due to options in the friends list, but those options should be setup at the airport. after-all those dodos should know how to help us by now other than helping us travel and sending letters
I'm not sure about Re-Tail and the Roost returning because of certain game-play changes, but i would like Re-Tail to make a return. however, if too many stores make a return Nookingtons, our favorite shopping mall may need to make a return with a few small updates.
@stevenw45 the Roost will problaby come in Winter, Ninji have found a mention of a third and final expansion to Nook Cranny, with it content unknow, maybe the August update will add the Third and final expansion to Nook Cranny.
Nintendo has promised us plenty of new updates. unfortunately, most of them are holiday related and/or are just for fixing minor issues that they find along the way. maybe we will get lucky and get a few updates that will give us even more activities to do.
for all we know, Nintendo may add tax day as one of the holidays in Animal Crossing. imagine having to pay your taxes to nook instead of the IRS...lol or better yet, at times may just give us a refund for putting so much time and effort into enjoying the game...lol
@stevenw45 i'm aware of most major update for the game been holiday themed,but i believe will add most of the things we requested to Nintendo like the QOL improvements and Brewster, most of the contents we gonna recieve will be of what Ninji in the data of the game.
@UmbreonsPapa well Ninji have found a mention of a third and final expansion to Nook Cranny,along with the mention of a Cooking/Farming mechanics and Vegetables, that will problaby come in Fall, around octobre/novembre, to be the central mechanics of the Harvest Festival.
i believe almost everything or all that Dataminers Ninji have found in the game data will come to the game, more new content in 2021, with a big free Update similar to the Animal Crossing New Leaf Welcome Amiibo update in 2022.
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