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Spoilers for some of the new Animal Crossing items!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons just got a massive update with over 9,000 new items. Now, 9,000 new items is a lot of furniture for the internet to slowly uncover, and yet, we've already noticed a theme: There sure is a lot more creepy stuff than there used to be.

Don't get us wrong, there was creepy stuff before. We've had the ability to create our own graveyards from day one, after all. But now there are BONES. Unnerving polishing effects. Two new camera filters that make everything look sort of haunted. And over in Happy Home Paradise, you've got clients requesting houses full of dolls. Is everyone at Nintendo okay?

Let's take a look at some of the unsettling new items available in the update:

Human Bones

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Try not to think about this one too hard. Sure, we've had the skull available as a fossil for a while, but that's ancient man — these bones look recent. Our money's on the bones belonging to someone who kept resetting their game...

Mannequins

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Sure, mannequins aren't creepy when they're just showing off clothes, but they have potentially creepy applications. After all, these are basically the first human-shaped furniture we've seen in New Horizons — if you wanted to display clothes before, you would just get a little stand. Even in New Leaf, clothes were displayed on a villager-like wooden mannequin with no features. These are ACTUAL PEOPLE-SHAPES and the implications are vast. Do real people exist in Animal Crossing? Where are they? What's wrong with our villagers that makes them not look like that?!

Mossy Stuff

Again, moss isn't scary on its own — it's basically just a sponge made of grass. But with the right interior design know-how, you can make some downright spooky homes for your villagers using the new Glowing Moss material!

New Animated Wallpapers

There are two new animated wallpapers that will make you wish you put a toilet down in the room: Graveyard, and Candles. Those don't sound too scary, but there's a trick to both...

With the Graveyard wall, try turning the lights off, and you'll notice that there's a ghost in the background. Turn the lights on and off again, and the ghost will move closer. Horrifying!

The Candles wall is cool, but when combined with the Magic Circle flooring (and the lights off), a magical summoning circle of light will appear. You've been warned. Do not summon demons! It's hard enough to get ugly villagers off your island, you don't need the spawn of Satan too.

Gyroids

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More sinister than he looks

Gyroids are lovely, and very cute, but they're also a little horrifying, too. They're based on Japanese haniwa — figures that were made to honour the dead, and were buried with them. When you're digging them up, you could be disturbing a grave.

The Science Pod

You want to be one of those weird mad scientists with a basement full of horrible experiments? Good news for you: The new Science Pod furniture item functions as a table, and you can put items in it to look like they're floating suspended in goo. Some examples:

Ruins

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Much like the mannequins, the ruins have sinister implications. Who was here before us... and what happened to them? There are ruins on the Happy Home Paradise island, and you can also create your own by unlocking the furniture yourself.


We have to wonder why Nintendo added all this weiiiird new stuff. Sure, it gives people new options for haunted houses and goth islands, but they didn't have to go this hard!

Have you found any creepy furniture or new content? Let us know in the comments!