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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Might Introduce Island Expansion With Upcoming Update

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Dataminers find new features that appear to be on the way to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including more terrain and more Nintendosmash.com

We can take a look at even more findings from dataminers found in the latest update of the game. Remember that recently in this same version there were references to the customization of fences, the cafeteria, and more.

Well, now we must add the following to this list:

  1. A new tool that corresponds to the basket of petals that you can throw. This object belongs to the wedding season and in fact, has already been seen in the title.
  2.  Changes related to the game’s camera, which could correspond to new angles or functions.
  3. The southern line of the island seems to have doubled in size in the in-game code, something that points to a second island or something similar, with more space towards the bottom as you can see in the picture above. It is unlikely to be an expansion of the island as such, so the bet is more on a second island related to Captain, a second seaplane, or something similar.

Some are suggesting that it would be a nice second smaller island while others are speculating it to be a larger area where they can further swim and dive into the sea.

Indeed, this would be an amazing addition, as most players are already running out of space to decorate their islands. If players get a new small island, they will be able to decorate it with the recently added 1.10 event-exclusive items as well. Naturally, these are all just leaks, so take it with a grain of salt. It’s not confirmed whether Nintendo will introduce it in the next patch or not.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a hit. It’s such a hit that it will probably end up as the number one Switch game of all time, dethroning Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and could hold that top spot forever. So it makes perfect sense that Nintendo is going to try and chase that success.

Speaking to Nikkei, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa explains how the game got so popular, in fairly obvious terms: “It’s true that our recent growth has stemmed from the need for people to stay at home. Even though (Japan’s) state of emergency is over, people are spending more time at home than before.”

OK, that makes a lot of sense, but there’s a lot to unpack here. New Horizons really tapped into the portable and communal element of the Switch, something consoles can lack on an emotional level. Furukawa wants to tap into that more, explaining: “As games with long lifespans like Animal Crossing become more accepted, we believe this will have a significant impact on future development. We want to provide games that can allow communication between friends and families.”

What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. If you are interested, you can also find our full coverage of the game here.

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Nintendo confirms new features on the way for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Nintendo confirms new features on the way for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

We bring really interesting statements related to one of the most prominent video games in the Nintendo Switch catalog. It is indeed Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The following message was shared by the president of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser. With these words, they have confirmed that they plan more news for the title for the future.

When asked why the game was not at E3 2021, this is what he said:

While we didn’t talk about this [during the Nintendo Direct at E3 2021], we absolutely have plans to make sure that the 33 million people who have islands have new and fun activities to participate in. Stay tuned for what’s on the way.

While this doesn’t constitute an announcement, and there’s no telling what he meant by that, it gives Animal Crossing players the chance to breathe

The phrase “new and fun activities” is key here. Bowser could be hinting at something big, but at the very least, it’s something Animal Crossing players haven’t seen before.

There is a lot of speculation as to what those activities could be, but for now, Animal Crossing players will need to be patient. On the bright side, Nintendo heard the cries and answered them. The future of Animal Crossing is bright.

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ANIMAL CROSSING NEW HORIZONS BECOMES A LEGO DIORAMA

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ANIMAL CROSSING NEW HORIZONS BECOMES A LEGO DIORAMA

After conquering gamers and becoming a worldwide pop phenomenon, Animal Crossing New Horizons has now also conquered fans of the famous Danish bricks thanks to the work of OrangeTeam, one of the most active LEGO User Groups (LUG) and officially recognized by LEGO.

More than 6,000 bricks and three months of construction in full lockdown, which saw the birth of a diorama of an Animal Crossing New Horizons island with the most iconic characters of the video game, from the musician dog K.K. Slider to the seagull sailor Gulliver.

A real island with all the elements that fans of the series have come to know: from the workbench to the trees, up to an inevitable bonfire with benches ready to welcome the Islanders. Despite the complications of the lockdown, after three months of work Animal Crossing New Horizons has finally arrived in the real world, and in addition to the characters already created other characters such as Tom Nook will soon be arriving on LEGO Island.

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Practical construction guides will soon be arriving on the official OrangeTeamLug channels, allowing you to faithfully reproduce the characters that have entered the collective imagination in the year since the game’s release. Animal Crossing New Horizons has sold over 35 million copies since March 2020.

 

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How to find the island of sharks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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How to find the island of sharks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

One of the things you can spend the most hours on in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, apart from decorating your island, is completing all the museum collections: artwork, fish, bugs, fossils, and so on.

Well, this time we are going to talk about an extremely rare and coveted type of fish, the shark. This animal, which is quite large and very rare. With the arrival of summer, sharks begin to appear, whose presence will continue during the months of June, July, and August. These can be found at sea between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. generally.

  • The great white shark – 15,000 bells – caught between 4 pm and 9 am
  • Hammerhead shark – 8,000 bells – caught between 4 pm and 9 am
  • Saw shark – 12,000 bells – caught between 4 pm and 9 am
  • Whale shark – 13,000 bells- caught all-day

How to find the island of sharks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get to the aforementioned "island of sharks" , it is necessary to go to Dodo Airlines during the dates mentioned above, visit a random island and wait for luck. We will identify this special island if we see that, in the center, there is a kind of "mountain" with three different elevations surrounded by a lake. It has a probability of occurrence of between 0.5-1% and can only be visited once a day.

  • To get to the aforementioned “island of sharks”, it is necessary to go to Dodo Airlines during the dates mentioned above, visit a random island and wait for luck. We will identify this special island if we see that, in the center, there is a kind of “mountain” with three different elevations surrounded by a lake.
  • It has a probability of occurrence of between 0.5-1% and can only be visited once a day.
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