Animal Crossing Direct Showcases Old Friends, Paid DLC

And the celebrated return of the Froggy Chair

Today’s Animal Crossing Direct brought a host of details regarding a free update for last year’s pandemic savior, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with content that will be available on November 5th.

Among the changes, Brewster the pigeon will open his coffeehouse, The Roost on the second floor of the museum. Using amiibos and amiibo cards, players will be able to invite different villagers over for a hot cup of joe.

Kapp’n a carefree kappa and figure from past games, will also return and be able to take villagers on a round trip to special mystery islands that might have strange new plants, or experience different seasons.

Other vendors from past games, like Katrina the fortune teller and Reese and Cyrus who can help customize certain furniture pieces, will be available in a new shopping plaza on Harv’s island.

Other new features coming to the game include new furniture (including a certain fan-favorite amphibian chair), new songs from K.K. Slider, the return of gyroids, the ability to grow vegetables, cooking and recipe crafting, expanded storage among other quality of life tweaks.

Crucially, the Direct mentions that this is intended to be the final major update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so any future additional content will be paid DLC.

In addition to these free features coming in the update, the Direct also announced a paid DLC expansion, “Happy Home Paradise,” also available on November 5th.

The DLC will see your villager working for Lottie the Otter for the Paradise Planning Team as you design vacation homes in line with the desires of various animal guests, in a mode similar to the 3DS title Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer.

Design experience used in the vacation homes can also be translated back into your own island with greater customization options, and you’ll even be able to suggest decor choices for your islanders’ homes.

The DLC will cost $25, but comes included with the Switch Online Expansion Pack.

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