Animal Crossing: New Horizons January Update Revealed, Super Mario Content Teased

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Having been the cathartic coping mechanism of the entire gaming community in 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons looks to be continuing its carefree living sim in the form of another content-filled update. The game’s touted January update looks to introduce a number of new in-game items and events to the proceedings, most notably the Animal Crossing series’ festive take on Mardi Gras called Festivale.

Arriving in an update on January 28th, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will begin rolling out a handful of celebrations from then and through the rest of February. Festivale is set to begin on February 15th, featuring the fabulously energetic Pavé the Dancer wh will begin throwing down some moves in the plaza. The occasion will also task players with collecting a variety of multi-colored feathers hidden around the island. Completing this activity will yield a “passionate dance” from Pavé, which is sure to be a treat.

As per Nintendo, the next month will also see the introduction of festive reactions like the Viva Festival Reaction Set as well as a number of limited-time clothing items from the Able Sisters shop beginning February 1st. In addition to Festivale, several other holidays will also be represented in Animal Crossing: New Horizons during the next month. Nook shopping areas are set to be stocked with season items based on Groundhog Day (Feb. 2nd), Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th), as well as the “Big Game Celebration” (Feb. 7th) taking place throughout the month.

In addition to the monthly update for January/February, the next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update was also teased for sometime in March. While this means well over a month before the next batch of content arrives, Nintendo appears to have teased Super Mario might be involved with the March update. A tease left at the end of Big N’s announcement featured the appearance of a Mushroom and a Super Star, indicating the mustachioed plumber’s all-but-spelled-out arrival.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

It appears that Mario isn’t the only debut Animal Crossing players have to look forward to in March. Nintendo has also announced the ​​Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack, a new amiibo card pack set to arrive in the US on March 26th. The pack will include six amiibo cards, with each featuring compatibility with multiple AC games. Specifics are currently available at this time, but Nintendo assures more details will be revealed ahead of release.

Animal Crossing New Horizons is out now for Nintendo Switch.

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