Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets New Seasonal Content Alongside Fireworks Show

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally getting new content and items alongside the weekly Fireworks show launching with a free update on July 29, 2021. The Fireworks show will begin every Sunday evening throughout the month of August in the plaza.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets New Seasonal Content Alongside Fireworks Show

More Animal Crossing: New Horizons content is in development for release later this year, according to a recent Twitter post by Nintendo. In addition to new seasonal content and items, a free Animal Crossing: New Horizons update (Ver.1.11.0) will release on July 29 that will allow players to participate in a weekly Fireworks show. It’s the same Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fireworks show that came to the Nintendo Switch last year, but will include a few new added items. 

The Fireworks show will begin in-game every Sunday evening throughout the month of August, and will last from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m (in-game time). Players can customize their very own firework design to launch into the sky, and hang out with their favorite villagers in the plaza. Isabelle will be in the plaza to reward participating players with gifts. 

For additional information on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fireworks show, visit Nintendo’s Japanese website which also includes details on the new Musi Tori Tournament that takes place on the 4th Saturday of August and September. The website also includes details on the new Obon festival, a Grape Harvest festival, Moon Viewing festival, and more throughout the months of August and September.

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New “Cucumber Horse” and “Eggplant Cow” items

Fans were disappointed by the lack of a content announcement for Animal Crossing: New Horizons during the E3 conference in June 2021. Since Animal Crossing: New Horizons topped the charts earlier this year for several months in a row on the Nintendo Switch, it comes as a surprise that Nintendo has failed to bring any new content to the game besides the occasional seasonal update.

New content was enough to keep players busy when the game first released in March 2020, but now that the novelty has worn off and players have seen all there is to see in the game, it’s starting to lose its appeal. After several months of being at the top, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now listed second on Nintendo’s Top Selling Titles list. Nintendo is addressing the lack of content by promising even more content in the future. 

Remember to finish July’s Critterpedia if you haven’t done so already! Check out Keen Gamer’s complete fish, bug, and sea critter list for the month of July. 

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