Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Summer Updates announced, Wave 1 coming next week

Nintendo have just announced that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is to get not one, but two Summer Updates. The first one, called Wave 1, will be released on July 2nd (North America) / July 3rd (Europe, Japan), and it will bring the following features and elements to the game:

  • Swimming and Diving – Grab a wet suit and get aquatically acquainted with your island marine life when swimming and diving arrive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Swim in the inviting waters off the coast of your island and dive to discover and scoop up sea creatures that inhabit your island’s ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for any prospective additions to the museum, and make sure to listen for fun facts from Blathers when you donate your new discoveries.
  • Pascal Brings Rewarding Recipes – While swimming, you might meet someone new! The friendly visitor Pascal seems to love scallops, and if you discover one while diving, he may ask you if he can have it. As a thank you, he’ll share some of his mermaid-themed DIY recipes.
  • Gulliver? – After downloading the free update, a familiar face will occasionally wash up on shore, but sporting slightly different, pirate-like clothing. Offer him a helping hand and he’ll send a special reward to show his gratitude. 

But that’s not all: that update will also add some Summer items to Timmy and Tommy’s store. Players who download it will be able to get a little present: a snorkel for your village, that will go really well with the diving suite from the store.

Here’s a trailer and some screenshots for the update:

As usual, full patch notes for the update will be added to this page as soon as they’re available!

Source: Nintendo PR / Nintendo


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