Today, Nintendo debuted a video revealing two winter events coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These events are Turkey Day, which corresponds to American Thanksgiving, and Toy Day, which is inspired by Christmas and other winter gift-giving celebrations. These events will be added as part of a winter update coming later this month, which will be free to all players.
Turkey Day will take place on November 26. Professional chef Franklin the turkey will visit players’ islands in order to craft a delicious dish to celebrate the season. Players can help Franklin by finding and bringing him the ingredients he requires, such as green and orange pumpkins. Then, they’ll get to enjoy a tasty feast together with the other island residents!
Toy Day will be happening on December 24. Another special island visitor, Jingle the black-nosed reindeer, will request the players’ help delivering presents to the other islanders. Will Jingle have presents for the players too – possibly in the form of cute seasonal furniture or household decorations? We’ll just have to find out when Toy Day arrives.
In addition, a new reaction pack and hairstyle pack will be available to purchase using in-game currency Nook Miles. The reaction pack will allow players to snap a selfie, sit down, cheer with excitement, and even pretend to work out using their in-game version of the Ring-Con controller. Meanwhile, the hairstyle pack includes options requested by people of color, including an Afro, dreadlocks, and curly natural hair. You can even rock a bald look!
Finally, Nintendo has confirmed that the update will increase in-game storage space – from 1600 to 2400 household items at one time. Last – and possibly most anticipated by fans – you will now be able to transfer your save data to another Switch. This is one of the most requested updates from fans and critics of the game both since New Horizons’ release earlier this year.
Which parts of the Winter Update are you most excited for? Let us know!