Nintendo confirms that Animal Crossing: Happy Home will be the first and only paid DLC
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will receive its final major update as well as its first and only DLC.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still keeping a lot of Switch fans happy as they plant, weed, and decorate. And Nintendo has been very supportive of the game. However, New Horizons is now nearly two years old, and it appears that it is receiving its final major update.
In a statement to IGN, Nintendo confirmed that the upcoming expansion Happy Home Paradise will be the “first and only” paid DLC. It has the effect of putting a full stop to things.
“It is a major update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and offers a distinguishing and different gameplay experience,” Nintendo said in its statement. “Therefore, it made sense to include it as the first and only DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”
The DLC will be available on November 5th, along with some free updates to the main game. According to Nintendo, these updates will be the “last major free content update.” “We hope that players will continue to enjoy their island life in real time and as the seasons change,” Nintendo added.
The Happy Home Paradise DLC allows players to create homes for villagers based on a deserted island theme. Much like Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the 3DS, there will be numerous new interior and exterior home design options.
“Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise introduces a new gameplay experience in which the player joins the Paradise Planning team and assists in making their client’s dream resort home a reality,” Nintendo explained to IGN.
The upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 2.0 (sad face) is a big one. It includes Brewster and his coffee shop, The Roost, as well as Kapp’n and mystery island boat tours, Gyroids, improvements to Harv’s island, cooking and farming mechanics, and a slew of other smaller and quality-of-life updates. Although this is the last “major” update, it does not preclude smaller updates, such as seasonal items and events, from occurring in the future.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a huge success for Nintendo, selling over 33 million copies worldwide and driving sales of the Nintendo Switch in many territories, so much so that stocks of the console have run low in some countries, particularly as demand has been high due to pandemic-related lockdowns.