Just In Time for Summer: Kick Off Your Summer Right With A New Update From Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Free Summer Update: Wave 1

When will Nintendo release the free update available to download? Launching July 3, 2020 – so you’ve got some time to get your island prepped exactly how you want it for ocean life! I have read a lot about players getting bored of the game and looking for something new. Well here it is! ❤

Exciting right? I’m a newbie and just when I thought the New Horizon escape life was already pretty sweet, now it’s gonna be even sweeter. So get ready to dance your way into the new update that will be ready for you in only 3 days! That’s this Friday, so all week we finally have something good to look forward too! 🙂

Are you ready to read what’s new for your personal island paradise? Let’s get to it!!!!

Your island oceans are opening up: The ability to go swimming AND diving around your island. Swimming out to the sea will let you meet up with a familiar face: Pascal the sea otter and he just might have something in store for you once you find him. Apparently, you will need a wet suit in order to dive in. Once you have your wet suit on, the sea is officially all yours to discover and explore.

Live it up in sea world and you will catch some new sea creatures – anemones, eels, scallops and even more to donate to Blather’s museum.

I went to the museum to talk to Blathers about the new update. But Blathers was sleeping, so I took a pic while Blath was sleeping. Hopefully resting up and getting ready for Friday!
I’m glad I brought these fine fish in. I love looking out the window at them.
Scenery from the museum.

Mr. Pelican Gulliver himself will get a new clothing style. Apparently he is getting a new pirate look and he will be giving players an unknown “special reward” for lending him a hand. Well, that should be interesting… I really want to help him, but I still haven’t found any of his communicator parts yet. 😦 I don’t even know where the hell he is right now, so this should be fun when I do find him!!

Tanabata Holiday: Celebrated by Japanese on the 7th of July, this holiday will also be celebrated in this new update. It’s not known if this will be a wordwide thing, or if items will be available worldwide, but I hope so! I think that would be a pretty cool experience for a day.

This update will also give you some new DIY crafts and mermaid themed DIY recipes straight to your inbox.

I can’t wait to try it out, I’m ridiculously hyped for this update. I love that feeling when you hop onto things in the game so I can only imagine what jumping into the water will be like. I just started playing about 3 weeks ago and really hoped to at least dip my feet into the water, only to find out I couldn’t. So this update will be pretty special for me. I’m also wondering if some of the characters will get some new lines, it gets pretty boring hearing the same old stuff.

But that’s not it!! There will be a returning feature…stay tuned for Wave 2, planned to come out early August! Dude, Animal Crossing literally has our summer set. Life in 2020 sure has been a bit insane, but don’t worry, Animal Crossing’s life simulator will help you escape, and I’m sure it will only get better and better!

Shoutouts to Nintendo for developing and publishing such a great game just in time for these difficult times.

And of course
Director – Aya Kyogoku
Producer – Hisashu Nogami
Programmers – Yoshitaka Takeshita and Hiromichi Miyake
Artist – Koji Takahashi
Writer – Makoto Wada
And the composers – Yasuaki Iwata
Yumi Takahashi
Shinobu Nagata
Sayako Doi
Masato Ohashi

You guys are wonderful and thank you for creating real escapism for so many gamers around the world to help us through the current situation and bring communities together ❤

Well, Nintendo Crossing fans, that’s it for now. I can hardly wait to watch my download install with a glass of iced java as I get ready to make even more memories while discovering my getaway journey with Animal Crossing.

Take care!