Arriving on November 19, the update will be free to download and allow players to experience both Christmas and Thanksgiving within the game. A number of new reactions and hairstyles will also be added, as well as the option to upgrade and expand the in-game home item storage and save data transfer capabilities.
On November 26, the first festive event will commence with Turkey Day, an Animal Crossing interpretation of Thanksgiving. First-class chef Franklin will arrive on the island on the same day. Players can gather a variety of ingredients for Franklin to create dishes, with a reward waiting for those who help him.
The Christmas period will officially kick off on December, with the whole island being draped in a festive theme, complete with trees snow, and other holiday-themed decorations. Players will be able to shake trees to obtain Christmas decorations and unique components for new recipes. Special toys and clothing can also be purchased within this period.
When December 24 arrives, Toy Day (the game’s answer to Christmas) will officially begin in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as Jingle makes a special appearance on the island. Players can help him deliver presents across their island and receive special rewards in return.
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Outside of the themed events, nine new reactions and six new hairstyle options will be available. Additionally, the home storage system can be expanded to 2400 slots as a new expansion from Tom Nook.
Finally, the update introduces the data transfer system, allowing players the ability to move their save data to another system. A free transfer tool from the Nintendo eShop will enable players to move their Animal Crossing: New Horizons save data to another system. The full rundown can be found here.
A YouTube creator also recently created a unique horror film based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, using the game to create a terrifying real-life experience.