Swimming coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in free Summer update

Much like the rest of the quarantined world, Animal Crossing: New Horizons swept across our own SA Gamer virtual offices. And not so long ago, it seemed like not a day would go buy, without the mentioning of the possibility of an even cuter villager moving in, the latest terraforming project or the price of root vegetables would pop into our conversations. While it’s still a game on my personal wishlist – the vibe it created was kind of wonderful and contagious.

However, as with all things the initial excitement had cooled a bit over the last few weeks or so. But just when you thought, it was over – Nintendo pulls you back… this time into the water. As announced yesterday, New Horizons will be getting a new free ‘Summer Update’ on the 3rd of July and it’s seemingly a big one. Once the update goes live not only will you be meeting some new characters (including the lovely Pascal), creating some new DIY recipes but best of all – you’ll actually be diving into the sea (as seen in the image above) to explore even more of this colourful world.

It’s all very exciting and you can check out the announcement trailer below. Plus, this is only Wave 1, with a second Summer update announced for early August!

Nintendo Nerd, sharing my love of Mario with the world one pixel at a time.

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