Nintendo has big plans for Animal Crossing fans who wish to celebrate the Halloween season virtually this year. The company announced a fall update for Animal Crossing: News Horizons which will feature Halloween costumes, pumpkins, acorns, pine cones, and more to everyone’s digital villages.
In a press release, Nintendo revealed all of the Halloween specials featured in the new update:
“Growing Pumpkins – Deck out your home and island for all your awesome autumnal occasions by first purchasing pumpkin starts in-game from Leif year-round or from Nook’s Cranny during October. Once your pumpkins are grown, they can be harvested and put to use in pumpkin-based DIY projects.
Prepare for Halloween – Pumpkins are just the beginning of the Halloween-themed festivities coming to your island. With the big day just around the corner, you can start stocking up on candy early. Find your style for Halloween night by purchasing costumes, like a mage’s dress, at the Able Sisters shop during the month of October. You can even procure body paint and colored eye contacts by exchanging Nook Miles. You’ll also be able to learn Halloween DIY projects from your fellow residents. On Halloween night, your neighbors will be getting in the holiday spirit with costumes of their own.
Halloween Night Celebrations – When Halloween night arrives on Oct. 31, after 5 p.m., neighbors will gather in the plaza, which will be adorned with an array of Halloween decorations. You’ll also receive a visit from a mysterious guest, Jack, the “czar of Halloween.” By giving Jack lollipops and candy, you’ll earn spooky in-game rewards. Be sure to save some candy for your neighbors, too, or you might get pranked! Luckily, you can learn a couple of new Reactions to properly express your feelings of fear.”
The update will go live on September 30th, 2020. The update after that isn’t scheduled until late November, 2020, so fans will have a lot of time to take part on these Halloween activities and celebrations this fall.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of more of this year’s Halloween specials as soon as it breaks!