Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Summer Update—Wave 1 Hits Next Week

Swimming is back!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 06/27/2020 03:39 Comment on this     ShareThis

A while back (April to be precise) we ran through a pretty epic laundry list of rumored additional features and content coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. So far, quite a bit of what was revealed on that list has come to pass. The latest update coming to New Horizons will bring yet another one of those features to the game: swimming! Take a look at the Summer Update—Wave 1, coming July 3:

As the trailer reveals, fans will be able to dive and swim as they once could in Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Nintendo 3DS. It felt like an odd omission when New Horizons initially released, but the return of these features is much anticipated. Here’s how Nintendo breaks down the Wave 1 update:

  • Swimming and Diving – Grab a wet suit and get aquatically acquainted with your island marine life when swimming and diving arrive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Swim in the inviting waters off the coast of your island and dive to discover and scoop up sea creatures that inhabit your island’s ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for any prospective additions to the museum, and make sure to listen for fun facts from Blathers when you donate your new discoveries.
  • Pascal Brings Rewarding Recipes – While swimming, you might meet someone new! The friendly visitor Pascal seems to love scallops, and if you discover one while diving, he may ask you if he can have it. As a thank you, he’ll share some of his mermaid-themed DIY recipes.
  • Gulliver? – After downloading the free update, a familiar face will occasionally wash up on shore, but sporting slightly different, pirate-like clothing. Offer him a helping hand and he’ll send a special reward to show his gratitude.

While all of this is fun and exciting to hear, Nintendo has also stated that Wave 2 of this Summer Update will be coming in early August. What could it entail? Well, hit up the link of rumors above for some possibilities and keep it tuned to Nintendojo; once we know, you’ll know!

Source: Nintendo Press Release

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