Huge Animal Crossing: New Horizons Datamine Reveals Possible List of New Features

From items to characters, there’s a lot that has been discovered!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 04/20/2020 03:40 Comment on this     ShareThis

Okay, folks brace yourselves—we have a massive Animal Crossing: New Horizons rumor to share. Dataminer Ninji has dug deep into the code of the game to see what secrets could be sussed out, and there are some doozies here. Take note that if this information proves to be real, there are potential spoilers below, so take heed.

Here goes the list:

– There’s entries for two extra museum upgrades
– All three levels (after the tent) seem to contain an art section
– There also seems to be two standalone buildings: the museum shop, and the museum cafe (which incorporates a Gyroid section)
– Redd appears to have a ship which will dock on the ‘secret beach’ at the north of the island
– That particular acre is called Nつねきち internally (つねきち is Redd’s Japanese name)
– The ‘fake art’ mechanic is coming back
– Bushes are coming back: azalea, hibiscus, holly, hydrangea, camellia, osmathus
– Those might change; the list actually changed between 1.0.0 and 1.1.4
– Vegetables that you can grow and pick: tomato, wheat, sugar cane, potato, carrot, pumpkin
– 1.0.0 has a file for a “Seafood” Critterpedia page that’s supposed to contain 33 items

– The only one actually in the released game is the manila clam
– There’s a 3rd Nook’s Cranny referenced, but no details on features or upgrade requirements
– Diving will allow you to obtain fish (a different set from fishing) and seaweed
– There’s a portion of the save file reserved to store them already
– Unused shopping interfaces: ‘cGardening’, ‘cMuseum’ (possibly museum shop), ‘cRealEstate’, ‘cGallery’
– These might not be full-fledged shops
– This particular system includes Nook Miles redemption, bridge/slope type purchases and Kicks’s shoes, for example
– The code that pops up a “select an item” box (to gift a villager, to sell, to swap a fish out for, etc) has a “cTunekichi” (Redd) option – possibly will be able to give him stuff
– There’s a function that stores a ‘play report’ (Nintendo’s aggregate stats on game play) with three variants: get_recipe_diy, get_recipe_clothing, get_recipe_cooking
– Only the diy one is actually ever used, so the other two might be in the plans
– Some mentions of stuff here have been removed from 1.1 onwards; the list mentioning ‘FlowerBush’ and vegetable names has been modified to list ‘FlBu, V0, V1, V2, …’ instead, one mention of Redd’s shop has gone from ‘TsunekichiShop’ to ‘TShop’
– ‘TShop’ is in what seems to be a list of doors that buildings can have
– Since 1.1 they’ve added ‘WOffice’ as well, which isn’t actually used yet, but might be something they’re working on
– There’s a list of types for items where every type is used in the game, except for “Art” and “Dishes”

Wow! It’s quite exciting to read all of this, but the caveat is that lines of text in code doesn’t automatically equate to pending features. This could all very well have been considered for the game at one point and then ultimately scrapped from the final version of New Horizons. Sorry if that’s a downer, but better to temper expectations rather than let them grow too wild! Here’s hoping this all comes in the form of some kind of update in the future.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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