Animal Crossing: New Horizons will have extensive post-launch updates beginning with Bunny Day

A 25 minute Animal Crossing Direct has lifted the lid on the upcoming game due March 20.

The big news is that there will be updates added post launch and they will be free.

The first will launch with the game on March 20 and will celebrate Bunny Day, tieing in with the Easter period.

Bunny Day seems like it will include a new Yellow Bunny Resident with a cute cap and little Easter Eggs are also shown in the image.

Future updates will also be seasonal, with a Halloween one teased as well as Christmas themed events.

Free updates will also include fishing tournaments and ‘bug offs’. Later on, Nintendo have also promised new residents, as well as buildings such as museums, tailor shops and campsites.

Certain activites and items will only be available during certain seasons of the year as well, so you’ll need to make sure you take advantages when opportunities come.

Additional facilities are included, such as a museum, shops full of ready made furniture, tailor for fashion and clothes island and a campsite for recreational activities.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons seems the most ambitious in the series yet, with the ability to dig up and create new terrain, build bridges and ladders, choose the hemisphere you want to live in and even bring designs in from previous games.

There will also be 4 player local co-op using a ‘leader’ system which lets you alternate who the leader of the group should be. Up to 8 players can also live on one island.

You’ll also have access to a Nook Phone that helps you get around the island quicker, transport back to your tent, do some crafting and more.

It all looks and sounds amazing and I cannot wait. Just a full month to go. Animal Crossing New Horizons launches exclusively on Switch on March 20.

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Sam grew up with a PS2, spending hours howling at the moon in Okami and giving students wedgies in Bully. Fortunately, she also likes Pokemon because otherwise life could have been quite annoying for her.