Animal Crossing: New Horizons's Summer Update Lets You Take a Dip in the Ocean Next Month

Animal Crossing: New Horizons's Summer Update Lets You Take a Dip in the Ocean Next Month

With a second update planned for August.

If you've been longing to explore the open seas in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, then we've got good news for you. Next month, there's a free Summer Update for the game, which lets you go swimming for the first time in the game.

The free Summer Update was announced earlier today through the official Animal Crossing Twitter account, and you can see the full trailer just below. In the brief video revealing the new update, we can see a Villager swimming out to sea a short distance, and diving underwater to recover all sorts of intriguing new creatures like sea snails from below the surface of the sea.

It seems like Blathers will be accepting all these new creatures as donations to his museum in the trailer above when the Summer season comes around. Although it's anyone's guess as to whether he'll actually like the new creatures, since he's petrified of bugs.

You'll also be able to meet more characters while you're out swimming and diving. One such character we briefly see is the sea otter Pascal, who’s brining his deep thoughts to your island. We can see Pascal leaving the Villager brand new recipes to craft, one of which is called a 'Mermaid Dresser.' It looks like there'll be all sorts of new themed furniture to create come next month.

Speaking of, the Summer Update launches for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on July 3, and is free for everyone to download. There's also the hefty 'Summer Update 2' planned for release in early August, although right now there's no information to go on about the subsequent update.

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