PAX East is going on right now, and Nintendo is showing off some new Animal Crossing: New Horizons details. One particular interesting note sees the messages in a bottle feature returning for the upcoming game.
Attendees at PAX East are able to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons for themselves (if you're willing to queue up for potentially hours). From Nintendo allowing over-the-shoulder photo capture from the booths on the show floor, we can see that the note-in-a-bottle feature will return to New Horizons.
From the post above, it certainly looks like you'll be able to obtain items from the bottles that wash up on the shores of New Horizons. A 'DIY Recipe' is given to the player above through the bottle, which we can pretty safely assume is a crafting recipe.
The @ACPocketNews Twitter account is posting additional details revealed from PAX East gameplay. It looks like you'll be able to purchase a custom phone case for your Nook Phone, and as the post below details, Blathers will require 15 total items in order to open up the island's museum. We knew that the museum would be returning to New Horizons, but we didn't know that Blathers would be definitely featuring in the game.
New in-game dialogue featuring Blathers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.- ACPocketNews (@ACPocketNews) February 27, 2020
You'll need 15+ exhibit items to open the museum. Seems like Blathers will start collecting donations in a tent from the beginning.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases on March 20, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch. It was recently revealed that you'll have access to different activities depending on the seasons, and you can send presents and gifts to your friends.