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Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day | Exclusive island tour, Rover, start and end date

An all-new Animal Crossing: New Horizons game update has introduced plenty of fresh content to the Nintendo Switch title, while also laying the groundwork for a number of upcoming in-game events. One of these is the Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day event, which is set to kick off in early May (as you might expect) and introduce an exciting new island tour.

Stick with this guide to learn everything you need to know about when the New Horizons May Day festivities are set to take place. We’ll also cover what exclusive activities you can get up to in Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch throughout the event’s duration.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day start date and end date

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day

Interestingly, the AC: New Horizons May Day event is scheduled to overlap with the Nature Day celebration, meaning that two events will be running at the same time. Players will have almost a full week to enjoy the Animal Crossing May Day event on Nintendo Switch next month, as the scheduled start date is Friday, May 1 and the planned end date is Thursday, May 7.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day start date

  • Friday, May 1, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day end date

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day exclusive island tour

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day

While the May Day Animal Crossing: New Horizons event is underway, players will be able to acquire a May Day Ticket that can be taken to the airport and used to embark on an exclusive May Day island tour. This tour is only available during the limited-time event duration and is different from conventional Nook Miles Mystery Island Tours.

The exclusive island appears to take the form of a hedge maze, which could make navigating it somewhat puzzle-like. The Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day reveal trailer also offers a glimpse at what appears to be Rover lurking in the background. Rover is a cat character that’s featured in previous Animal Crossing games, but what part Rover might play in the New Horizons May Day event remains to be seen.

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