Animal Crossing: New Horizons April update debuts a Museum Upgrade and old friends

The Animal Crossing April update has been revealed and it’s looking pretty cool! Not only does the Animal Crossing: New Horizons April update add in some fun new activities, it’s also bringing back some old friends from past games!

If you haven’t been keeping up with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you may not be aware that Nintendo has planned to add more content over time. So far we’ve gotten some minor patches and the Bunny Day event, but a newly-announced batch of content is set to arrive this week!

What’s in the Animal Crossing April Update?

Animal Crossing April Update Jolly Redd

If you’re hoping to see some new characters or new events, the Animal Crossing April Update will have you spoiled for choice! We’re getting the return of old characters, multiple new events, and even new islands to fly to!

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What’s in the Animal Crossing April update?

  • Leif’s Garden Shop –  Leif will visit in your town square and sell flowers along with the all-new shrubs.
  • Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler – Jolly Redd sells artwork and furniture in exchange for Bells. His ship will park at the “Secret Beach” to the North of every island.
  • Museum expansion – Add an Art Gallery wing onto the Museum!
  • New Event: Nature Day (April 23–May 4, 2020) – Adds a special 5x category to Nook Miles+, although there’s probably more to it than just that.
  • May Day (May 1–7, 2020) – Travel on special May Day Tours and explore new islands!
  • International Museum Day (May 18–31, 2020) – Participate in a “Stamp Rally” at the museum, presumably by collecting certain items.
  • Wedding Season (June 6–30, 2020) – Arrange anniversary photos for some old friends!
    • Cyrus and Reese are shown in the game, returning to take anniversary photos at Harvey’s Island.

That’s all there is to see for now, but it looks like a pretty robust update overall! Nintendo surely didn’t cover absolutely everything coming in this new update, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing even more content on the way!

When is the Animal Crossing April Update release date?

The Animal Crossing April update release date is Thursday, April 23, 2020. For now, you can check out the Animal Crossing April Update trailer below.