Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Fall update is just "around the corner"

Fall for it all

While Nintendo hasn't set a specific date for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall update, we now know that it should be coming quite soon. Nintendo put out a feature on free updates for various Switch games, and they snuck in this tidbit on New Horizons.

It’s time to celebrate the fall season in the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game—which means there’s another free update around the corner. Be prepared for seasonal in-game events and activities, plus some spook-tacular tricks and treats!
Sounds like we won't have to wait long into Fall to get this update. Whenever Nintendo shares new details, including release date, we'll make sure to bring you that info.


Every time they say "free update", does that leave anyone else with the feeling that at some point they will be charging for content in the future? I mean, the website does still say "in-game purchases" (if you remember they originally had that on the website, people freaked out, they removed it, peace was restored and then a week or two later they added it back but I don't think many people noticed).

When they say "free update" I think think they're saying "The stuff that should have been in the game but we didn't finish it yet." But now that you mention it, it's weird that in-game purchases were mentioned and I don't think it would be a stretch for them to add paid DLC. It would probably come after the year of free updates, though.

Nintendo previously mentioned they wanted to get a few years of life out of this Animal Crossing game, and just like The Sims, it's a fertile ground for DLC. But let's hope they don't treat it like EA treated The Sims.

It's about time. As soon as September got here, I thought, "We should be seeing that fall update any time now.

I haven't played in a month. I want to get back into it but I was so burnt out, and now I feel like my town will be a wreck since I haven't been there in so long.

Splatoon 2 had free updates....and the Octo Expansion DLC.


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