Animal Crossing New Horizons March 2021 Update: More Design Slots, Bunny Day, and More

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 8:51 am

So exciting!

Nintendo revealed the next major update coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, which will include some awesome new features for players to enjoy.

This update will launch on March 18. This is two days away from the game’s one-year anniversary (Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched on March 20, 2020), so players will receive a free 1st Anniversary Cake in their mailbox after they download the update.

Next, this update will allow players to upgrade the Custom Designs app on their NookPhone so that they can customize the appearance of umbrellas, uchiwa, photo stands, and small flags. In addition, 50 additional slots will be added to the game’s Normal Custom Design and Pro Custom Design menus (100 new slots in total), which will allow players to save more user-created designs and use them around their island!

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To make saving Custom Designs easier, players will be able to unlock the “Custom Designs Portal” app on their NookPhone so that they can access the Custom Designs Portal from anywhere (and at any time), without being required to go to the Able Sisters shop. This means you’ll be able to save new designs even when the Able Sisters shop is closed!

This update will also bring new seasonal items to New Horizons. Specifically, from March 26 to April 1, players will be able to purchase whoopee cushions from the Nook Shopping catalog in honor of April Fool’s Day. Plus, prom-themed items like the Prom Night Wall, Prom Night Flooring, and Prom Stash — along with Prom-themed clothing items — will be available to purchase between April 1 and April 30.

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Finally, Bunny Day will take place on April 4. The event will be similar to the Bunny Day event in 2020, in that it will allow players to collect Eggs and craft Bunny Day-themed DIY recipes, but it will also feature new content. Players will be able to purchase new Bunny Day items from Nook’s Cranny from March 28 to April 4. These items weren’t available during the 2020 Bunny Day festivities.

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In addition to this new in-game content, Nintendo shared two more announcements with New Horizons players.

First, the NookLink portal within the Nintendo Switch Online mobile application will be updated near the end of March. With this update, players will be able to earn “Nook Points” each day by interacting with the NookLink portal. They can then redeem these Nook Points for prizes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We’ll make sure to bring you a complete guide about this new feature once it launches.

Lastly, a new online tool called the Island Tour Creator will launch on March 23. It will allow players to use the screenshots and video clips they’ve recorded in New Horizons to create postcards and trailers for their island that they can share with others. Currently, the Island Tour Creator is only scheduled to be available until the end of 2021. We’ll bring you more information about the Island Tour Creator once it’s available.

Are you excited about this Animal Crossing: New Horizons update? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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