If there is such a thing as a safe haven in Corona times, video gamers will find it on the island worlds of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Halloween wasn't a problem, neither was Christmas - and now one thing is certain: Carnival will also take place. The party starts on January 28th. The Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack will also be available at the end of March, Nintendo recently announced this and also published a trailer for the update directly. 

For all fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, exuberant celebrations and a real carnival party await: The already good sales of the Life-Sim could probably even fuel that, because Carnival is not celebrated anywhere else in Corona times. The new free update, which can be downloaded from January 28th, spreads exactly that: a lively carnival atmosphere.

Animal Crossing Carnival Update brings new costumes and emotes

The free update once again includes seasonal items, emotions and other surprises. The latest trailer, which Nintendo has put under the motto “Get ready for the carnival”, offers a first look at the content of the update.


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But that's not all: In addition to the carnival update, there is another innovation for fans of the Life Sim. The Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack will be available online and at selected retailers from March 26th. It contains all six amiibo cards from the Sanrio series that can be used in compatible games. Nintendo will announce further details.

The contents of the Carnival update for Animal Crossing at a glance:

Viva Carnival: The carnival invites you to dance - and makes you forget the cold weather and at times also Corona. Players who have already expanded their service center can meet the dancer Pavo on the fairground on February 15th. Only on this day can players catch the colorful feathers floating over the island with their nets. So there is a bit of deadline pressure, despite plenty of confetti and the exuberant carnival atmosphere.

Anyone who exchanges the feathers at Pavo will see a dance interlude. The colorful rainbow feathers are a particularly rare sight: if you spot one, you should catch it and bring it to Pavo. If you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can also invite friends or visit them on their islands to celebrate together.

New emotions: New emotions also find their way into the game. In this way, players can express their enthusiasm for the carnival goings-on. But: Players only have the opportunity to spend their sternis in Nook's shop for the new Viva Carnival emotions for a limited time. The set includes the emotions rhythm in the blood, invitation to dance, viva and confetti.

New costumes: From February 1st, the fashion tailor run by Sina and Tina will be offering carnival costumes for a limited time, which will enable a particularly dashing carnival appearance.

Seasonal items: At Nook Shopping there are also new items that are suitable for the season. So from February 1st to February 14th - Attention: Valentine's Day! - Chocolate hearts and heart bouquets will be available. There will be other new items in January and February for the Lunar New Year and the football final, the Super Bowl. There the Kansas City Chiefs to Patrick Mahomes play against old master Tom Brady and the Buccaneers - at home in Tampa Bay. A round of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is perfect with a night in front of the TV and a round Madden NFL 21 . connect

And fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons can also roughly note the date for the next update in their calendar: It will continue in March - and all islanders should keep their eyes open.


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