Animal Crossing: New Horizons December Changes Detailed in New Video
Collectors rejoice, the Critterpedia can finally be completed.
For those who may have missed it, we’re already in December! That means Cyberpunk 2077 and The Game Awards are just around the corner, Persona 5 Royal gets its own range of blended tea sets and there’s a raft of changes coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Thankfully, as they always do, Nintendo has put out a video detailing all the additions players can expect on their island starting this month.
For those who have played New Horizons since day one, collecting every bug and fish possible, December is an exciting month. Up until this point, all but one bug and one fish have been available to catch within the game, leaving a solitary spot in both sections of the Critterpedia. December changes that however, as the last remaining fish, the Pond Smelt can be caught in rivers right now. Those looking for the last bug will still have to wait a short while as the Dung Beetle doesn’t arrive until a little later when the snow starts to settle. Lobsters are also now available for keen divers.
The main attraction of December in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the Toy Day festivities. Jingle, the black nosed reindeer, heads to town and encourages players to spread joy, and presents, around the island. A new selection of toys will also be available from Nook’s Cranny and a wintery range of clothing from the Able Sisters.
Throughout the month, certain trees will become decked with Christmas lights. These trees can contain special crafting baubles. Once shaken a bauble can fall out of the tree and can be used to craft a range of festive DIY recipes, including Christmas Trees and decorative lights.
Toy Day is the second part of the recently announced update, that also included the Turkey Day celebrations. After this, little is known about Nintendo’s next plans for the game, other than a brief tease of a new update at the end of January that will involve Pavé, the festival loving ostrich.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for the Nintendo Switch.