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After downloading the free update, an anniversary cake will be sent to your in-game mailbox. You can keep reading for more details on the update for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons periodically receives updates that deliver items and features to the game. . With this new update*, a 1st Anniversary Cake, extra custom design slots, and more! Here are a few details on what’s included in the update:


1st Anniversary Cake

Nook Inc. made a 1st Anniversary Cake to commemorate the occasion. It will be sent to your in-game mailbox after the update is installed.


Custom Design Pro Editor +

The Custom Design app on your NookPhone is getting an upgrade*! You can use your Nook Miles at the Nook Stop in Resident Services to unlock the feature. It’ll provide a more robust set of features, allowing for the customizations of umbrellas, handheld flags, uchiwa fans, and face-cut out standees. And with an expansion of 50 slots added to both the Custom Designs and Pro Designs modes, you can truly let your imagination run wild!


Custom Design Portal

In-game Nook Miles redemption menu with Custom Designs Portal highlighted. The cost is 300 Nook Miles. Also, the Pro Designs feature with numerous empty slots for PRO patterns.

You can now add the Custom Design Portal found in the Able Sisters store directly to your in-game NookPhone app. You’ll be able to use it any time inspiration strikes.**


Seasonal items

Just in time for April Fools’ Day, several colors of whoopee cushions can be ordered between March 26 and April 1 from the in-game Nook Shopping service. You can also prep for prom season with themed fashion items available at the Able Sisters shop from April 1 to April 30. You can order prom-themed items from Nook Shopping during this period, such as a prom wall, prom flooring, and a prom sash.


Island Tour Creator service is now available

A new way to share your island with the world is on the way! The new Island Tour Creator is a limited-time web service currently planned to be available until the end of this year that lets you use screenshots and footage captured on your Nintendo Switch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to create a poster and trailer for your island. Share your favorite spots on your island or commemorate sentimental scenes to show off what makes your personal island so special.


*Players will need to connect to the internet and download the latest update data to access certain in-game events as they become available.

**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief