Animal Crossing: New Horizons Trailer Showcases the Festivities of December

Published 12/07/2020, 5:57 PM EST


Since releasing in March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has earned worldwide acclaim and become an immensely popular title. The social simulation game is a nominee for Game of the Year after being a constant companion for players throughout the pandemic.

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A major reason for New Horizons’ enormous success is the regular content updates it keeps receiving. Nintendo recently launched a winter update, which added a range of seasonal content into the game. Now, the game’s latest trailer showcases everything happening on the players’ islands during December.

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There’s lots to explore in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this December

The chilly month of December ushers in the holiday celebrations, winter activities, and new discoveries. Players have an assortment of new critters to catch this month towards completing their Museum’s exhibits.

Some new critters appearing on the islands include dung beetles found rolling snowballs along the ground and lobsters swimming around in the ocean. Meanwhile, pond smelts can be caught in rivers.

As for changes in the island’s appearance, players might have seen noticeable changes, including villagers sporting winter outfits and the availability of a wintery range of clothing at Able Sisters. Over the next few weeks, snow will gradually cover the island, and its flora will also change.

Certain trees will become decorated with Christmas lights, and shaking them will drop colorful ornaments. Players can use these seasonal materials in crafting a range of festive DIY recipes. Besides that, players can find several other holiday-themed items spread across their island, including a new collection of toys at Nook’s Cranny.

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Indulge in the festivities of Toy Day with Jingle on Christmas Eve

The primary attraction of the festive season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the celebration of Toy Day. On December 24, Jingle, the reindeer character, will stop by the islands to spread the Christmas spirit.

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Helping him deliver presents might just earn players a reward from Jingle himself. Moreover, players are encouraged to exchange gifts with the villagers around their island. Last but not least, the Pocket Camp phone case provides players with a brand fresh look for their Nook Phone. It will be available for purchase from Nook Shopping.

Overall, there is plenty to explore in Animal Crossing: New Horizons while decorating the island into a winter wonderland this December.

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Souhardya Biswas

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Souhardya Biswas is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. He joined the organisation in 2020, wanting to explore the sphere of professional eSports journalism. His passion for gaming started with titles like GTA San Andreas, Far Cry 2, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 09, eventually developing an interest in Battle Royale games like PUBG and Apex Legends.

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