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Players can soon make a splash in their own island paradise. A series of new, free updates* to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, available for Nintendo Switch, will deliver new features, including the ability to swim and dive for sea creatures, fresh faces, and a variety of new items such as mermaid-themed furniture. These free updates are among some of the new experiences coming to your island life.

The new update trailer provides an overview of the new items and features coming 3rd July.

The update will add the following features and characters to the game:

  • Swimming and Diving – Grabbing a wet suit, players can get aquatically acquainted with island marine life when swimming and diving arrive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When swimming in the inviting waters off the coast of their island, players can dive to discover and scoop up sea creatures that inhabit their island’s ecosystem. It’s worth looking out for any prospective additions to the museum and hearing fun facts from Blathers when donating discoveries.

  • Pascal Brings Rewarding Recipes – While swimming, players might meet someone new! The friendly visitor Pascal seems to love scallops, and if players discover one while diving, he’ll ask if he can have it. As a thank you, he’ll share some of his mermaid-themed DIY recipes.

  • Gulliver – After downloading the free update, someone looking familiar, but with slightly different, pirate-like clothing, occasionally washes up on the shore. Once players offer him a hand, he will send a special reward to show his gratitude for the help.

**The first free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons adds swimming and diving, as well as new and returning characters. Another update is planned to be released in early August.**

Check out the update trailer here:

**Information courtesy of Nintendo Australia**

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