Animal Crossing: New Horizons Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary With an Update on March 18

March 16, 2021

Nintendo has revealed that it will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ release with a new update, which will include an additional 50 custom design slots for players to use.

The new content will launch on March 18 and will give players access to a selection of new items and features to use within the game. Most notably, the update will add a first-anniversary cake, an upgrade to the Custom Design Pro Editor, several new seasonal items for Spring, a custom design portal, and the Sanrio Sweetness amiibo cards.

The amiibo cards will be available exclusively in the US from Target stores, with a price of $5.99. The six figures will then allow players to add the popular Sanrio characters directly to the island. Exchanging bells with these characters will reward users with special Sanrio-inspired cosmetic items.


The full descriptions from Nintendo for each of the additions coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons over the coming weeks are listed below.

  • 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. 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 customization of umbrellas, small flags, uchiwa and photo stands. And with a new expansion of 50 slots added to both the Normal Custom Design mode and Pro Custom Design mode, you can truly let your imagination run wild!
  • Custom Design Portal – 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 – Spring is in the air, and with the changing of the seasons comes a range of new seasonal items. Just in time for April Fool’s Day, a variety of colors of whoopee cushions can be ordered between March 26 and April 1 from the in-game Nook Shopping service. For something a little more elegant, you can prep for the prom season with themed fashion items at the Able Sisters shop from April 1 to April 30. You can also order prom-themed items from Nook Shopping during this period, such as a prom night wall, prom night flooring, and a prom stash. Never miss a chance to dance!

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