Animal Crossing: New Horizons

New Horizons Adding Swimming!

Nintendo have announced free Summer updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons with Wave 1 arriving on July 3 where players can swim!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The first update is being called Wave 1 (which will be Version 1.3.0 of the game) and it arrives on July 3 at 10:00 JST, where you can put on your wet suit to dive and swim in the ocean and discover sea creatures such as sea stars, sea anemones, and spotted garden eels!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

These sea creatures can then be donated to Blathers to display at the museum, where the exhibition area will subsequently grow. You can even meet new characters in the update with Pascal the first new character confirmed for the New Horizons update!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Pascal will give you new recipes as a reward for finding him scallops. A returning character is Gulliver who is now wearing a dazzling red number! Marine suits, snorkels, seasonal items, and more will also be available in the game throughout the month of July.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Stay tuned for info on Wave 2, which is planned for release in early August, although no indication has been given by Nintendo over what this will entail but we’ll keep you posted! Check out the teaser trailer below and look out for more news as we have it!