It is Summer time, the weather is hot, and the sky is blue, so let’s sit inside and play video games. The Animal Crossing Summer Update Wave 1 has been officially announced and will be released on July 3rd.
In a tweet announcing the update, they said:
Cool off this summer by diving into the #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons free Summer Update – Wave 1, arriving 7/3! Put on your wet suit to dive & swim in the ocean, and even meet new characters! Stay tuned for info on Wave 2, planned for release in early August.
In the trailer, it was revealed that players will now be able to swim and dive, which also means finding new sea creatures beneath the surface such as Sea Stars. Players can also donate the new sea creatures to Blathers, who runs an aquarium. There are also new encounters to be had in the game, such as Pascal, who will give you new recipes and Gulliver, a pirate outfit-wearing seagull who likes to sleep.
It has also been announced that the Wave 2 update will be released in early August, which will add more stuff to do in the game.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched on the Nintendo Switch on March 20th, selling 13.41 copies in its first six weeks of sale and becoming the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game of all time.