Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Brings Festivale On Thursday

The update will bring a brand-new event, collectibles to find, and new Reactions to express yourself

Published: January 26, 2021 9:35 AM /


Pave, the new NPC added in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale update

A new carnival event is headed to everyone's favorite island getaway game. The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale update is coming on Thursday. Over the course of the next few weeks, this Animal Crossing: New Horizons update will bring a brand new event filled with carnival spirit plus lots more.

What's coming in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale update?

The major new addition to New Horizons in the Festivale update isn't actually coming until February 15th. On that day, the peacock dancer Pave will arrive on your island. You can collect colorful feathers to give to him, and you'll get a peacock dance in return. In particular, you should be on the lookout for rainbow feathers, as they're especially rare. You can check out the trailer for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale update below:

Of course, in addition to Pave and the new carnival event, there's plenty more stuff on the way in the latest update. You'll be able to purchase new Reactions from Nook's Cranny in-game including Feelin' It and Confetti, which should help you express your festival spirit. Starting from February 1st, new Festivale-themed clothing will be available from the Able Sisters. From that same date, you'll also start noticing new seasonal items at the Nook Stop and through Nook Shopping. These include Valentine's-themed hearts and chocolates, but if you're not in a lovey-dovey mood, there are also Groundhog Day (the event, not the movie) and Big Game Celebration items coming.

A villager holding a colored feather in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale update
Be sure to be on the lookout for colored feathers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Festivale update.

As if everything above wasn't enough, Nintendo says it's planning another free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March, so be sure to keep an eye out for details on that in the future. The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale update lands on Nintendo Switch on January 28th.

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