Everything Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in May 2021

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons just passed its first anniversary last month, and Nintendo celebrated the event with tons of content updates. Among the updates introduced in the game are a multitude of Super Mario-themed materials, furniture, outfits, and decorative items.

As expected, the arrival of a new month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will bring many changes such as changing seasons, events, and bugs and fish. Although old players may have experienced many of the upcoming events last year, it appears that Nintendo will shake things up a bit to keep players interested. Now, here's a rundown of what's happening in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in May 2021.

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In a tweet released by Nintendo last Monday, the company confirmed that it is releasing a new free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, scheduled to launch sometime today, April 28. The latest update will see the return of events held in 2020, such as May Day, International Museum Day, and the wedding season. Most importantly, Nintendo said that seasonal events this year would have "new twists."

The first event that players should expect this month is May Day, where players are given a ticket to tour a new mystery island. The event will commence on April 29 and will last through May 7. It is important to note that these tickets can only be used once, so players should plan accordingly and ensure that they have all the necessary tools and space in their inventory. Next up is International Museum Day, which will happen on May 18-31. During the event, players can partake in a Stamp Rally by asking Blathers for a special stamp card and enjoy all the fish, insects, fossils, and art available at the museum.

The most interesting event that players should expect in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is cheese rolling. For the uninitiated, cheese rolling is a real-world event where people chase a cheese roll dropped down a large hill at Gloucestershire's Coopers Hill. The event is usually held at the end of May. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it appears that Nintendo will be releasing large wheels of cheese for players to collect from May 22-31. It is currently unclear whether players can do anything with it.

Animal Crossing New Horizons - May Bugs, Fish, and Sea Creatures

The start of the new month usually brings new bugs, fish, and sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The list below only applies to players residing in the northern hemisphere.

New Fish in May

AngelfishBettaCatfishFrogGiant TrevallyMahi-MahiNibble FishRainbowfish

New Bugs in May

Banded DragonflyDiving BeetleGreat Purple EmperorPondskaterQueen Alexandra's BirdwingRosalia Batesi BettleScorpionViolin Beetle

New Sea Creatures in May

Sea UrchinSlate Pencil UrchinGigas Giant ClamVampire SquidSpotted Garden Eel Animal Crossing: New Horizons - New Villager?

Several days ago, rumors swirled online about the possibility of Nintendo adding new villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is worth noting that while the game features 397 villagers, there are still a few from previous games that are currently unavailable in New Horizons. The rumor stems from a screenshot of the latest 1.10 update. The screenshot shows a house that has an unfamiliar design that does not belong to any existing villager.

Many began to speculate that this mystery house could be a clue that a new villager is joining Animal Crossing: New Horizons' roster. Unfortunately, Nintendo chimed in on the rumor saying that the house design did not appear in the actual game, and apologized for the mix-up. While Nintendo's statement likely means that it is not introducing new houses or new villagers, it wouldn't be unlikely for the company to start introducing new residents sometime in the future, especially since Animal Crossing: New Horizons has already been out for one year, and most players probably want to mix up their village with new faces.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

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