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Animal Crossing: New Horizons will include Museum and other buildings

In addition to your own additions to the Deserted Island Getaway Package, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has further facilities planned, like a Museum, special furniture shop, and more.


With the lengthy Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct, we got a whole slew of fresh information about the game, including the return of the museum. It was a lovely display of the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package, and we learned not just more about what we can do on the island, but a little bit about what’s in store once New Horizons launches, including some new facilities on the way to make your island life a little peachier. In addition to the museum, we also saw a tailor, furniture shop, and more.

The Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct went live on February 20, 2020, showing off a whole bunch of new information about New Horizons. After a refresher course on what we’ve seen out of the game, including multiplayer and tropical island delights, we got a look at some future plans for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Following launch, additional buildings will be on the way which will add some spice to the island. Players will be able to explore a museum, check out a unique clothing store to up their style, and even peruse a furniture store with special items islanders can’t build.

There will be a variety of shops and services coming in the additional buildings Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting later on.
There will be a variety of shops and services coming in the additional buildings Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting later on.

The museum is a returning feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s been in previous games, although the island museum will undoubtedly be a fun addition to New Horizons. We already saw a dinosaur exhibit and aquarium full of sharks and tropical fish to name a few. The tailor and furniture store will no doubt also be appealing to players that want to uniquely customize their villager or their living quarters with fun additions.

These are just a few of the items on the way, but there’s plenty more where that came from. Be sure to check out all of our coverage on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Direct as we await the game’s launch on March 20, 2020, a prominent part of the 2020 gaming calendar.

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    February 20, 2020 6:42 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will include Musuem and other buildings

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      February 20, 2020 8:17 AM

      The video describes the buildings as "future development". Are they things that will only be added once you progress your island to a certain point (whatever that means), or are they game features that are literally not finished.

      The latter seems like a big problem, considering they're pretty important features in the Animal Crossing experience.

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        February 20, 2020 1:04 PM

        Seems to be the former, which would make sense given how previous games worked.

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        February 20, 2020 1:21 PM

        It appears, from everything I've read since this came out, that instead of being a prebuilt building you're going to have to make it yourself. It's a real "start from scratch" game compared to the others in the series.

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