Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale Event Update Now Live


Animal Crossing: New Horizons closed out 2020 in the United Kingdom as the top-selling game in physical sales. It is also the fastest-selling game to shift six million copies in Japan, which it achieved back in November 2020. As of September 2020, the game had sold over 26 million units.

Even if the sales are incredible, Nintendo is still putting effort into improving Animal Crossing: New Horizons and adding more features. In today's free January update, the Festivale event is introduced and a variety of seasonal items are now available.

What Are The Time-Limited Items Available For Purchase Now?

There are four new items that are now up for sale in Nook Shopping's Seasonal tab. These items will only be for sale until February 3, 2021, so grab them now! Below are the said items and their costs and further information:

Item Cost Notes
Bean-tossing kit 800 bells
Resetti model 2,200 bells Mr. Resetti model for Groundhog Day
Football cheer megaphone 1,500 bells Super Bowl promotion
Football rug 2,000 bells Super Bowl Promotion

Merely updating the game will reward you with a set of maracas. These items can be retrieved in the in-game mail after you have installed the update.

What Is The Festivale Event?

The Viva Festival Reaction Set is priced at 19,800 bells!

The Festivale Event commences this coming February 15 when Pave arrives on your island and brings with him some confetti and carnival spirit. Players will be able to capturer feathers with their net and then trade them with dance moves. Nintendo also hinted that there will be a "rainbow feather" which is very rare to obtain as it is extra difficult to catch.

The event will also add new reactions for sale in Nook's Cranny named Viva Festival Reaction Set. The reactions available for sale for a limited time so you better buy them when they are made available. Below are the reactions included in the Viva Festival Reaction Set:

  • Feelin' It
  • Let's Go
  • Viva
  • Confetti
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Together with the update are other seasonal items like the red envelope for the Lunar New Year, a box of chocolates, and a rose bouquet for Valentine's day. For February Animal Crossing: New Horizons celebrates Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, Valentines' Day, and Lunar New Year alongside the Festivale Event.

There will also be a new pair Nintendo Switch controllers available come February 14. The Tom Nook and Isabelle controllers are now available on Amazon for $25 each for pre-order. The Tom Nook controller is light aquamarine in color with brown accents and Tom Nook's graphic on the left side of the controller. Meanwhile, the Isabelle Controller is colored yellow and has her on the right side of the controller. These controllers are wired Pro Controllers.

The Festivale is near!

What Are The Events For March 2021 in Animal Crossing?

Nintendo announced there would be a March update. During the September 2020 Nintendo Direct, the gaming company announced that Super-Mario themed furniture items are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the 35th-anniversary celebration of Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo will also release Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack available in the United States on March 26. Priced at $6, this bundle comes with all six Amibbo cards from the Sanrio Collaboration Series. These cards will unlock special Animal Crossing x Sanrio posters in the game. Additionally, there will be other uses for these cards in the future for already released Nintendo games. Nintendo has yet to specify these games and what will be unlocked by the Sanrio cards.

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