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Farts are coming to Animal Crossing

Prank your friends and villagers with a new whoopee cushion

A villager smirks as another villager sits on a whoopee cushion in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Image: Nintendo
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo will release a new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on March 18 that adds a ton of new features, including new Sanrio-themed items, an upgraded Custom Design app for your Nook Phone, and, most importantly, the option to prank your friends and villagers with whoopee cushions. Yes, farts are coming to Animal Crossing.

Whoopee cushions arrive in time for April Fool’s Day — April 1, of course — and will be available in a variety of colors, Nintendo said on the Animal Crossing website. Players will be able to purchase them from the Nook Shopping service between March 26 and April 1. They will, no doubt, be the most important component of New Horizon’s sitting-down emote.

Other springtime items coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons include prom-themed goods: a prom night wall, prom night flooring, and elegant prom clothing from the Able Sisters shop. So if you still can’t get together and dance in person, you can do it in Animal Crossing. Prom items will be available April 1-30.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ springtime update will be free. It will also usher in the return of Zipper and Bunny Day.