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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ new content showcase is next week

Brewster and The Roost expected during 20-minute livestream on Oct. 15

brewster in front of the shop with a bunch of new leaf villagers
Brewster (the bird at left) is expected to open up a coffee shop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ museum. Stay tuned for a Nintendo Direct on Oct. 15 for more.
Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo
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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct livestream, promised during Sept. 23’s Nintendo Direct, will air on Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. EDT, Nintendo announced on Wednesday.

A tweet from the official Animal Crossing Twitter account said the show will last about 20 minutes, and will discuss “the content coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in November.”

The Nintendo Direct two weeks ago teased the likely return of avian barista Brewster and his cafe, The Roost. Animal Crossing New Horizons players have become somewhat impatient with the lack of new content, as March 2021 was the last time the game got a substantial post-launch update.

Since then, new content has come in the form of holiday celebrations, limited-time items in Nook Shopping, and general maintenance. In July, Nintendo acknowledged the lack of content and promised more would be on the way later this year.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was originally released on Nintendo Switch in March 2020. Nintendo has since sold more than 33 million copies of the game, making New Horizons the most successful Animal Crossing game to date. Animal Crossing: New Horizons definitely has fewer players these days than it did at launch, but that’s to be expected. Still, the game has been a major boon for Nintendo, which sold almost 30 million Nintendo Switch consoles over the past year. It even helped power a Nintendo Switch shortage during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.