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Animal Crossing: New Horizons will finally get Brewster and The Roost in November

More information is expected in October

an owl standing in front of an ornate staircase in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Nintendo had a brief peek at new Animal Crossing: New Horizons stuff to show during its Nintendo Direct presentation on Thursday. It’s one of New Horizons’ most anticipated updates, adding one key character that fans have been begging Nintendo for — like Brewster and his cafe, The Roost.

Nintendo said that Brewster and The Roost will come in November, with new details coming at a full New Horizons broadcast scheduled for October. The company only showed a brief clip during Thursday, — a sign in the museum showing that Brewster’s cafe is coming.

The new content for New Horizons may be the first substantial update to the adorable life-simulation game since March 2021, when Nintendo added the Custom Design Pro Editor Plus feature, a slew of new Sanrio-themed characters and items, and farts. Since then, Nintendo has largely relied on annual holiday events, limited-time seasonal items from Nook Shopping, and bug fixes to keep Animal Crossing fans entertained.

In July, Nintendo acknowledged the content draught in New Horizons, promising more free content coming sometime in 2021.

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.

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