We now have details for the first event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
New Horizons' first event will be called Bunny Day, and will celebrate Easter. Bunny Day was one of the many things announced during today's Nintendo Direct presentation. The event will being on April 1, and will run through April 12. During the event, Zipper the bunny will visit player's islands. He will hide eggs for players to find by digging them up or pulling them out of the water while fishing. Players will then be able to craft special limited-time items that are bright and colorful, and fit the egg theme. An internet connection is required to confirm the date before players can start hunting for eggs.
Another event for New Horizons also was revealed. The event will focus on Earth Day, and will come at the end of April. No specific details were given for the event, though an image of Leif the sloth was present during the announcement.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has proven to be a big hit for Nintendo. The game sold 1.88 million copies in its first three since release, making it the best selling launch title on the Switch, beating out Pokemon Sword and Shield's previous record of 1.36 copies. The launch of New Horizons also helped push hardware sales higher than ever before in Japan. Switch and Switch Lite sales combined to almost 393,000 units sold in the last week, which was an increase of 585% over the week before. This is the best sales period for the console ever, including the system's 2017 launch.
While we do have a definitive date for Bunny Day and a time window for Earth Day, it is important that updates could be delayed for the game due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for the Nintendo Switch. The game has garnered much critical acclaim, and holds a Mighty rating on OpenCritic.