Animal Crossing: New Horizons March additions for bugs, fish, and items revealed

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We now know what will be coming to your Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands later this month in March, thanks to a new update from Nintendo.

Below, you can see a forecast for all the new content due to hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons at some point this month in March. There's a load of new stuff to do and build on your island throughout the month, including new fish like tadpoles to catch, returning creatures like the Orchid Mantis to catch, and much more.

There's already some of the content featured in the video above that's already live in New Horizons. For example, the Super Mario crossover content, featuring new outfits, warp pipes, and more, is already live in New Horizons, as it was available from earlier this month on March 1.

If any of the content in the video just above looks familiar to you, that's because this is the first monthly content deluge that's technically already been available in New Horizons. The bamboo noodle slide, for example, was available to construct using bamboo back when New Horizons first launched in March 2020, but the availability of the building recipe was taken out of the game shortly after.

As we're coming back round on a year since Animal Crossing: New Horizons first launched, you can expect to see some returning content for the months that we've already experienced. Previously, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser revealed that we could expect a similar caliber of updates in 2021 than we saw last year in 2020, so we can definitely see some returning content this year.

For a complete list of all the new Mario items you can now get for your own island in Nintendo's smash-hit game, head over to our guide on all the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Super Mario items.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.