The new villagers heading to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the November 5 update have been introduced early... in mobile spin-off Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
The eight new villagers including already fan favorites Sasha, Ione, and Shino are all being introduced to the Animal Crossing mobile game, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons players still have to wait a week until the Animal Crossing update 2.0 releases.
In New Horizons, players will need to get their hands on the soon-to-be elusive Animal Crossing series 5 Amiibo cards to invite the new villagers to their island - which will also release on November 5.
Announced via the Pocket Camp Twitter account, each of the 8 villagers got their own introduction which includes a high-quality image of each new resident, their birthday, and a short bio on each one.
Let's meet the remaining animals, and then you can go give all eight of them a warm welcome to camp! pic.twitter.com/PbwX8KArQLOctober 28, 2021
The new villagers include:
- Ione - a celestial squirrel whose tail resembles a starry night sky
- Quinn - the coolest looking eagle to ever grace our islands
- Cephalobot - an octopus x robotic hybrid (similar to Ribbot)
- Marlo - a hamster who gives off Marlon Brando in The Godfather vibes
- Sasha - a super cute but lazy bunny villager
- Shino - a stylish deer villager that sports a white and red color scheme
- Petri - a scientist mouse that wears a lab coat
- Tiansheng - a monkey villager based on a Chinese mythical creature
If you haven’t been keeping up to date with the latest island goings-on - there’s a lot to catch up on. The biggest update Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have had since the game launched back in March 2020 will also be the "last free major content update" as announced during the latest Animal Crossing direct a few weeks back.
There’s way too much new stuff to reveal in this story, however, the main talking points of the 2.0 update include: Brewster and his cafe returning to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, farming and cooking making their way into the game, and the first paid-for DLC for New Horizons: Happy Home Paradise - which can be bought individually or as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion.
To get even more excited about the upcoming update, find out why two Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC drops are amazing for fans, and interesting for its future.