It’s ghouls night out in the Animal Crossing world!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a free update for the Nintendo Switch system that will add some spooky touches to the Halloween season, including costumes, character customization options, DIY projects, and more festivities.
Starting on Sept. 30, players will be able to purchase growing pumpkins that they can harvest and use in pumpkin-based DIY projects, stock up on candy, purchase Halloween costumes and body paint, and easily revisit dreams from a list. Players can also learn some new reactions to properly express feelings of fear.
On Oct. 31, players can celebrate Halloween night when neighbors gather in the decorated plaza after 5 p.m. A mysterious guest, Jack, the “czar of Halloween” will pay a visit, and players can earn spooky in-game rewards by giving Jack lollipops and candy. Make sure you save some candy for your neighbors, too, or you might just get pranked!
The NookLink Service in the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app will also get an update in early October that will allow players to use their smart devices to perform reactions in the game.
Players also have the opportunity to deck out their Nintendo Switch with the return of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition system, featuring pastel green and blue Joy-Con controllers and a white Nintendo Switch dock with images of Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy. The special-edition system is heading back to participating retailers for $299.99.