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‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ has basically become ‘Halloweentown’

The Nintendo video game added new pumpkins, costumes and a Halloween event for the fall.

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The popular Nintendo video game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has added some fall flavor to communities, which includes pumpkins, costumes and Halloween vibes.

The popular Nintendo video game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”has added some fall flavor to communities, which includes pumpkins, costumes and Halloween vibes.

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The popular Nintendo video game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has added some fall flavor to communities, which includes pumpkins, costumes and Halloween vibes.

  • A new free update to the game will include “some spooky touches to the season, with Halloween costumes, character customization options, DIY projects and festivities,” Nintendo said in a release.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the new items you find in the game beginning on Sept. 30.

  • Growing pumpkins that can be harvested and used for DIY projects in the game.
  • You can buy costumes and makeup to dress up for Halloween.
  • Halloween parties will be added on Oct. 31 after 5 p.m. You can gather in the community and participate in games and events to win rewards.

The update comes as Nintendo plans to rerelease a “Animal Crossing”-themed Nintendo Switch, too.

  • “For players that have yet to create their personal island paradise in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons,’ now is a great time to get started. Players who enjoyed their islands during the spring and summer will find new ways to play when they experience the new festive activities that fall has to offer,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

A new way to celebrate Halloween

Halloween 2020 might not be like the others since there’s a pandemic going on right now. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued guidelines for Halloween festivities, suggesting families avoid door-to-door trick-or-treating and find fun activities to do at home, which I wrote about for Deseret.com.

  • The CDC said: “Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.”