With the second wave of the summer update for the ever popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons now live, data miners have already found some interesting tidbits that could hint to the contents of future updates.
*Warning: potential spoilers for future Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates*
Ninji, a prominent member of the data mining community, managed to uncover many lines of text within the summer update’s code that could reference new upcoming items and features. Specifically, these include vegetable items, such as potatoes, carrots, and squash, along with possible sewing and cooking DIY recipes.
So, quick summary of hints about possible future things:
– New ‘35_Gyroid’ ItemKind
– New ‘VgtTomato’, ‘VgtWheat’, ‘VgtSugarCane’, ‘VgtPotato’, ‘VgtCarrot’, ‘VgtSquash’ map Fg items
– New bush type (Plumeria)
They’ve also hidden some of the references to sewing and cooking DIYs
— Ninji 🇪🇺🏴🇬🇮 B L M / 1312 (@_Ninji) July 30, 2020
While it is completely possible that this could just be leftover data that never came to fruition – which plenty of games and updates possess- it is worth noting that Ninji also unearthed references to the now-existing art gallery and diving mechanics in New Horizons. Regardless, make sure to take all of this with a grain of salt as nothing has been confirmed regarding specific content for new updates.
However, if all of these files do end up foreshadowing new additions to the game, when can we expect them? Well, Nintendo did announce that the next major update for New Horizons will arrive sometime this fall, so any data alluding to new content would appear then at the earliest.
Do you think we will see these additions soon? Let us know in the comments! For more Nintendo news, check out our round-up of the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, or check out our editorial on why Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the perfect escape. Otherwise, keep it on Culture of Gaming for all things gaming!