This week, Nintendo will host an Animal Crossing Direct. The event is a live stream showcase that will only feature Animal Crossing content, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s restricted to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The most recent general Nintendo Direct revealed that this event would occur in October, and only gave hints about what we’ll be seeing. Instead of looking at that though, I want to know what everyone actually wants to see from the event. There’s so. much that we could say is coming, but how about what we actually want? I’m jotting a few things down in this article to get the creative juices flowing.
First, I want some sort of progression system to come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Like everything, it should be optional, but I want something that gives me more of a reason to log in every day. There’s so little in the game that does this, leaving it all on you and your want to develop the island. I like MMOs that have season passes and daily login bonuses. That’s something that I’d like to be able to get in the game, but I don’t know how realistic it is.
Second, let’s have an expansion on all the collectibles we can get. Most people have found everything that you can find by now, so it’s now time to get some new stuff in the game. Nintendo clearly didn’t realise how popular the game would be, which is why there hasn’t been a steady stream of new content yet. Hopefully, this month marks the start of that stream, and we’ll be able to go out and pick up more collectibles as time goes on.
Finally, I want some new features in the game. I don’t know what these should be, but it feels like it’s been ages since something as good as swimming was added. There needs to be more to keep players interested, otherwise there’s no point in having a game like this out there. Nintendo is sitting on a gold mine, and it knows it. All it needs to do is reveal something for players to dig their teeth into, and it’ll push the game right back up the sales charts again.