Animal Crossing Super Mario update


If you’re aching to give your island a long-overdue makeover but don’t know where to start, we’ve got news for you. Nintendo has announced that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting an exciting revamp with a Super Mario Bros. update. From exclusive Mario-themed items to new outfits, here’s what to expect.  


Free Super Mario Bros update on Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Animal Crossing Super Mario - avatar dressed in mario's costume
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Animal Crossing Super Mario - island decorated as mushroom kingdom
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According to their official Twitter, Animal Crossing: New Horizons released a free Super Mario update on 25th February 2021. The exclusive update was released to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic Nintendo game. With the free update, players will be able to transform their island into their own Mushroom Kingdom.  


Exclusive collaboration items available from 1st March


Animal Crossing Super Mario - nook shopping
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Animal Crossing Super Mario - mushroom kingdom
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Though the update is already available for download, Super Mario-themed goods won’t be released till 1st March. A variety of new furniture, wallpapers, and exclusive collaborative items will be available for purchase via Nook Shopping. Look forward to familiar motifs such as the adorable Super Mushroom and Question Block. 

Animal Crossing Super Mario - warp pipes
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Animal Crossing Super Mario - warp pipes
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Nintendo

And perhaps the most anticipated item of all is the Warp Pipe. Just like how it’s used by Mario in the game, the green pipe allows Animal Crossing players to instantly teleport to different spots on their island. This means that your avatar will no longer have to waste time getting from one end of the island to another. 

Animal Crossing Super Mario - luigi mario and princess peach
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Animal Crossing Super Mario - nook shopping
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For the fashionista who’s constantly on a lookout for new looks, you’ll be able to get your hands on Super Mario-themed clothes such as Mario’s and Luigi’s trademark overalls, and Princess Peach’s pink gown.  


Animal Crossing Super Mario update available for download


If you’ve not downloaded the update yet, be sure to do so ASAP so that you can get first dibs on the new Mario-themed items when they come out on 1st March. After you’ve done that, all that’s left to do is to save up some Bells and wait. Follow the Twitter accounts of Animal Crossing and Super Mario Bros. to get the latest updates.  

Watch the trailer here: 

あつまれ どうぶつの森 × スーパーマリオブラザーズ35周年 [Nintendo Direct 2021.2.18]
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あつまれ どうぶつの森 × スーパーマリオブラザーズ35周年 [Nintendo Direct 2021.2.18]

 

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