Best upcoming ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ features according to leaks

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is all the rage now, and Nintendo is looking to take advantage of the hype. In the coming months, fans should expect more features to come.

It seems as if Nintendo has long-term plans for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players have already datamined the game through and through. They’re able to find some of the features that will most likely come to the game soon. Here are the best features datamined from the game.


According to the datamines, a new cooking mechanic will be introduced to the game. Since this is a new feature for any Animal Crossing title, fans can expect to see a new character headlining it as well. Fans hope that players will get some bonuses for eating certain dishes. This also means that beyond DIY recipes, players will have more recipes to collect in the game as well.

Seafood and vegetation

In line with the upcoming cooking feature, the developers are also going to expand food items beyond fruits. The datamines suggest that there will be a seafood section in the game, which includes the Manila clams that are already a part of the game. Other applicable fishes may be put to this section eventually.

Moreover, players will be able to plant vegetables as well. Some of the vegetation found in the game’s files include potatoes, carrots, and wheat.

Museum upgrades

The most recent content update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons added an entirely new section to the museum dedicated to artworks. This was found in the game files before the update was released.

There will be more content updates that have museum upgrades. Most particularly, the game will have a museum cafe and a museum shop in the future. The museum cafe is almost already confirmed as some characters in the game mention Brewster, the pigeon that heads the cafe in previous games.

The museum shop is something new to the franchise, and it could have purchasable goods that act as souvenirs.

Real estate shop

This is one of the most interesting things found in the datamines. A real estate shop could bring a lot of opportunities in the game. For starters, players might be able to expand their little community to have more than ten villagers on their island. The game files suggest that in the real estate shop, players will be able to buy plots of land for new villages.

The catch is that instead of one random villager, the plot of land can be sold to one of three random villagers. This means the players will have more freedom when it comes to the villagers on their island.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is in for big changes if the leaks are to have any bearing. As most datamines did accurately predict the features coming to the game, we can expect these features to come as well.


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