18 months later, Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally gets its Froggy Chair

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18 months later, Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally gets its Froggy Chair

Nintendo will release the highly coveted and beloved Froggy Chair for Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a new, free update for the life simulation game coming Nov. 5. It’s one of many new items coming to the game, and one that longtime Animal Crossing fans have been desperate for since New Horizons launched on Switch in May 2020.

The Froggy Chair furniture reveal was tucked into a separate feature announcement during Friday’s Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct: navigating tight spaces in your Villager’s home. That’s a nice quality-of-life improvement — New Horizons’ free November update is full of such tweaks — but the long-awaited inclusion of the smiling green frog-themed chair is what will likely have many fans salivating for the game’s next update.

J Balvin has a new music video with Pikachu, but Hitmontop is the star

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J Balvin has a new music video with Pikachu, but Hitmontop is the star

Reggaeton star J Balvin finds himself in a Pokémon-filled world in his newest music video. Part of Pokémon 25: The Album, a collaboration between various musicians across the globe to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved franchise, the J Balvin video comes right at the album’s release.

In the infectiously catchy music video, J Balvin discovers a Pokéball, which transforms the world around him. Soon, he meets a Pikachu outside and the two share a cute little high five — right before Pikachu uses its electric powers to help a few people. That’s not the only Pokémon out there on the streets of New York City, where J. Balvin eventually runs into Totodile and Charizard among others. But the one that takes the prize is a Hitmontop breakdancing — look at it go!

Animal Crossing’s new paid DLC has you designing homes for new visitors

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Animal Crossing’s new paid DLC has you designing homes for new visitors

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players will go to work for Tom Nook, designing and building clients’ dream vacation homes with the Happy Home Paradise premium DLC announced in Friday’s special Nintendo Direct.

Over a 10-minute presentation, Nintendo showed players meeting vacationing NPCs, learning their decoration preferences, and then getting started on custom building a new home for the new visitors. Players will be working for Tom Nook’s Paradise Planning business; as they design more homes, main NPCs from the island may come to them to ask for a redo of their digs.

Dang, New Horizons’ new, cooked food looks incredible

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Dang, New Horizons’ new, cooked food looks incredible

OK, Nintendo — I think players are ready to forgive the developer for the dearth of Animal Crossing: New Horizons content over the past year. During the Animal Crossing Direct on Friday, Nintendo announced a ton of new content to bring players back to their islands — and the new cooking and food items look delicious.

There’s so much to unpack in just these two features, but we’ll start cooking. It’s unlockable with the Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+ item, purchasable with Nook Miles. It looks like there’ll be pages of recipes and incredible looking food to create — stuff like veggie soup, sandwiches, bread, and fish. But what sort of ingredients will we use to cook with? Well, Nintendo is adding expanded gardening: Players will now be able to grow wheat, tomatoes, potatoes, sugarcane, and carrots to use in cooking.

Dang, New Horizons’ new cooked food looks incredible

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Dang, New Horizons’ new cooked food looks incredible

OK, Nintendo — I think players are ready to forgive the developer for the dearth of Animal Crossing: New Horizons content over the past year. During the Animal Crossing Direct on Friday, Nintendo announced a ton of new content to bring players back to their islands — and the new cooking and food items look delicious.

There’s so much to unpack in just these two features, but we’ll start cooking. It’s unlockable with the Be a Chef! DIY Recipes+ item, purchasable with Nook Miles. It looks like there’ll be pages of recipes and incredible looking food to create — stuff like veggie soup, sandwiches, bread, and fish. But what sort of ingredients will we use to cook with? Well, Nintendo is adding expanded gardening: Players will now be able to grow wheat, tomatoes, potatoes, sugarcane, and carrots to use in their recipes.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons just got a flood of new customization options

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons just got a flood of new customization options

At long last, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be getting a new set of items, Nintendo announced at an Animal Crossing Direct on Friday.

Starting off, there are tons of exterior design options like new home exteriors, 9 new fences. In addition to that, the new max of bridges and inclines is 10 each. Looking indoors, you can also further customize your home with accent walls and ceiling decor. To fit this all in, the game is getting an expanded storage of up to 5,000 items.

Gyroid collecting is back in New Horizons — and they’re super cute

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Gyroid collecting is back in New Horizons — and they’re super cute

Gyroids will return to Animal Crossing alongside Brewster and The Roost, Nintendo announced Friday during its Animal Crossing Direct. That’s right, the semi-sentient decoration pieces will be added into the game for players to collect. They’ll be added on Nov. 5, alongside the huge new update.

Gyroids can be planted and grown to create more gyroids — especially after it rains. Gyroids, too, can play music and are, simply, very cute. Plus, they can be customized to match rooms.

Kapp’n and friends are heading to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Kapp’n and friends are heading to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

New friends will be joining the cast of Animal Crossing: New Horizons in November, Nintendo announced during the special Nintendo Direct on Friday.

Kapp’n and his beautiful songs will be returning to the game. But that’s not all, the boatsman will take you to a plaza filled with plenty of characters who have yet to appear in New Horizons, like Katrina the fortune teller and Harriet the poodle.

Brewster’s officially back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nov. 5

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Brewster’s officially back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nov. 5

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ new café — The Roost — will finally open for business on Nov. 5. Nintendo officially announced the arrival of coffee-slinging pigeon Brewster during its Animal Crossing Direct on Friday.

During the broadcast, Nintendo showed off the new wing of the New Horizons museum, where Brewster’s café The Roost will live. Players can visit the shop for coffee, of course, but there’s so much more to enjoy.

Metroid Dread has a game-breaking bug — here’s how to fix it

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Metroid Dread has a game-breaking bug — here’s how to fix it

It could happen to you: Metroid Dread has a game-breaking bug near its ending that will result in the game force-quitting with the message, “The software was closed because an error occurred.” But don’t worry. Nintendo has released a workaround for any players facing this problem, which the company also plans to fix in an update that should be released this month.

You may run into this problem if you’re someone who loves to use the handy-dandy markers on Samus Aran’s map. When you’re in the late game of Dread, if you’ve used a map marker on a nearby door and you destroy that door with Samus’ cannon, that could trigger this bug and force-quit your game. You don’t have to restart Samus’ journey, though. The fix is pretty simple: