With record-breaking sales and widespread critical acclaim, there's no denying that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the most successful games in the Animal Crossing series to date. Even so, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is missing some content that longtime franchise fans have missed, particularly the character Brewster and his cafe. Rumors have persisted that a Brewster update is waiting in the wings, and now a frequent Nintendo leaker has suggested that it could come within the next few months.
Samus Hunter, a Nintendo leaker who has accurately leaked news about the company in the past, believes that a major Animal Crossing: New Horizons Brewster update "where you can meet old friends" is coming to the game by November. They also alluded to the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween event, suggesting that it won't require a major update like some New Horizons events have needed in the past.
Whether or not there's any truth to these claims remains to be seen. While Samus Hunter has been accurate before, fans should always take rumors like this with a grain of salt. But while there's no concrete evidence backing up the particulars in this claim, datamining efforts have pointed to the possibility that Brewster is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so it will definintely be interesting to see if he finally debuts within the next three months as predicted.
The suggestion that there won't be a big update for the Halloween event could mean that Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans are in for a very similar Halloween as last year. This means that Jack the Pumpkin Czar will be visiting Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands, players will be able to trick-or-treat, and there will be plenty of Halloween-themed decorations for players to add to their collection for a limited time.
If this big Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is real, then it's possible it will be featured in the rumored Nintendo Direct event. Samus Hunter believes that the next Nintendo Direct could take place as soon as next week, though nothing official has been announced by Nintendo. With Animal Crossing: New Horizons now over a year old at this point, Nintendo hasn't been featuring it much in its recorded presentations, opting for social media announcements instead, so fans should keep an eye on the company's social media channels.
All we can say for certain is that more Animal Crossing: New Horizons updates are planned, it's just a matter of when Nintendo decides to reveal more about them.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.