Exciting new content has been announced for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including Brewster and Kapp’n.
But that’s not all that’s coming to your island. As announced in the Animal Crossing Direct, there will be also be paid DLC for the game.
Titled Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise, this expansion will take players to an archipelago where resort developer Paradise Planning needs help building out dream vacation homes for various Animal Crossing villagers.
Using villager’s preferences, players can start designing said villager’s dream vacation home. From picking one of several islands on the archipelago to adjusting the design of the interior, you have full control over how the vacation home is built out.
Indeed, the design tools for this DLC seem like the most modular yet. Players can expand interior spaces, create partition walls, add counters, include pillars, apply soundscapes, grow trees, design pathways, move the home, modify the seasons, and adjust the time and weather with a few simple clicks. Players can even polish items which will give different effects like sparkles or butterflies.
Once a villager’s dream home is built out, you can share the designs online or look at others for inspiration. Additionally, some of the design tools used on the archipelago can be brought to your own island. You will be able to add pillars, soundscapes, and polish items! However, it does not seem like you can pick up your house and move it as you please.
Beyond using these design elements in your own house, villagers may begin asking you to design their houses. You can also start to design the Paradise Planning facilities including a school, restaurant, and hospital. Visitors to the archipelago will begin to use the facilities once built out.
The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC will be available November 5th for $24.99. It will also come free as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass, which will cost $49.99 for an individual yearly subscription or $79.99 for a family yearly subscription.