In a message to IGN, Nintendo has elaborated on its decision to have Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise be the first and last paid DLC content for the game. We originally learned that Happy Home Paradise and Animal Crossing: New Horizons Version 2.0 would respectively be the final paid and free updates to the game when they were announced on October 15. Nintendo’s explanation to IGN, while lacking in surprises, does shine a little bit more light on why they chose to go that route. You can read it below.
The free update launching on Nov. 5 will be the last major free content update. We hope that players will continue enjoying their island life in real time and throughout the changing seasons,” a Nintendo spokesperson said in a statement to IGN. “Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise introduces a new gameplay experience in which the player joins the Paradise Planning team and helps make their client’s dream resort home become a reality.
It is a major update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and offers a distinguishing and different gameplay experience. Therefore, it made sense to include it as the first and only paid DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Are you bummed that we will not be seeing any other major DLC, free or paid, to Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Are you planning on forking over the $25 needed for Happy Home Paradise? Let us know in the comment section below.