Animal Crossing: New Horizons new villagers added to Pocket Camp early

The new villagers heading to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the November 5 update have been introduced early… in mobile spin-off Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

The eight new villagers including already fan favorites Sasha, Ione, and Shino are all being introduced to the Animal Crossing mobile game, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons players still have to wait a week until the Animal Crossing update 2.0 releases. 

In New Horizons, players will need to get their hands on the soon-to-be elusive Animal Crossing series 5 Amiibo cards to invite the new villagers to their island – which will also release on November 5. 

Announced via the Pocket Camp Twitter account (opens in new tab), each of the 8 villagers got their own introduction which includes a high-quality image of each new resident, their birthday, and a short bio on each one. 

Let’s meet the remaining animals, and then you can go give all eight of them a warm welcome to camp! pic.twitter.com/PbwX8KArQLOctober 28, 2021

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The new villagers include:  

  • Ione – a celestial squirrel whose tail resembles a starry night sky 
  • Quinn – the coolest looking eagle to ever grace our islands
  • Cephalobot – an octopus x robotic hybrid (similar to Ribbot)
  • Marlo – a hamster who gives off Marlon Brando in The Godfather vibes
  • Sasha – a super cute but lazy bunny villager 
  • Shino – a stylish deer villager that sports a white and red color scheme
  • Petri – a scientist mouse that wears a lab coat 
  • Tiansheng – a monkey villager based on a Chinese mythical creature       

If you haven’t been keeping up to date with the latest island goings-on – there’s a lot to catch up on. The biggest update Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have had since the game launched back in March 2020 will also be the “last free major content update” as announced during the latest Animal Crossing direct a few weeks back. 

There’s way too much new stuff to reveal in this story, however, the main talking points of the 2.0 update include: Brewster and his cafe returning to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, farming and cooking making their way into the game, and the first paid-for DLC for New Horizons: Happy Home Paradise – which can be bought individually or as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion

To get even more excited about the upcoming update, find out why two Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC drops are amazing for fans, and interesting for its future.

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