The last update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons is here! Find out all of the new fun things players can do on (and around) their islands!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons received an update today and we have the version 1.3.0 patch notes right here for your reading enjoyment.
Here are the full Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Version 1.3.0 patch notes directly from Nintendo:
Ver. 1.3.0 (Released July 2, 2020)
The software has been updated if you see “Ver. 1.3.0” in the upper-right corner of the title screen.
Players can now wear a wet suit and go diving in the ocean.
Players can now catch sea creatures while diving, which they can then donate to the museum.
Players can now encounter new visiting characters somewhere on the island.
Nook Miles can now be traded for new items.
New seasonal items have been added to the Nook Shopping catalog, available for limited time only.
Fixed the following issues:
The names of several fish have been fixed in Korean and Simplified Chinese.
Addressed issues to further ensure an enjoyable gaming experience.
The biggest addition to this July update in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is definitely players being able to go diving in the ocean. For the first time ever in an Animal Crossing game, players can swim! There is also a whole gang of new stuff to track down for the museum. As usual, there are also some seasonal items that can only be purchased for a limited time. This weekend may be a celebration for some folks with hot dogs, beer, and parties, but us real ones are going to burrow in our gamer nooks and grind for this mermaid stuff.
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Llamasoft, a UK-based studio headed up by famed game designer Jeff Minter, is launching Moose Life on August 12th. A Steam page for the game is already up and running, which confirms the game will support Rift, Vive and Index. Check out some trippy gameplay Minter himself recorded earlier in the year.
If you know Llamasoft, then you’ll probably know what to expect from Moose Life. As with Polybius, Tempest 4000 and others before it, the game is a psychedelic ‘trance shooter’ in which players are subjected to a blaze of neon glory as they blow enemies into colorful neon particles. It’sd rooted in arcade origins with an emphasis on giving players a strong audio/visual sensation. Judging by that video, it’ll certainly achieve that goal.
As the name suggests, this time around you’ll be playing as a moose. At the very least, we couldn’t get you to name another VR game that casts you as a moose, right?
“Moose Life is the latest step on our journey into euphoric trance,” the developer notes on the Steam page. “Created in the style of an 80s arcade game, but in fully immersive 3D/VR. You’ll feel like you are inside the mind of Eugene Jarvis Himself.”
It’s reassuring to see the team still making VR titles. In 2018, Minter noted that its last VR game, the then-PS4/PSVR-exclusive Polybius hadn’t “made a penny”. The game later came to Steam, though it’s not clear if it found more success there.