It’s been a tumultuous time for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons community. Many fans of one of Nintendo’s best-selling life simulator games on the Switch were disappointed when New Horizons wasn’t mentioned at Nintendo’s E3 showcase. Fans took to Twitter in droves to express their frustrations at the lack of substantial updates and new content, which prompted Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser to release a statement promising new content is in the works for the 33 million people playing the game. Personally, I don’t know what the future of New Horizons is. I honestly don’t know if we’ll ever get big, game-changing updates or if we can expect smaller updates adding furniture and special events. As a huge fan and daily player of New Horizons myself, I share some of the frustrations other players express. Why can’t we do more activities with our villagers? Where are the Gyroids? Why do the Dodo Brothers offer a shipping and liquidation service at Harv’s Island but not at any of the mystery islands when players need the service the most? Oops…as Blathers would say, I digress.
I think everyone has their personal wishes for the game and which characters and events they’d like to see return, whether it’s Brewster or more additions to the Able sisters and the Nook shop. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of the features from the original Animal Crossing game on Gamecube I would love to see a return to the game. The original Animal Crossing is my all-time favorite game, and it’s the only title in the franchise I played before buying New Horizons. Compared to the newest game, the original Animal Crossing might seem like it lacks things to do, but there are so many secrets and so much heart to the game that I think is missing from the latest title in the series. The features listed below are the most realistic I see being added to the game. Unfortunately, as cool as playable NES games would be (can you imagine actually playing the arcade games in New Horizons), I doubt they’ll ever return to the franchise. So, without further ado, here are six features from the original Animal Crossing game that should return to New Horizons.