It’s time to transform your island, as updating Animal Crossing Mario into your favorite life simulation game brings a bunch of new items and outfits, including one item that will make your trip around the island easier.
When Animal Crossing: New Horizons arrived on the Nintendo Switch almost a full year ago, his healthy lifestyle on the islands quickly won the hearts of prison players around the world. And soon you’ll be able to add a new layer of nostalgic fun to your in-game experience.
This new DLC Animal Crossing comes as Nintendo celebrates the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. with a variety of celebrations: a limited version of the Switch Mario Bros. console has already been unveiled, as well as the LEGO Super Mario Bros. interactive kit. Not to mention the recently released Super Mario Bros 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game, which immediately earned a spot on our list of Nintendo Switch’s best games.
But what exactly does this Animal Crossing Mario update offer players and when will you be able to claim all of its goodies? Keep reading and we will explain everything to you.
When is the Animal Crossing Mario update release date?
In a recent Nintendo Direct live event, the famous gaming company revealed that a free Animal Crossing Mario update will be available for download on February 25, 2020. Game owners will get a lot of new content without wasting a cent, but there is a catch: although you can connect to the internet and download the update from February 25th, you won’t actually be able to access Mario’s items until they take effect on March 1st.
Nintendo, on the other hand, gives you something to overwhelm you with. As the company revealed in a blog post, “players who download the February 25 update will receive a mushroom painting in their inbox during Thanksgiving games. Themed subjects Super Mario Bros. will only be available for order on March 1st, but the wall painting with mushrooms may stimulate your imagination … while you wait, you can pretend to be Mario! “
When will the Animal Crossing Mario update arrive?
Official Japanese Twitter the account for Animal Crossing has revealed that the update for Mario will be available from 10 a.m. Feb. 25 Japanese time.
This translates into other time zones: America will receive the update on Wednesday, February 24, at 5:00 PM PST, 7:00 PM CST or 8:00 PM EST, and players in Australia on Thursday, February 25, at 12:00 PM AEDT, fans in the UK taking Thursday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. GMT. This assumes that the deployment will be simultaneous worldwide. And those times, of course, can change.
Where can you buy Mario products in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
Once you download the Animal Crossing Mario update and wait for the event to start on March 1, picking up available Mario items will be fairly easy for players. All you have to do is head to Nook Shopping and start a green shopping machine – Mario’s products are listed on the Promotions page.
Although the update itself is free, it looks like these new items in the game itself will be associated with their cost – so you’ll want to stock up on a few bells before heading to Nook Shopping and start spending Mario.
What is included in the Animal Crossing Mario update?
The Animal Crossing Mario update promises quite a few fun things for players to pick up and pamper. This is basically your chance to turn your island into a famous area of the Mario Gob kingdom. A few new outfits will be worn, a bunch of recognizable items you’ll be able to place, and you could even add a Warp Pipe or two to your island. We will break it down in more detail below:
Mario dresses in Animal Crossing
If you’ve ever wanted to dress your islanders in Mario characters, this is the perfect update for you: once you download the update, you’ll be able to buy a Mario dress, a Luigi dress, a Wario dress and / or a Princess Peach Dress from Nook Shopping. It looks like each of these dresses will consist of a few different parts: a hat, a suit, shoes, and a mustache accessory for everything except the peach.
Mario items in Animal Crossing
As for the items available in the Animal Crossing update, most players will recognize them in Mario games: you’ll be able to pick up coins, blocks, mushrooms, shells, fire flowers, stars, questionnaire blocks, Thwomps, Target Poles and even Warp Tubes. All of these will be available in Nook Shopping from March 1, but the Warp Pipes are perhaps the most exciting inclusion of all.
How to get to Mario Warp tube at the intersection of animals
Like all other Mario items, the Warp Pipe can be purchased at Nook Shopping inside or after Animal Crossing on March 1st. You will be able to buy two and place them anywhere convenient on your island. When you jump into the Warp Pipe in one place, you’ll step out of the other Warp Pipe after a few seconds – it’s basically a way of teleporting between two set points on your island, which could help a lot of players save time.
What other animal cruise events are coming up?
A recent post on Nintendo’s blog also confirmed that more Animal Crossing events are on the horizon: Hinamatsuri on March 3, Pi Day on March 14, and St. Patrick’s Day at 10 a.m. named Shamrock Day. March and March 17th. Between this and the Mario update, it’s clear that Animal Crossing hasn’t lost any shine in the year since its launch!
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