Animal Crossing: New Horizons could be set to expand with the introduction of vegetable growing and diving.
The data suggests players may be able to grow and pick a range of vegetables including tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and pumpkins, as well as wheat and sugar cane. There’s even a reference to cooking.
UPDATE: Nintendo has confirmed new features coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including the addition of an art gallery.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: The following flora could also be introduced: azalea, hibiscus, holly, hydrangea, camellia, and osmanthus.
Diving may allow players to obtain a new set of fish and seaweed, while there’s a file for a ‘Seafood’ Critterpedia page containing 32 items not currently found in the game.
Unused shopping interfaces include ‘Gardening’, ‘Museum’, ‘RealEstate’ and ‘Gallery’.
It’s possible these features could be added to the game as part of a planned update arriving later event this month, although there’s no guarantee they’ll see the light of day.
New Horizons, which released in late March alongside a special edition version of the flagship Switch console and a new coral coloured Switch Lite, achieved record launch sales for a Switch game in both the UK and Japan.
VGC’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons review says the “comforting life sim is a tranquil haven at a time the world needs it most”.