Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming Animal Crossing Direct will take place on October 15.
The stream, which will start at 10am ET / 3pm BST and last roughly 20 minutes, will show the new content set to be added to the game in a big update planned for November.
The new content was initially announced during a Nintendo Direct in September, which said an update was coming in November, alongside an image of fan-requested character Brewster. The image also showed what appears to be a new version of his coffee shop, the Roost, in the background.
The Roost coffee shop appears in several previous Animal Crossing instalments. The shop is typically run by Brewster, who will sell players coffee and eventually allow them to work in the shop to earn special rewards.
In previous Animal Crossing games, the Roost has sometimes been situated on a separate floor of the Museum.
According to a recent datamine, New Horizon’s 1.11 patch added camera parameters with the reference ‘IdrMuseumCafe‘. This followed additions in the previous Version 1.10 update where new camera settings for ‘IdrMuseumCafe‘ were found, in addition to a reference to a third type of Museum entrance known as ‘IdrMuseumEnt03‘.
Version 1.11’s code also reportedly contains a ‘cNpcMemory:TalkProgressMuseumBuiltCafe‘ flag, which seemingly further indicates preparation for the arrival of the Museum expansion in a future update.
“More free content for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is currently in development for later this year,” it said. “More information will be shared in the future, so please stay tuned. Thank you for you support and patience.”