Animal Crossing: New Horzons’ winter update is adding in notable requested features, and the more inclusive hair options have made players elated.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ winter update is bringing new inclusive hairstyles, and fans are celebrating this meaningful addition to the game. Animal Crossing is a series that’s known to welcome all from the distractions of the real world, and this new addition shows Nintendo’s commitment to make the game even more welcoming.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has previously brought inclusivity by renaming genders to styles and having all hairstyles and clothing be available for both styles, which was a welcome change for non-binary players and anyone who found the previous gender options too restrictive. The recent addition of six new hairstyles, which were largely meant to better represent players of color, is another contribution to this inclusivity, and though fans also celebrated the ability to finally sit down with their villagers, this is also something the community has found worth celebrating.
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Reddit user KhanidaSimone posted their feelings on the new hair options, commenting on how these hair options make them feel emotional. It is true that up until Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the series has never focused on being culturally inclusive. But times have changed, and Animal Crossing is learning to adjust. Though these additions didn’t necessarily need to be added, it has made users like KhanidaSimone “feel good to feel seen.”
The winter update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons is also adding in some much needed quality of life changes. Soon, players will finally be able to transfer their islands over to other Switch consoles, along with the ability to upgrade home storage even further, provided that they’re debt free, according to Nintendo. The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays will also be featured in the new update, providing some much needed holiday magic in the midst of what has been a draining year for everyone.
There’s a lot to appreciate from this new update to New Horizons. The gameplay additions like being able to sit and upgrade storage are great, but these new hairstyles go on a deeper level. Animal Crossing will always be welcome to all, and having these hairstyles be included is like extending a hand to many communities, to show that they are being seen and noticed. Though they may seem like small additions to some players, it’s features like this that make Animal Crossing: New Horizons mean so much to people.
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