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Animal Crossing’s free March update brings the dreaded Bunny Day back

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a new free update this week that brings several features to the game. The much-maligned Bunny Day event will return to the game as part of the content drop.

Players can download the free update on Thursday, March 18. That paves the way for the game’s Easter event, which takes place on April 4. Bunny Day was New Horizons‘ first big event after it launched last year and it spawned a rush of memes from angry fans who detested its lead mascot, Zipper.

Bunny Day is back this year on 4/4! Collect a variety of eggs and craft DIY Bunny Day themed items. You can also visit Nook’s Cranny from 3/28 to 4/4 to grab one item from the Bunny Day series each day. The newly added items are exclusive to Nook’s Cranny.

— Isabelle (@animalcrossing) March 16, 2021

This year’s event will play out similarly to last year with players finding eggs and crafting items. In addition to that, Nook’s Cranny will have a collection of new items, which will be on sale from March 28 to April 4.

The update adds a new Custom Design Pro Editor+ to the game. This tool adds 50 more slots for custom and pro designs and can be purchased through the Nook ATM. Players will be able to customize umbrellas, flags, photo stands, and more with the update. Players can also grab a Custom Design Portal, which brings a feature from the Able Sisters shop to their Nook Phone.

Other additions include new seasonal items, a birthday cake for the game’s first anniversary, and a new set of Sanrio-themed items. Players will have to buy the Sanrio Collection card pack to unlock the latter in the game.

Nintendo is also releasing a limited-time screenshot sharing tool called Island Tour Creator. Starting March 23, players will be able to upload photos and videos from the game to a website and create posters for their island. The service will be available through the end of the year.

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