Monday, January 17th, 2022

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: All Returned Special Characters

Well, that was Animal Crossing Direct. Here at NLHQ, I’m desperately trying to type in the 10 billion things that were just announced in the 20-minute showcase, but I’m already about to drop my finger.

But for now, let’s take a look at Animal Crossing: all the new, returned, improved special characters in New Horizons, and some of the ones you probably won’t see …

New and carriage return characters

New and improved Herb Island shopping upgrades, Kappei Island, Roost, and Happy Home Paradise DLC bring many characters back to the world of Animal Crossing. Let’s see who has been confirmed so far.


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Oh, we already knew this, but I’m glad to see him at last meat down. Who is the cute bird?


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We can’t say we were expecting this, but walrus Wendell (or … manatees?) Is back and he’s cuter than ever. He seems to have lost his walrus fangs, which makes him look round and soft like a large sea marshmallow. He seems to have something to do with Happy Home Paradise DLC.

Look at his little gut.


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Happy Home Paradise DLC also includes Lyle’s niece Lotti. Lotti ran the store at Happy Home Designer, New Leaf’s Happy Home Academy, and was a generally creepy (but useful) insurance agency in Wildworld. But he doesn’t seem to be here — perhaps like Joan, he retired to keep it going for a new generation. But Lotti is nice. I can’t see Lyle gone.

Also … who is that monkey? He’s everywhere in the Happy Home Paradise footage … but we’ve never met him. New friend ??


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Kappei wins as a ferryman and takes the player to a new uninhabited island. The island has different times, weather and seasons. This means it’s much easier to catch bugs and fish when you’re back home and not in the right place!

Kappei also has a trunk full of sea shanti for singing. This includes a surprising number of wife-related stories, if New Reef passes by, and he once evaded taxes.


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Joan and Lyle aren’t found anywhere, but fellow old man Tortimer is still kicking in. The former mayor and current turtle can be visited at Harv’s Island, where he appears to be in control of storage. Perhaps to give you access to storage while shopping?


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The stylish and stylish Poodle Harriet is back as part of Herbs Island’s new shopping experience. She also brought in some new hairstyles. There are 11 new styles to try, but it’s not clear how many are from Harriet and how many are from the new Nook Point rewards.


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Listen, if Lloid counts as a character, so do all these singing and dancing little guys. Sure, they are some statues, some decorations, some spooky votive offerings, and some … plants (must be planted, watered, and grown), but I We love them and are happy to see them back. In addition, it’s now customizable, with a pretty gorgeous new design!


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Fortune-telling, the occasional screaming leopard is back and ready to convey various nonsense about your future. In the past, her destiny has had a small impact on gameplay — they can make villagers like you, or less like you. They can lead players to get more bells and rare items. But if Katrina gives you misery, you will be unlucky for a while and you will fall a lot.

Upgrade to existing special characters

Some of the special characters that we’ve been using for some time in New Horizons are also getting new features as part of this update.

Handsome Mustachioed Lloid?


who is he? I’ve seen Lloids all over the town — he’s raising money for various projects — but the Harv’s Island version seems to be chasing Harv’s hippie footprints with a pretty terrible mustache. .. Lloid, we like this new look.



Redd currently has a permanent art shop on Harv’s Island. This means that you no longer have to wait for the rare visit of his creepy little boat. Yay!



To be honest, Sahara’s visit seems to be the most frequent of all special characters, especially if she has a friend who warns when she’s on the island, but she has a store on Herb Island. It’s great to see you ready.



We love Leif’s little cart, which he sometimes brings to the square, but missed his store from New Leaf. Fortunately, Harv also has room for him, so we can buy plants more often!

Reese & Cyrus


The couple have already participated in the game as hosts for Wedding Seasons, but now they’re back in the old fashion, helping to create and customize furniture. “But I can already do that,” you shout — well, the furniture they can customize is different and can only be customized with them. with some reason. Both can be found on Harv’s Island!



After Able Sisters CRUELLY buys the only clothing store in town, kicks sometimes appear in the square, selling shoes, socks and bags, but now you have a chance to kick at Harv’s Island.

Who is still missing?

Some people have favorites that aren’t in the game yet, but we won’t blame you … but unless Nintendo has some surprises on their sleeves, we’ll probably have these stuff Never see. Maybe they will visit The Roost …



Isabelle’s younger brother had been associated with Happy Home Academy in the past, but did not see him at Happy Home Paradise. Perhaps the puppy has fallen?

Perry, Philis, Pete

Three postal pelicans haven’t been seen since New Reef … and they haven’t even been seen Mentioned In New Horizons. So who was the email? !! ?? !!


Not everyone misses a slightly nervous faceless cat. The cat will ask you to draw a face … well … she’s not here anymore.

Booker and copper

Do you really need a cops on the island of paradise? No. But they were able to perform lost and found at least as before …


Whether you like angry moles or not, you can look at his face again or visit him in his little underground hole.


Gracie has been almost completely replaced by the label, so you won’t see her lovely long neck right away.

Kappei’s family (Leilani, Leila, Gram)

Because we have Kappei … maybe we can meet his wife, daughter, and mom? These three kappa ran gift shops on Tortima Island and New Reef, so they could come back … or make all the money they spent on Tortima Island and stay home. I was able to do it.

I have a lot of new animal friends coming to Nintendo Switch on November 5th. Of course, some are only available on paid DLC, but let us know in the comments below what you think about the new additions and if you really missed any unconfirmed ones!