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Animal Crossing's Mermaid Fence was Added in the January Update

Animal Crossing's mermaid fence is one of the newest additions to the New Horizon world.
Animal Crossing's mermaid fence is one of the newest additions to the New Horizon world. / Photo courtesy of Nintendo

Animal Crossing's mermaid fence is one of the newest additions to the New Horizon world. As part of Nintendo's free January update, several new features are available to find and trade for in this new download.

Included with this update are several festival and holiday items - certainly, one way to start off the new year. The new content is spread across all the different areas, so it might take a little patience to be able to collect or make them all. Some of them definitely require recipes so you might want to start hoarding or trading as much as you can.

So, the mermaid set. Something you might be interested in? If so, then you might want to head over to see Pascal with a spare scallop or two before you try and make the recipe (of which you will need five sand dollars, one pearl, and five coral).

Animal Crossing's Mermaid Fence: Part of a Bigger Set?

One of the new recipes now available in the January update is the mermaid fence. So why is this one so surprising? Perhaps because the mermaid set is one of the newest revamped DIY sets that have been introduced in New Horizons. Originally introduced in New Leaf as the mermaid series, the set became quite popular due to its rarity.

With the mermaid fence now available, could this mean that Nintendo intend to add more items from rare sets to future updates? Or simply a good faith gesture for the beginning of a new year? Either way, the January update is off to go a good start.