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New Villagers Coming to Animal Crossing New Horizons: Full List

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New villagers will be joining Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of November's 2.0 update.

Island life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is about to get even more bustling. During the game's dedicated Direct stream last Friday, Nintendo announced a huge amount of additions coming to the game in the next free update. The (rather extensive) list of features coming to the game was welcome news to thousands of fans, and one addition has certainly got everyone talking - new villagers.

The Animal Crossing series boasts a wonderful variety of villagers that can join the player in their virtual life. A few new villagers were added at launch for Animal Crossing New Horizons, including the peppy Audie and the fan-favourite Raymond. Now 16 more villagers will be added as part of the version 2.0 update. Eight of these are completely brand new, whilst the other eight are returning villagers from either Animal Crossing on Nintendo GameCube, or the original Japanese-only Dōbutsu no Mori e+. These eight are haven't been seen since their original introductions.

Below, we've listed every new villager coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the free 2.0 update.

New Villagers Coming to Animal Crossing New Horizons: Full List

So far, all we know about these new villagers are their name, appearance, and amiibo card numbers. Their personalities haven't been revealed yet, and it's unclear if the returning villagers will keep their original personalities.

All 16 new villager additions coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Niko and Wardell will be NPCs in the upcoming paid DLC.
All 16 new villager additions coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Niko and Wardell will be NPCs in the upcoming paid DLC. / Image courtesy of Nintendo

Eight Brand New Villagers

  • 433 Sasha - rabbit
  • 434 Ione - squirrel
  • 435 Tiansheng - monkey
  • 436 Shino - deer
  • 437 Marlo - hamster
  • 438 Petri - mouse
  • 439 Cephalobot - octopus
  • 440 Quinn - eagle

Eight Returning Villagers

  • 441 Chabwick - penguin, originally Lazy villager
  • 442 Zoe - anteater, originally Normal villager
  • 443 Ace - bird, originally Lazy villager
  • 444 Rio - ostrich, originally Peppy villager
  • 445 Frett - dog, originally Cranky
  • 446 Azalea - rhino, originally Snooty villager
  • 447 Roswell - alligator, originally Lazy villager
  • 448 Faith - koala, originally Normal villager

So there you have it. All new villagers coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the free 2.0 update, launching Nov. 5, 2021. A paid DLC will also be launching on the same day, titled Happy Home Paradise.