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    Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than by bringing back swimming to Animal Crossing? The latest update for New Horizons has revealed that the swimming feature, first introduced in New Leaf, will be coming soon in a new free update. The free patch will be available to download on July 3rd, adding in catchable sea creatures, diving, scallops that you can trade to Pascal for DIY furniture recipes for a new Mermaid set, a pirated-themed Gulliver who will offer you new rewards for helping him out, and more. An additional update is also planned for August, with more free content planned.
     
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  3. JuanMena

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    Wasn't this already on the 3DS version?

    EDIT: Oh, I see... this time is actually helpful.
     
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    I might start playing it more often now. I really enjoyed diving in New Leaf and I've barely played NH other than on my birthday.
     
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    The new strategy of scummy game devs

    1. Release unfinished game
    2. Release rest of the game under gise of "free DLC"
     
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    What's the issue with free DLC?
     
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    Finally releasing content the game should've had at launch!
     
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    The update looks cool, but yeah ... so true.
     
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    I just want dream towns. These updates are dumb, release a finished product, Nintendo.
     
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    you mean you couldn't swim before already? nintendo are getting as bad as EA and the sims drip adding features that should have been in the first place :lol:
     
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    They'll definitely regret adding the pose from the thumbnail....
     
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    It’s about time! I am happy to see that they are actually adding new features to this game and I hope they continue doing that
     
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    I wish this was in the initial release, got bored of NH after 2 months, but got bored of NL after 2 years...

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    releasing content monthly = more news about the game

    it's not bad, just a strategy to sell more copies
     
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    Oh. I wasn't aware that swimming wasn't in the game. At least now I know it'll be there when I buy the game at some point after getting a Switch.

    I agree that it's lame (anyone remember Warcraft 3 not having boats?), but calling the practice new is debatable. I feel it was the practice ever since DLC got coined in x360/ps3 era.
     
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    Old strategy of scummy game devs:

    1. Release unfinished game
    2. That's it. There was no second step.

    "Unfinished" is relative. You assume that the alternative to this was them releasing everything from the DLC on launch. That's one possibility, but another possibility would've been them releasing as they did and then never adding anything.
     
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    Are you suggesting we should've waited extra months just so they could put minor features like this in?
     
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    Mind you, the DLC-bandwagon is what Nintendo has recently hopped onto. They started doing DLC-related things back on the 3DS, but it was never as "bad" as the Switch games. Take BOTW, Pokemon Sword/Shield. All of those are packed with extra shit you can buy.

    Now, don't get me wrong I am very happy to see Nintendo adding more things to already good games. But... CURSE NINTENDO FOR MAKING ME PAY TO PLAY THEIR GAMES.

    But really, DLC is usually a planned thing. Sooo....
     
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    BotW has one DLC you can buy...
    "packed with extra shit you can buy".

    One thing... "packed"

    Hmmm... packed like a can of one sardine (singular)... hmmm... new saying so we rewrite the meaning of packed.
     
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    I know this isn't entirely related to the topic, but why does there seem to be such animosity towards Nintendo here? Every time there's a Nintendo-related news thread, there seems to be constant Nintendo bashing. Could just be observational bias, but it feels odd.

    More on topic, I kinda hope the Scallops aren't as rare as they were in New Leaf, since it was such a pain in the ass to find more than one a day, and I always wanted the stuff from Pascal so I kept giving away the scallop
     
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    Always fun seeing people get mad over free DLC.
    You folks do you, but if I was given the option between a delay and free seasonal DLCs I'd pick the latter every time.
     
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