More villagers will be added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the huge Version 2.0 update. There are 16 new villagers you can expect in total. These include eight villagers that have appeared previously in the series, as well as eight completely new characters. This includes a new robot octopus and a small monkey!
Nintendo has already revealed the details of these new villagers, which we've outlined in this guide. Let's take a look at the new, vibrant villagers arriving at an island near you.
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New Villagers Release Date
The new Villagers outlined in this guide will be added into Animal Crossing New Horizons on November 5, 2021. This is when the huge Version 2.0 update launches, which will also introduce Brewster and Kapp'n to the game.
All 16 New Villagers Coming to New Horizons
As we mentioned, there are 16 new villagers to be added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These include eight brand-new characters, and eight familiar faces from the prior games, such as Nintendo DS predecessors, New Leaf and Wild World. Here's the full list:
- Sasha (New)
- Ione (New)
- Tiansheng (New)
- Shino (New)
- Marlo (New)
- Petri (New)
- Cephalobot (New)
- Quinn (New)
You can see the 16 new villagers in the screenshot above. The first two aren't new to Animal Crossing, but the rest in the image are listed in the order that they appear. Let's take a closer look at each new villager!
How to Get the New Villagers in Animal Crossing New Horizons
We don't have exact information on how these new villagers will appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Given that they are arriving as part of the new Series 5 Amiibo pack, you will be able to invite them using the Nook Stop at Resident Services with the Amiibo cards.
It's also likely that they will be added into the normal villager pool. This means that you'll likely run into them on islands and at your campsite. Additionally, if you have a vacant housing plot on your island, they may even randomly move in! We'll update this page with more details, so be sure to check back.
That's all we know about the 16 new villagers coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons on November 5 as a part of the Version 2.0 update. For more on the game, be sure to check out the new Fencing Recipes to be added too. Elsewhere, there's info on the maximum bridges and inclines limit being raised, as well as how to reset your island if you're starting over as a part of the new update.