Animal Crossing Direct October 2021: How To Watch, Start Time, And More

The presentation will focus exclusively on Nintendo's massively successful Switch game.

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Today, October 15, an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct presentation is giving us information on the game's slate of upcoming content, and will most likely include some details on seasonal events. This includes some more information on the return of a classic building we've seen in other installments, and we expect some other surprises, too. The presentation will be about half as long as the recent full Nintendo Direct event, which teased this presentation, and you can watch it all as it airs from a few different sources. Here's how to watch the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct stream. [Update: The stream is over, and it delivered much more than we were expecting. You can read our story about the last major Animal Crossing: New Horizons update for all the details, and then check out more on what to expect from the new Happy Home Paradise DLC expansion.]

How to watch Animal Crossing Direct

You'll be able to watch the Animal Crossing Direct on Nintendo's official social media platforms, including YouTube and Twitch. A video page for the YouTube version is already published, and it will begin on October 15 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. Yes, if you are on the west coast, you will need to get up pretty early.

Of course, if you miss the stream, it will be archived soon after airing and you'll be able to watch the recorded version on the same YouTube channel. We know The Roost coffee shop will be returning after making appearances in other Animal Crossing games, and it will be located as an expansion of the Museum. We'll likely hear news on seasonal events, as well, with the holidays quickly approaching.

Due in part to the pandemic keeping people at home, Animal Crossing: New Horizons became one of the Nintendo Switch's most successful games ever. In fact, only Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold more units, and it released on the system about three years earlier. Should New Horizons overtake it, it will be the first game other than Mario Kart to lead a Nintendo system in sales--pack-in game Wii Sports not included--since the DS game New Super Mario Bros.

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