Animal Crossing: New Horizons' NookLink App Has Gotten A Handy Update

NookLink now has a Catalog function that lets you look up all the items you've obtained in New Horizons.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' big winter update arrived a couple of weeks ago, and now the game's companion NookLink app has gotten an update of its own. Nintendo has added a handy new Catalog function to the mobile service, letting you more easily track all the items you've obtained in the Switch life sim.

Through the newly added Catalog function, players can quickly look up furniture, clothing, and other items that they've acquired in New Horizons. The Catalog displays information about the items, including which color/design variants players have obtained, how much the item costs to purchase from Nook's Cranny, and whether or not it can be customized. There is also a section that displays your 20 most recently acquired items in the game.

NookLink is part of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. In addition to allowing voice chat for compatible games, the app offers game-specific services for a couple of other first-party titles. Splatoon 2 players can use the SplatNet 2 feature to track their stats, see map rotations, and order in-game items, while the Smash World service for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lets players view and share screenshots and videos.

One of the new features that arrived in New Horizons' winter update is the game's Christmas event, Toy Day, which falls on December 24. Until then, Nook's Cranny is selling festive toys in the seasonal corner of the shop. Two new limited-time seasonal items are also available to order from the Nook Shopping catalog this month: the Aurora wall and the Midwinter sweater.

Another big content update is coming to New Horizons in late January. Nintendo hasn't detailed what that patch will contain, but the announcement was accompanied by a picture of Pave, who organizes the series' Festivale event. A line of Super Mario furniture is also coming to the game in March 2021 in celebration of the Super Mario series' 35th anniversary.

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