The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct is coming Friday, and with it, we’ll discover out what’s coming to the game in a long-overdue content material replace. Although Nintendo has teased Brewster the barista already, the scale of this replace has followers hoping that much more characters can be becoming a member of the game.

Who could that be? Some fan favorites, like Kapp’n the turtle and Dr. Shrunk, the axolotl-turned-psychologist, have but to make an look on the island settlements. So Polygon drew up an inventory of main characters from earlier Animal Crossing video games that haven’t been introduced but, and analyzed the chance that they’ll present up in a future replace.

This isn’t a complete record of Animal Crossing characters who’ve but to seem within the newest game. As it seems, Tom Nook and his accompanying enterprises have cleared out a whole native financial system of hardworking artisans and postal employees, so fairly just a few figures of word haven’t made it into New Horizons and probably received’t. As such, this record highlights those that have performed main roles in earlier video games however haven’t been seen but.


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Let’s begin with the apparent: Brewster the pigeon. He’s virtually a lock for Friday’s Direct, as Nintendo shared a blurred picture of what seems to be to be his espresso store within the Nintendo Direct on the finish of September. And whereas he stays unconfirmed, it’s very probably he’ll make an look on Friday.

Police canine Booker and Copper

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These cops might look cute, however don’t let your guard down. The aptly named Booker and Copper are two canine who policed the city within the video games by way of 2013’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The odds of both of them making an look in Animal Crossing: New Horizons appear low, nonetheless. This is a peaceable island. There’s no want for cops, and there’s no jail, even. There’s simply no use for the 2 anymore.


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I certain have missed this manner this bald-headed sweetie croons. In earlier video games, Kapp’n the turtle has performed a wide range of roles, comparable to taxi driver and boat captain. Regardless of his particular job, he acquired you the place you wanted to go, and he sang sweet songs whereas transporting the villager. He’s a terrific man and he deserves to be put again into the game. For now, although, it looks like the possibility of seeing him in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is low — we’ve got planes now, and he doesn’t pilot them. However, possibly if all of the followers the world over joined collectively in a phenomenal track, Nintendo would hear us and discover him some work in order that Kapp’n, and his complete household, could return.

Katrina the fortune teller

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It’s a pity we haven’t gotten Katrina already. The fortune teller would work completely on the island, since she already has a tent. Maybe she ought to be up to date — I might like to see her character focus extra on horoscopes, since there’s such an emphasis on birthdays all through the game. But she could no less than go to the island on particular days. I’d say there’s an honest shot we could see her sooner or later, since she’d be fairly straightforward so as to add and would enrich the world of the game.

Pelly, Pete, and Phyllis from the publish workplace

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Again, very low probability that we are going to ever see Pelly, Pete, or Phyllis in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There’s simply no motive for the publish workplace anymore. We have our telephones, the balloons, and the planes. Although sending letters continues to be an enormous a part of Animal Crossing, the system has moved past a centralized postal service. That’s a bummer, as a result of they did extra than simply ship mail — their love triangle additionally offered the island a good deal of drama.

Dr. Shrunk, the comic and psychologist extraordinaire

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Dr. Shrunk is the ugliest axolotl I’ve ever seen, however that doesn’t imply he can’t make for therapist (and comic). In earlier video games, he taught the villager emotes. We not want him, since villagers now educate gamers methods to use them. However, it’s nonetheless attainable he’ll pop over for a go to and share one thing new with us. That is, if he’s not changed by a youthful, cuter descendant, as we’ve seen with different axolotls.

Harriet the salon artist

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A real imaginative and prescient of magnificence and style, Harriet the poodle is the proprietor and operator of the salon in every game since Animal Crossing: Wild World. In New Leaf, her institution let gamers alter their hairdo utilizing a sliding-scale questionnaire. In New Horizons, although, you’ll be able to simply go to an arrogance mirror and alter your villager’s search for your self. Alas, I’d say which means we in all probability received’t get her in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Don Resetti & Mr. Resetti

resettle an animal crossing mole looking very angry while holding a pic ax

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No publish workplace? No salon? It looks like there’s a little bit of a labor disaster in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you’ll be able to’t make your self helpful to the brand new island financial system, it’s off to the chopping block for you. Resetti, the eternally perturbed mole, took on a brand new job as a rescuer in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Before that, he lectured gamers for resetting their consoles (which was actually about abusing their save information) in older video games. But though New Horizons hints at Resetti’s job, we’ve but to see both him, or his brother Don Resetti, for that matter. Given his reputation, and the truth that Nintendo EPD already gave him a brand new job, there’s an honest probability we’ll see extra of him — or no less than somebody from his household.

Farley the gnome

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This is a little bit of a deep lower, however I needed to focus on one in all Animal Crossing’s weirdest characters, Farley. He is a gnome, and a uncommon exception to the game’s all-animal world (apart from the villager, after all). The magical character appeared within the first Animal Crossing, and gave the participant a golden ax as a reward for an ideal city. But there may be near zero probability of getting him once more, since we already improve our objects with out him. Moreover, he hasn’t made an look in a North American launch since Animal Crossing. He’s nonetheless a enjoyable, if forgotten, a part of Animal Crossing historical past.

Porter the monkey

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With no trains on the island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we stated goodbye to Porter, whose railroad uniform resembles that of a toy soldier. The monkey isn’t notably wanted, nor all that fashionable, so there’s a low probability that he’ll make a return.

Digby, Isabelle’s brother

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Digby is the much less fashionable, however no much less cute, twin brother of Isabelle. Living as much as her repute is not any small job, although. In earlier video games, Digby labored on the Happy Home Showcase, which allowed gamers to go to different houses by way of the Nintendo DS’ StreetPass characteristic. Yet once more, no StreetPass on the Nintendo Switch means his job is redundant. Unless Isabelle pulls some strings and creates a brand new job for him, there’s a fairly low probability of his return.

All the dad and mom of the newer, cuter animals

This shout-out is for all those that aged out of the Animal Crossing franchise and had been changed by youthful, cuter counterparts. Having a literal substitute implies that you probably is not going to be introduced into the brand new game. This consists of Chip (CJ’s dad); the aged however smart Joan the boar (Daisy Mae’s grandma); and Nat, the outdated bug catcher.