Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Three ways to improve Bunny Day

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In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bunny Day is supposed to be a fun event to celebrate Easter. It’s quite the opposite of fun right now, though, and here’s how it can improve.

I’m going to go into this reminding people who, like the rest of the world right now — from my friends, to my family, to even celebrities like Brie Larson, Lil Nas X and Chrissy Teigen — I am obsessed with the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. But, also like Chrissy Teigen (and yes, it’s fun to say I have things in common with her), I absolutely hate the Bunny Day event going on.

To quote her in the Tweet below: “I am gonna axe this guy and throw him in the river, weighing him down with his own eggs.” Same.

I get it Nintendo. New Horizons is the biggest jump in quality of any Animal Crossing game. You took a game and fully expanded customization and party features and all that, and I get it. I do. You also released it right at the beginning of the quarantine period for the majority of the country so you’re dealing with more people than you probably expected the game to handle out the gate. So when I talk about this, know that I do it with love.

Let’s talk about Bunny Day. Old school Animal Crossing players, like myself, know Bunny Day very well. A bunny, way too close to looking like the bunny from Silent Hill for my comfort, moves into town and introduces itself as Zipper. Zipper then tells you that there are eggs everywhere and if you find them you can do cool things with them. At the end of the day, Zipper leaves and life goes on.

This is not the case anymore. Zipper rolled in with an update. And it showed up way earlier than normal. Bunny Day has always been on the 12th but now it starts on the 1st and ends on the 12th. This is where my problems roll in.

I never liked Bunny Day. My family has never been about Easter. I’m not big into pastel and I love eggs primarily as a food source, so this time of year is just backwards to me. But Animal Crossing: New Horizon adds a ton of problems to an event I could usually wait out. Let’s go into it.