Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Bunny Day hops back from the grave

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A little less than a year ago, Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced us to one of its first timed events. Yes, that’s how long it’s been. It happened after I went in quarantine and I still haven’t been to a restaurant or a public place outside of a grocery store since. But Animal Crossing dropped its “Bunny Day” event on us and it landed about as well as it would had they just dropped an actual egg on us.

If you were late to the party, Bunny Day was nothing short of a mess. In Animal Crossing‘s Easter-like, Spring-themed event, you’ll find yourself digging in the dirt, shaking trees, popping balloons and even fishing for eggs. These eggs are requested by the host of Bunny Days and nightmares, Zipper T. Bunny.

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The front of him is equally horrifying, but I want you to focus on the zipper. Zipper T. Bunny is something in a bunny costume who… does not want to be there. Everything about this NPC is just awful. He acts jolly and dances all the time when he sees you but if you walk away far enough south, keeping him in-camera, you’ll see that when you get really far away he slumps down and pants like he’s exhausted and hot and done. If you find a way to approach him from the zipper side, he will scold you as well. Speculation is that it’s Isabelle or Tortimer in the suit, but personally, I think it’s just souls.

In Warhammer 40K, there are these things called Rubric Marines. Rubric Marines, long story short, are cursed power armors that have had their host die inside them and have become autonomous. I think that’s Zipper T. Bunny. He doesn’t want you to touch that zipper because he’s trying to save you from the horror of some New Horizon-absent character like Dr. Shrunk’s mummified remains collapsing to the ground like a spilled bag of jerky.

But let’s talk about the eggs too.

Those eggs you collect are a whole other bag of worms, especially if you’re still new to the game and trying to fish and collect fossils or honestly trying to do anything in the game. Unless they fix the event, the eggs become the most invasive form of growth in the game. Last year, in my article titled “Oops, All Eggs” I lamented about the fact that a fishing tournament that happened at the same time was completely botched by the fact that more than half of the fish you’d catch were just eggs. Not really sure how a fishing hook snags an egg, but Animal Crossing wouldn’t be what it is without a bulk economy bag of mystery attached to its every aspect.

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You can use them to craft everything from egg chairs to egg tables to egg lights and everything else you can use to appease Saturn in his quest to remind you to celebrate fertility. Personally, I made a bunch of the items because I have an obsessive completionist need, and it turned part of my island into a pastel nightmare.

So for several days, prepare to have your town completely egged, on 4/4. Not only that, but according to the Twitter account of Animal Crossing’s Isabelle, from 3/28 to 4/4 you can also visit Nook’s Cranny to find exclusive Bunny Day items and, from the sound of it, it might be some new ones as well.

Anyways, I just wanted to give you a warning for when that nightmare beast shows up. Just remember, when approaching Zipper…walk on eggshells.