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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Title Screen

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Developers: Nintendo EPD, Monolith Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: March 20, 2020

AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game in which you rapidly deprive an island of its natural resources in order to craft tools that never stop breaking.


Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info

Revisional Differences
LOTS of updates.

Unused Rooms


Unused room IDs exist for additional rooms for the Museum. Haniwa is the Japanese name for Gyroids. Gyroids, the museum, and the café don't currently make any appearance in this title. Do note that any of these features do have the potential to be added in the future.

(Source: OatmealDome)

Artwork and the art gallery were added in update 1.2, but the art gallery consists of only one room, not two like the IDs suggest.

Unseen Content

Room Skyboxes

These are normally unseen in-game. Every room has a white skybox around the modeled area.

The Skybox around the small yellow tent you use when you first start the game. Inside is the room model
The same model with the skybox removed.

Unseen Model


While in the island overworld, the model for the Dodo Airlines building contains an unseen low poly mesh for a desk on the inside. It is impossible to see this through normal gameplay.

(Source: Shesez)

Unused Text

Hey, are you the one visiting 
from [Town name]? 
You're [Player], yeah?

I knew it! When I first saw you, 
I said, 'I...don't know that person.'

I thought maybe you were maybe a spy or 
something... But what would you be 
spying on? I didn't know! 

THEN I remembered hearing we have 
a visitor who is definitely NOT a spy! 

Anyway, I'm Wilbur! Welcome to [Town name]! Enjoy your non-spying stay!

Wilbur is always stored out of bounds in the Airport behind Orville. However, he cannot be interacted with, and can only be seen in the short cutscene when you go to someone else's island. Unusually, talking to the out-of-bounds Wilbur while on someone else's island brings up the above text. This dialogue is normally used as one of a few greetings lazy villagers will give to players who are visiting another island as a guest. Wilbur does not have any other dialogue for being talked to in this map in other scenarios, prompting an empty speech bubble in those cases.

(Source: Shesez)
(Source: GoogleBen)

Unused Sounds

Dummy Sounds


This is a .bfsar Dummy sound file with an unknown use.

Unused Textures

Dummy Textures

All the Dummy textures. (Textures originally .dds files)

These are .Nin_NX_NVN model files containing only .dds texture files. They have an unknown use but they seem to be placeholders.

K.K. Slider's Guitar


While not unused, it is impossible to see the stickers on the back of K.K.'s guitar without requesting a song to be played. The texture reveals that they are "passes" with drawings of Brewster and Dr. Shrunk on each. These are references to past locations where K.K. has performed: The Roost (run by Brewster) in City Folk & Wild World, and Club LOL (run by Dr. Shrunk) in New Leaf.

(Source: Shesez, Ehm)

Unused Animations

Dummy Animations

CharactorAnimation10100\Animations\Skeletal Animations\Dummy

This is an unused dummy animation file. This file seems to be a placeholder.

Unused Reactions

Throughout New Horizons, the player can obtain Reactions, which are small animations used to display certain emotions (like in previous games); however, some of these animations aren't actually being used. The majority of these unused reactions are exclusively used only by NPCs and villagers and sometimes the player in certain conversations between two villagers or in other situations, but some are just animations that have no use whatsoever. Oddly enough, the Shrunk Funk Shuffle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf is also here, despite Dr. Shrunk not currently appearing in this game...