Longtime fans of Animal Crossing have watched the franchise grow over the years and things are definitely different than they used to be. The original GameCube title had triangle hats and simple graphics. But now the most recent (and easily most popular) game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, breathes new life into the series.
Each game has offered players new and innovative ways to design and build their village and integrate favorite characters into more prominent roles as the series has progressed. But despite all this, many players can't seem to get past one noticeably absent character: Brewster.
Everyone's favorite coffee-loving pigeon has yet to be added to the most recent Animal Crossing, despite repeated requests from players.
Will Brewster be coming to New Horizons any time in the future? Here's what we know about the winged barista.
Fans want Brewster to be added to 'New Horizons.'
Brewster's history in Animal Crossing titles dates back to Wild World. In previous installments of the game, players could visit Brewster at his coffee shop, The Roost, where they could chat with the pigeon and interact with other special visitors.
Players could buy one cup of coffee a day at The Roost for 200 bells a piece. In some editions, like City Folk, the coffee shop also served as a storage facility, but Brewster would only offer storage to players who bought a cup of coffee and drank it while it was hot, for seven days straight.
The Roost was often located in the museum, offering a fun hangout spot whenever players stopped by to make their donations to Blathers.
Every new update for New Horizons that Nintendo announces has been met with the replies of disgruntled fans asking about their favorite in-game pigeon. It's been one of the most highly requested additions to the game since its launch — but have players' prayers finally been answered?
Will Brewster be in 'New Horizons'? He will be joining the title in November 2021.
Many fan-favorite characters have been incorporated into New Horizons, like Rover, who made a special appearance during the May Day event. But Brewster has been noticeably absent.
After more than a year of players asking for The Roost to reopen its doors in their island's museum, the developers of Animal Crossing have confirmed that Brewster will finally be moving in during the September 2021 Nintendo Direct. The clip was brief, but it clearly showed The Roost next to the art gallery in everyone's museum.
Players noticed long ago that there seemed to be some code in the game that hinted at Brewster's future return to the title.
One Twitter user shared a clip from their island, where one of the villagers said, "I'm still wide awake! I guess Brewster was right, 17 cups of coffee is 3 too many."
We know the update that adds The Roost will be added in a free update on Nov. 5, 2021, so Brewster will be joining your island very soon.