Longtime fans of Animal Crossing have watched the franchise grow over the years, from the original GameCube title featuring triangle hats and simple graphics to the most recent (and easily most popular) Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Each game has offered players new and innovative ways to design and build their little village, integrating many favorite characters into more prominent roles as the series has progressed.
But despite all of the improvements made to the title, 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.
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. Players could use the coffee shop to store thier gyroids, which unfortunately is a missing feature from New Horizons.
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?
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Many previous fan-favorites have been incorporated into New Horizons, like Rover’s special appearance during the May Day event. But Brewster has been noticably 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… Brinkwire short summary.