Before Animal Crossing: New Horizons was even released on the Nintendo Switch, fans spotted an eerie headstone in one of the game’s trailers. Many in the community at the time were hooked on this, which then led to theories about the death of a beloved character in the Nintendo series of social simulations.
At the time, many thought it was could Former Mayor of Tortimer retired in Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS. Well, fast forward to today and it turns out that Tortimer is still alive and well. Yeah that’s right guys, the old turtle is still kicking – here’s how social media reacted:
In the next free update, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, scheduled for November 5, players will be able to find Tortimer on Harvey’s Island in a new section of the plaza with other animals offering all sorts of services. Apparently, Tortimer will help players manage their storage.
If you want to know more about all of the returning characters in the game, be sure to check out our guide. How did you react to Tortimer’s appearance in the latest issue of Animal Crossing Direct? Leave a comment below.