A popular video game will be celebrating Gloucestershire’s historical cheese rolling event in its absence this year.
The makers of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons have introduced a ‘new twist’ to their upcoming free update.
In the Animal Crossing video game series, players simulate real life experiences.
Players will be able to collect special items associated with the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake in a limited time event, between May 22 and May 31.
The historical event near Brockworth, which usually takes place on the second Bank Holiday Monday in May each year, was cancelled again this year for the second time due to the pandemic. A secret sunrise cheese roll took place in its stead last year.
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Other seasonal items will be associated with Japan’s Children’s Day (April 28 to May 5), Mother’s Day (May 1 to May 31), Father’s Day (June 1 to June 30) and more.
The items can be found on the Nook Shopping section during that time period.
There are also events players can explore on the island associated with May Day, International Museum Day and wedding season.
Bug Offs and Fishing Tourneys are coming back. In addition to the free update content, Flick will be returning to the plaza by Resident Services for the monthly Bug Off.