Well the update seems decent. Wondering where the heck Redd was at. Glad they added this stuff back into game now that was there at start of New Leaf. It's almost like they are piece mealing us the game like Arms or Splatoon. Oh well least they aren't charging...
I think it's just to stop time travellers from spoiling everything within the first week or so and to keep people talking about the game for months. Unless you time travel (play the game wrong) this stuff shouldn't have a big affect on how you play the game compared with other AC's.