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Animal Crossing fans recreate Brooklyn Nine-Nine intro in New Horizons

Published: 23/May/2020 15:02

by Joe Craven

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A dedicated group of Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have shared their incredible recreation of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine theme song, using nothing but characters from Nintendo’s immensely popular title. 

While a number of video games have successfully translated over to TV or vice-versa, we’re not sure many people had 2020’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons down as one that could make the leap.

Some dedicated players, however, saw an opportunity to combine Animal Crossing with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the popular police sitcom. Despite a turbulent past involving a move from FOX to NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, and was recently renewed for an eighth season.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is immensely popular across the world.

Fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be very familiar with the show’s infamous theme tune, following an opening skit in every single episode. Did you ever imagine that it could be completely re-skinned with Animal Crossing characters though?

On May 22, Redditors ‘TheHooksters‘ shared their recreation of the show’s opening theme in New Horizons. The show is renamed as Crossing Six-Nine, and features a host of in-game characters as the stars of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Tank the rhino stars as the gentle giant played by Terry Crews, while Roald the adorable penguin is brilliantly cast as Charles Boyle, the effeminate, hard-working detective played by Joe Lo Truglio.

Remake of the Brooklyn Nine Nine Intro in Animal Crossing! [OC] from r/AnimalCrossing

To round off the excellent character choice, Al and Drake are cast as the hilariously inept Hitchcock and Scully, while Tom Nook plays the humorless, stern Captain Holt.

The post quickly garnered considerable attention on the game’s subreddit, sitting at over 11,000 upvotes at the time of writing. One fan joked that it should be made into a regular show called ‘Nooklyn 99’, recreating episodes as they go.

It is not the first time Animal Crossing fans have dedicated considerable time to recreating other media in-game. Studio Ghibli’s infamous ‘Spirited Away’ has already been recreated but, if they’re all going to be as awesome as this one, we’re more than here for it.

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Why Animal Crossing’s hairstyles are dividing the community

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:45

by Alice Hearing

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons players appear to be quite divided on one part of the new winter update, as it allowed for a more inclusive range of hairstyles.

On November 19, Nintendo enabled the game’s winter update. Excitement has revolved around new hip reactions that will let them sit on the ground, do workouts and yoga, like many have seen their villagers do on their islands.

The content refresh also includes six new hairstyles: afro, afro puffs, cornrows, buzz cut with faded sides, voluminous curls, and even a bald look. New additions have been a welcome change for people of color playing the game, who wanted to see themselves represented.

Previous versions of the game came under fire for a lack of representation. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, some players were forced to play around with the tan feature to give their characters their actual skin tone.

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Nintendo added six new hairstyles to the game in its Winter update

While New Horizons finally represents a far wider variety of skin tones, players felt that not enough had been done for representation and even created a petition in August asking for more inclusive hairstyles.

The campaign ended in victory, but the update has actually been dividing the community on Twitter. A debate has erupted as to whether it can be deemed cultural appropriation if white players use some of the new hairstyles.

It all began on the day after the update launched when user stardewleaf tweeted an image of a white in-game character with what they called “Space buns”. It has sparked a huge debate with many people taking offense that a white user was using a hairstyle added to represent people of color.

One user responded: “They’re not space buns, they’re afro puffs made for POC”, while another explained why people had taken offense, adding: “The reason people are p**sed off is because we don’t really have a lot of hair options that represent us in Animal Crossing, and you do. Then you specifically choose that one, despite what you others pick from.”

Another person defended the style, saying: “As a white person with curly hair, these could in fact be what a white girl’s bun looks like. They’re both afro puffs and buns, games are games.”

Several other people commented that they felt the debate as a whole was ridiculous and trivial: “No one who gets mad at another person enjoying a hairstyle in a video game is worth listening to.”

The original tweet now has more than 5,000 responses and the number still continues to grow.

In general terms, the decision to have additional hairstyles and more representation incorporated into the Animal Crossing world has been a popular move.