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Animal Crossing ‘Museum Gift Shop’ is perfect for extra fossils

Published: 1/May/2020 2:36

by Alan Bernal


Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have probably run into the same fossils a few times over, making a ‘Museum Gift Shop’ that takes care of the extra bones all the more welcome.

The idea would be a streamlined way of converting fossils that can’t be donated to Blathers into miniature sets of themselves – an idea akin to the red lizard named Flick who already performs that task but with insects instead.

But since Blathers doesn’t provide that service in his museum, user ‘Kyriearashi’ created another shop with a brand new villager to pick up the slack and finally give players a way to use all of those extra fossils.

A Museum Gift Shop would let people unload their extra fossils.

They started by introducing Bubs, a white owl who has an affinity for Celeste and the curator for the Museum Gift Shop.

Where Blathers doesn’t give people a way to dump their fossils, Bubs would welcome them with open arms since he can convert them into miniature models of the larger picture.

The Animal Crossing community was instantly taken by the character as well as all of the possibilities that this could have for decorating and getting new items.

I made a really quick concept for a Museum Gift Shop, including a new character who uses your extra fossils. from AnimalCrossing

“This is such a cute concept! I love the character (and his little crush on Celeste),” user ‘InfiniteDandelions’ said. “It’d be a cool way to use spare fossils, and I’d totally buy that Starry Night umbrella.”

Along with the concept, Bubs and his shop would also sell museum-themed clothing, equipment and furniture. From the rough concept that Kyriearashi created, there were already designs that sparked other players’ interests.

But it wouldn’t be an Animal Crossing addition without adorable extras that the developers sneak in behind the scenes. True-to-form, Bubs would have a crush on Celeste, so when she’s in town, the white owl will try to “pluck up the courage to talk to her.”

Bubs would run a wing of the Blathers Museum.

With the number of fossils in the game, players are bound to run into the same one a couple of times. There’s an option to just display them outright, but that takes up a ton of valuable space on your island.

Having an option to scale down the fossils with a Museum Gift Shop that has those services would expand the customization possibilities in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.