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Animal Crossing: New Horizons April update reveals new visitors and more

Published: 21/Apr/2020 15:25 Updated: 21/Apr/2020 17:37

by Connor Bennett

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Nintendo has revealed the next set of updates coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons between April and June – and it appears as if the previous leaks were actually pretty spot on.

After years of waiting, Animal Crossing fans finally got their chance to play a new release in the form of New Horizons. Players have their lives transformed in New Horizons, as they head to a deserted island with the quest of building a thriving community – with a little help from Tom Nook and Nook Inc.

With the game being based on real-world time – provided you don’t time skip, of course – events and changes can be pretty gradual, incorporating live events like birthdays, special events, and much more. Though, after leaks suggested that Nintendo was working on a new update, they’ve officially revealed what is coming next.

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Animal Crossing fans have already built unique islands in New Horizons.

The next update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will begin starting April 23, as more island visitors will start popping up. These will be in the form of Leif and her Garden Shop as well as Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler – where you can buy special art and furniture.

Also starting on April 23, and running until May 4 will be the Nature Day event where you will be able to earn extra Nook Miles for special activities. You’ll also be able to use a May Day Ticket to head on a May Day Tour of a special island starting from May 1 to May 7. 

Starting on May 18 until May 31, Blather’s Museum will celebrate International Museum Day by handing out rewards through a ‘Stamp Rally.’

Once May comes to an end, Wedding Season will begin on your island for the whole of June. You’ll be able to find special island visitors holding to celebrate their wedding or anniversary – so be sure to take a photo of them.

The previous leaks suggested that there would also be a Cafe and Seafood diving coming, though, they don’t appear to have made it into this update.

We’ll just have to wait and see if they come further down the line or Nintendo has something else in store. Though, players will be able to enjoy the free April update regardless.

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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

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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.