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Animal Crossing: New Horizons avatars added on Switch

Published: 15/Apr/2020 1:39

by Bill Cooney

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A new Nintendo Switch update has finally added Animal Crossing profile icons, as well as a new option allowing players to remap their button layout.

New Horizons is definitely one of the hottest games so far in 2020, and Nintendo seems to know when they’ve got a hit on their hands.

In another step towards letting Animal Crossing fans customize their Switch like they would their house, Nintendo has added several new Nintendo avatars featuring characters from the game.

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Finally, you can give Wilbur the recognition he deserves.

The new avatars feature the OG Tom Nook, his sons Timmy and Tommy, the immortal Isabelle, the dedicated pilot Wilbur, CJ the beaver fish vendor, and Flick, the red rock lizard who’s also a bug connoisseur.

Tom Nook and his kin are approaching Legend of Zelda territory with the number of player icons they have available, but Animal Crossing has definitely proven to be one of Nintendo’s flagship franchises, so they probably deserve a little recognition.

There was another update worth noting in the patch, and it’s one that’s a big quality of life upgrade for anyone who owns a Switch, including Animal Crossing fans – the option to remap buttons.

Controller remapping basically allows players to switch around the button functions however they see fit, and not just in certain games, but for the entire system interface.

Drastically changing your layout might not be a good idea for those who just picked the system up, but fans who know the Switch controls by heart will definitely be able to use this to their advantage.

For example, if you need to produce mass amounts of fishing bait, you might think about switching A and one of the trigger buttons, to reduce the strain on your fingers from confirming that yes, you do want to continue crafting.

Players would take anything at this point to speed up the crafting process.

How much of an impact a button change would have on your crafting output remains to be seen, but at this point, players will probably try anything they can to simplify the process.

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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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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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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.