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Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom guide – recipes & crafting

Published: 3/Apr/2020 21:42

by Meg Bethany Koepp


April is here, which means it’s cherry blossom season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This comes with a new array of crafting recipes for limited-time furniture, clothing, and more. Here’s everything you need to know on how to get them.

Cherry blossom season is probably the prettiest time of year in the Animal Crossing series, as certain trees turn their leaves into sakura flowers – specifically hardwood ones in New Horizons. In Japan, sakura season is usually in the start of April for major cities such as Tokyo, and the game is no different.

Running from April 1 through 10, the beautiful flowers transform islands into a pink paradise. That’s not all, though, as players can use their petals to craft some gorgeous, limited-time items.

How to craft cherry blossom items in New Horizons

Firstly, you’ll need to learn recipes before you can even start crafting the cute items the event has to offer. They can only be found by shooting balloons down with a slingshot, and even then the spawn rate for presents including a recipe seems to be uncommon, so it might take some time.

While on the lookout for the balloons, you’ll no doubt notice rogue flower petals floating around your island. You might be tempted to ignore them, but you’ll actually need to catch them with your net as though they were a flying bug in order to start crafting the sakura-themed items.

Be careful, though – if you miss your shot, the petal will disappear and you’ll have to start your search for another one all over again.

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Recipes are found by shooting down balloons with your slingshot.

Once you’ve got enough petals to make a recipe after learning it, head to your crafting table to make the item. There are 14 different items to collect, so make sure you’re well-stocked on slingshots so you have a backup if yours breaks.

The full list of cherry blossom items and the materials needed to craft each piece can be found below:

Cherry-blossom-trees wall – 10x petals, 5x hardwood

Cherry-blossom flooring – 10x petals, 20x weeds

Sakura-wood wall – 5x petals, 10x wood

Sakura-wood flooring – 5x petals, 10x wood

Cherry-blossom-petal pile – 5x petals

Cherry-blossom bonsai – 6x petals, 2x hardwood, 3x weeds, 3x stone

Cherry-blossom branches – 8x petals, 4x tree branch, 5x clay

Cherry-blossom pond stone – 10x stone, 3x petals

Blossom-viewing lantern – 6x petals, 4x hardwood

Outdoor picnic set – 10x petals

Cherry-blossom wand – 3x petals, 3x star fragments

Cherry-blossom clock – 5x petals, 1x iron nugget

Cherry-blossom umbrella – 7x petals

Cherry-blossom pochette – 6x petals

There are 14 different recipes to collect.

Alongside the season, the Bunny Day event is also running from April 1 to 12 in celebration of Easter, giving players a lot to do at the start of the month.

For everything you need to know about the “eggs-ellent” event, check out our handy guide.

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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.