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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wave 2 update – full patch notes

Published: 28/Jul/2020 15:05

by Alice Hearing


After the Wave 1 update in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced the long-anticipated ability to swim in the ocean, the details of Wave 2, which will launch on July 30, are finally here.

New Horizons is the latest title in the long-running Animal Crossing franchise. As the game continues to operate in real-time, the island’s wildlife changes each month to sync with the seasons.

The Wave 2 update will provide weekly firework shows and the ability to visit other islands, literally in your dreams.

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New character Luna will allow players to visit islands in their dreams

Animal Crossing: New Horizons officially announced on Thursday, June 25 the arrival of “Wave 1”, an update to the game that allows players to don a wetsuit and dive into the ocean, or go swimming and collect new creatures.

On Tuesday, July 28 they finally revealed the details of “Wave 2.”

Animal Crossing Wave 2 update: What’s changing?

With this second wave, players will be able to view fireworks shows every Sunday for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with a visit from Redd offering a raffle.

The fireworks will come with the ability to create custom designs for them, and players will be able to obtain new light-up accessories and sparklers

The update also brings the ability to visit other islands in your dreams. Instead of just lying on a bed, players will be able to use them to go to sleep and meet Luna, a Tapir who was first introduced in New Leaf. In Japanese culture, tapirs are said to eat dreams, which helps to explain this character’s role.

Luna will help players to access the different dream islands. These could be anyone’s island from anywhere in the world, and players can also offer up their own island for others to explore via the dream world.

Finally, Nintendo will finally be adding an Island restoration, and back-up service will allow Nintendo Switch Online members to upload their game data online and recover data in the event of loss or damage. Nintendo is planning to introduce the ability to transfer your saved data later in the year.

Nintendo also teased that there will be a seasonal update in the Fall.

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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.