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Animal Crossing player brings Adventure Time to New Horizons

Published: 31/May/2020 22:40 Updated: 31/May/2020 22:41

by Brent Koepp

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A talented artist went viral when they re-created the intro for popular animation Adventure Time in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The creator’s shot-by-shot re-imagining is one of the best things you will see today.

New Horizons has taken the internet by storm ever since its March release. The popular Animal Crossing title has inspired players to share their incredible creations on social media.

A talented YouTuber took things to the next level by using the Nintendo game to recreate Adventure Time’s iconic intro sequence. The mind-blowing project makes for the perfect crossover.

Adventure Time re-created in New Horizons

The groundbreaking animation made its debut in 2010 on Cartoon Network, and became a worldwide phenomena. The series was created by Pendleton Ward, and follows human hero Finn and his trusty dog sidekick Jake.

YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade’ uploaded their re-imagining on May 30, and used New Horizons villagers to mimic the Adventure Time intro. As the camera pans across their AC island, we see Tom Nook as the Ice King, and Timmy and Tommy hissing hilariously like Marceline the Vampire.

The artist used their villager and custom clothes to recreate Finn, and had Isabelle portray Jake. Great-Bit’s incredible editing and custom art transitions make this look like an official crossover. They even used the Animal Crossing models to mirror the animation’s iconic character title cards.

This isn’t the first time the talented AC player has made a crossover with a popular animated series. On April 16, they uploaded another shot-for-shot reimagining of Disney’s Gravity Falls, using in-game models and locations to bring the mystery series to life.

Animal Crossing fans’ creativity seemingly knows no bounds, as they have used the game’s tools and mechanics to create insane works of art. Player’s have cleverly made Avatar: The Last Airbender, and even recreated Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away in its entirety.

Despite only releasing two months ago, New Horizons has already become a major success story, quickly becoming the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game of all time. AC has continued to spark creativity, and we can’t see what fans come up with next.

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Why Animal Crossing’s hairstyles are dividing the community

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:45

by Alice Hearing

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons players appear to be quite divided on one part of the new winter update, as it allowed for a more inclusive range of hairstyles.

On November 19, Nintendo enabled the game’s winter update. Excitement has revolved around new hip reactions that will let them sit on the ground, do workouts and yoga, like many have seen their villagers do on their islands.

The content refresh also includes six new hairstyles: afro, afro puffs, cornrows, buzz cut with faded sides, voluminous curls, and even a bald look. New additions have been a welcome change for people of color playing the game, who wanted to see themselves represented.

Previous versions of the game came under fire for a lack of representation. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, some players were forced to play around with the tan feature to give their characters their actual skin tone.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hairstyle winter update
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Nintendo added six new hairstyles to the game in its Winter update

While New Horizons finally represents a far wider variety of skin tones, players felt that not enough had been done for representation and even created a petition in August asking for more inclusive hairstyles.

The campaign ended in victory, but the update has actually been dividing the community on Twitter. A debate has erupted as to whether it can be deemed cultural appropriation if white players use some of the new hairstyles.

It all began on the day after the update launched when user stardewleaf tweeted an image of a white in-game character with what they called “Space buns”. It has sparked a huge debate with many people taking offense that a white user was using a hairstyle added to represent people of color.

One user responded: “They’re not space buns, they’re afro puffs made for POC”, while another explained why people had taken offense, adding: “The reason people are p**sed off is because we don’t really have a lot of hair options that represent us in Animal Crossing, and you do. Then you specifically choose that one, despite what you others pick from.”

Another person defended the style, saying: “As a white person with curly hair, these could in fact be what a white girl’s bun looks like. They’re both afro puffs and buns, games are games.”

Several other people commented that they felt the debate as a whole was ridiculous and trivial: “No one who gets mad at another person enjoying a hairstyle in a video game is worth listening to.”

The original tweet now has more than 5,000 responses and the number still continues to grow.

In general terms, the decision to have additional hairstyles and more representation incorporated into the Animal Crossing world has been a popular move.