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Animal Crossing player goes viral recreating New Horizons in real life

Published: 3/May/2020 21:01

by Brent Koepp

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A talented Animal Crossing fan brought New Horizons to life with a hilarious video that recreates what the Nintendo title would be like in the real world.

Animal Crossing saw its latest release in March 2020 with the debut of New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. The new title has players being whisked away to their very own island getaway.

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One creative fan took things to the next level, and hilariously recreated the game’s experience in real life.  The viral video will leave the AC community in stitches, while also being completely relatable.

New Horizons brought to life in viral video

The video was created by YouTuber Rob Arkae, who uploaded his comical creation on Reddit. The post went viral on the r/AnimalCrossing subreddit with over 12k likes at the time of writing.

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In the clip, the AC fan recreates various gameplay mechanics IRL, such as shaking a tree only for a chair to fall out, or walking across a beach to find a bottle with a DIY card inside.

Seeing the elements from the game brought to life highlights how ridiculous they would be in the real world. The skit hilariously ends with the player holding a fossil in his hand, and then hearing the cries of an owl. Holding the object in the air, he offers it to Blathers.

This isn’t the first time Animal Crossing has been brought to life. Video-game composer Laura Shigihara went viral in February when she adorably performed K.K. Slider’s iconic tune K.K. Cruisin’ during a Twitch broadcast.

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Streamer ‘ItsSlikeR’ also captured the Nintendo title IRL when he comically imitated the way player models run after watching footage of the life simulation’s gameplay.

“Have you noticed how the people run in Animal Crossing? It’s like this,” he exclaimed. He then threw his arms back and sprinted across his room, even mimicking the way characters grab objects.

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Animal Crossing continues to capture the imaginations of players from around the world. The game has exploded on social media, as well as streaming services like Twitch and Mixer.

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New Horizons also has smashed sales records, becoming the fastest selling Switch title of all time – a feat that had previously belonged to Pokemon Sword & Shield.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.