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Best way to force villagers to move out in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 28/Apr/2020 1:07

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Every Animal Crossing player knows the pain of having an unwanted villager move into their town, and getting them to leave is just as annoying. Luckily, there’s a way to force them out in New Horizons.

There’s no greater pain in Animal Crossing than seeing a new villager decide to move into your town, only to check the nameplate on the plot of land and they’re someone you really don’t want – especially if they’re ugly (sorry not sorry).

Thankfully, there’s hope in New Horizons as one simple trick can force any undesirable inhabitants off of your island, giving you room for someone you like to take their place.

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We all have that one villager we wish would leave.

How to force villagers to move out

The technique involves “time traveling,” so if you’re not someone who’s okay with doing that, there’s not much you can do other than wait for whoever it is you want gone to leave willingly by themselves. If you are down, though, keep on reading.

In order to time travel, you’ll need to set your Nintendo Switch’s system clock to the date you’d like it to be. For the purpose of forcing someone out, you’ll have to change it to 10 days in the future. Make sure the time is between 12PM and 3PM too, as that’s when your island inhabitants are most active.

Boot your game up, and walk around until you find a character with a speech bubble above their head. If it’s not the person you want to leave, make sure you demand that they stay, and then fast forward another 10 days. If nobody has one at all, travel forward a day at a time and keep checking everyone until one shows up. Rinse and repeat until your desired animal tells you they’re thinking of moving.

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An amiibo card will also force someone out.

Another, easier way is to use an amiibo card for the character you want. Simply scan it into your Switch using the machine in the town hall once you’ve unlocked the campsite, visit the villager’s tent, and complete their DIY request. You’ll have to do this three separate times on different days in order to finally convince them to move in.

If you have all 10 houses on your island, you’ll be able to pick who leaves in order for the campsite animal to come and live in your town. But if you don’t have any cards, the time traveling method also works a treat.

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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.