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Elijah Wood stuns Animal Crossing New Horizons player with turnips visit

Published: 24/Apr/2020 0:00

by Michael Gwilliam

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Famous Hollywood actor Elijah Wood, best known for playing Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, surprised an Animal Crossing fan by showing up at her island to hang out.

On April 23, Twitter user ‘Directedbyrian’ tweeted out the price of turnips on her island at 599 bells, and instructed players to DM her for the Dodo Code.

In a completely unexpected turn of events, Elijah Wood saw the tweet and reached out to the player. A screen grab of the messages shows Wood asking, “Would love your Dodo Code to sell these turnips!”

“UM,” the shocked player replied. “OF COURSE YOU CAN.”

The two then proceeded to meet up in-game, with the lucky Animal Crossing player posting numerous screengrabs of her encounter with the Hollywood star.

“Guys, I tweeted my turnip prices and Elijah Wood just came to my island and hung out!” the user exclaimed, and was quick to note how this was the “best day” in quarantine she’s had.

The photo album itself contained pictures of the actor hanging out on her island and complimenting its upkeep.

“Your island is beautiful!” Wood said in one photo.

“Long live Rian Johnson,” he said in another, praising the director of the controversial Star Wars film, ‘The Last Jedi.’

While Elijah Wood didn’t respond to any of her tweets directly, he did ‘like’ them, indicating that they were all real and that he does, in fact, play Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a worldwide hit, breaking Nintendo Switch sales records in the process, so the fact that Elijah Wood plays the game isn’t extremely surprising.

Since release, the title has earned universal acclaim, and currently holds a whopping 91 critic score on the review aggregator website MetaCritic with 105 reviews.

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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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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.