Epic Animal Crossing build adds Final Fantasy 7's Midgar to New Horizons - Dexerto
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Epic Animal Crossing build adds Final Fantasy 7’s Midgar to New Horizons

Published: 4/May/2020 1:04

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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To celebrate Final Fantasy VII Remake’s release, a talented player has decided to merge its world with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, bringing the city of Midgar into the life simulation game.

FF7R dropped on PlayStation 4 on April 10, a whopping 23 years after the original came to the PS1 in 1997. Set in a dystopian metropolis, players take on the role of a former-SOLDIER turned mercenary named Cloud Strife as he fights alongside resistance group AVALANCHE to help save the planet and overturn Shinra.

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The game quickly became one of the fastest-selling PS4 titles to date, shifting over 3.5 million copies in just three days of its release. New Horizons also broke sales records after its release on March 20, selling over six million units in its opening weekend alone. One fan has merged both of these video game powerhouses, bringing Gaia’s capital city Midgar into New Horizons for the ultimate crossover.

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Cloud becomes a part of the resistance to try and take out Shinra.

Final Fantasy 7 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Reddit user ‘karurujp‘ is the talented fan behind the design, and took a photo of their “city” at nighttime and in the rain, making for the perfect setup for Midgar. If you’ve played FF7R, then you’ll no doubt recognize the slum vibe they were going for by placing their setup next to a house.

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The light in the window and the corrugated roof floor ties the whole thing together perfectly, while the binoculars allow the player to view the upper sectors – AKA the “plates” – from below, much like people living in the slums do.

With the clever use of a lighthouse, telephone poles, silos, oil drums, and forced perspective, the fan is able to create a scene that looks like it’s come straight out of the JRPG.

A bajillion of clays and iron nuggets later…here’s my take on Midgar (or any other post-apocalyptic skyline) from AnimalCrossing

They even made their character sport blonde hair like Cloud’s, hold a vaulting pole in place of his massive Buster Sword, and wear custom clothing designed after his garments in-game.

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Honestly, their Midgar redesign just makes us want to go and turn our PlayStation 4 on to play the game – it’s that good.

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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.