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Epic Animal Crossing crossover turns New Horizons into a Zelda dungeon

Published: 19/Apr/2020 0:26

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Two Nintendo franchises, Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda, merge in a brilliant fan-made crossover that brings one of the RPG’s dungeons to New Horizons.

The Zelda games are famous for their intricate dungeons that are littered with various enemies, challenges, and puzzles. It’s one of the most popular Nintendo franchises for good reason – and that’s because it’s charmed and captivated players since 1986.

Another beloved series, Animal Crossing, has also proven to be insanely cherished since its release in the West in 2002. Its life simulation gameplay provides a relaxing getaway for those that want to live a peaceful life in a small town. Now, one fan has combined the two games and created a Zelda island in New Horizons that’s heavily inspired by a dungeon.

Zelda and Animal Crossing is the perfect crossover.

Zelda dungeon in New Horizons

Reddit user ‘PairofCellos33‘ shared a video of their island on April 17, showing players just what can be accomplished with a creative mind, a Zelda obsession, and the new terraforming feature – a tool that allows complete manipulation of cliffs and rivers for a true way of customizing your town.

They started the tour by jumping across gaps in order to enter the dungeon, before squeezing between some barrels that were just begging to be smashed open for rupees in true Link style, and ran through a small maze of sorts.

The path then took them up a flight of stairs, before they jumped across several platforms in order to reach a Fairy fountain – or, in this case, a well placed as a piece of outdoor furniture. In the LoZ games, the fountains can usually be found by bombing a wall, and a Fairy will heal all of your health.

The player progressed forward through an area with lots of pots, AKA a pleasure room for Link, before heading up another incline and jumping across more platforms – very fitting for a Zelda dungeon.

They then hopped across more tiles, down a long corridor with waterfalls on each side, and at the end, a giant monster sat waiting for them – think Divine Beast Vah Rudania from Breath of the Wild.

While the creature was, in fact, just a monster statue that can be ordered from Tom Nook’s catalogue using your Nook Miles, it still made for an epic end to the experience.

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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


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.