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Epic Pokemon battles recreated in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 5/Apr/2020 1:06

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Pokemon fans continue to find brilliant ways of incorporating their favorite game into Animal Crossing: New Horizons – this time, bringing epic battles to the life simulation Nintendo Switch title.

New Horizons debuted onto the handheld console on March 20, and was an instant success with fans – especially since they’d waited over almost seven years for a new mainline entry in the series. It obliterated sales records in Japan to become the fastest-selling Switch title to date in just its opening weekend alone.

Pokemon fans have also been enjoying the game, designing outfits and monsters from the series and the like in their own islands. And now, one Trainer has brought battles over for that true Nintendo crossover experience.

Pokemon battles in New Horizons

On April 3, Reddit user ‘yurkth’ shared their design to the Animal Crossing subreddit, showing off just how they’d managed to incorporate the two games into one for the perfect crossover.

Using Pokemon patterns to lay out the battle interface from what looks to be the Generation III Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald games, the player labelled each side as “Butterfree” and “Squirtle” to mimic a true-to-life fight.

That’s not all, though – they even placed an emperor butterfly model made by Flick in the butterfly monster’s spot, and a snapping turtle on the Water-type’s side to bring the brawl to reality in a brilliantly creepy way.

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Don’t accidentally lock eyes!

Yurkth picked smug cat villager Raymond to play their opponent in the match, and he looks oddly like Giovanni from Team Rocket with his gray suit outfit, which is obviously very fitting.

The cat is a fan-favorite with Animal Crossing players right now, mainly due to his heterochromia, meaning he has one green eye and one brown eye which makes him very desirable.

While Pokemon battles won’t be coming to the life simulation game anytime soon, this creation still manages to capture the essence of the RPG perfectly, and makes us want an official crossover more than ever.

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An official crossover between Pokemon and New Horizons, please.

It wouldn’t be the first time the two franchises have collaborated. In late 2018, Animal Crossing mobile game Pocket Camp got a special Eevee event in celebration of the Let’s Go games on Switch, so it’s not so far-fetched to hope that they will do similar with New Horizons in the future.

For now, we’ll have to settle for some amazing fan creations instead to get our Pokemon fix in the social simulation title.

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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.