Animal Crossing fans were left heartbroken when they discovered that the infamous froggy chair hadn't been added into New Horizons, but evidence suggests it might be headed to the Nintendo Switch title after all.
The froggy chair has been a staple of every Animal Crossing fan's house ever since it came to the West in 2002. It is part of the 'froggy' furniture set, which consists of the amphibian-themed green seat and a lily-pad table. It became a massive internet joke in late 2019 after a Tumblr user replaced Thanos' throne from Marvel's Avengers with the chair, and thus sparked a wave of memes.
This, in turn, made players sit on the edge of their seats (no pun intended) for New Horizons so they could have one in their virtual homes. Sadly, upon release, it was quickly realized that Nintendo had cut the item from the game completely.
Froggy chair in New Horizons
Not all hope is lost, though, as a fan on Reddit made a rather interesting discovery on April 18 that could be taken as evidence for the seat's future addition to the game – much to the delight of players hoping to see it make a comeback.
In the image 'TopHatDuckLP' uploaded, they showed the workbench from the cute furniture series. While it looks like nothing at first glance, a closer look shows that the blueprints on top of the bench show something rather familiar – the chair.
While this might be the only way the coveted item ever makes it into the game, some fans are convinced it's a hint that it will be returning to the series in a future update. Who knows?
"Now they’re just taunting us," one fan wrote, referencing Nintendo's shocking decision to remove the chair from the game completely, making it the first AC title to not contain the physical item.
"Hint?" another asked. "Can't wait for the froggy chair DLC," someone else commented – something that wouldn't be too far from the truth if they do actually patch it in.
While a drawing on a blueprint isn't actual concrete confirmation that the green seat is indeed coming to the game, it does spark hope for some that one day, they'll be able to decorate their homes with the amphibian-themed piece of furniture.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was an instant success with players, as fans had waited close to seven years for the next mainline installment in the series following New Leaf's release on the 3DS in June 2013.
It sold so well that it actually smashed sales records in Japan on just its opening weekend alone, swiftly becoming the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch title to date.