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Evidence suggests froggy chair is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 19/Apr/2020 1:15

by Meg Bethany Koepp


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.

The froggy chair has become a meme.

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?

Reddit: TopHatDuckLP / Nintendo
The bench contains a familiar sketch.

“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.

People really want the chair.

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.


Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

Made a Smash Tournament Venue in Animal Crossing New Horizons! from smashbros

Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.