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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.

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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.