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Pokemon player recreates Black & White 2 in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Published: 30/Jul/2020 19:45

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A Pokemon fan has recreated Aspertia City from Black & White 2 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s so good, it’ll give you a serious urge to dig out your old Nintendo DS and play the Gen V games.

Released in 2012, Pokemon Black and White 2 are the final paired games in Generation 5. They brought along two new forms of Kyurem, and updated features such as Hidden Grottoes, Unova Link, and Legendaries from Hoenn and Sinnoh.

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Another difference between the original titles and the sequels is that the player starts off in Aspertia City instead of Nuvema Town. It is the only hometown in the entire series to be a fully fledged city and also to have its own Poke Center. A skilled player has brought the famed B&W2 location to the latest Animal Crossing game on the Switch, and it’s certain to take you on a trip down memory lane.

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Players start their journey in Aspertia City.

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Reddit user ‘JJKDowell‘ is the genius behind the cool creation, layering the iconic music from the starting town over their clip of New Horizons gameplay for that ultimate nostalgic feeling.

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They start off the tour by fishing in the pond next to the player’s house, before going down a path adjacent to the water to find a hidden item. Then they head to Hugh’s house, who is the rival in the sequel games and the childhood best friend of your character.

Next comes the most important choice of all – which starter Pokemon do they choose? In Gen V, the three choices are Grass-type Snivy, Fire-type Tepig, or Water-type Oshawott, and the rival gets the one which is strongest against the player’s pick.

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JJKDowell ends up going for Snivy – a wise choice. In the games, Juniper’s assistant Bianca gives the player their starter as opposed to being gifted it by the Professor.

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This isn’t the first time the two franchises have merged, showing just how much fans truly love everything Nintendo. Players have created locations from Gold & Silver, Sword & Shield, and more.

If this has given you the urge to jump into Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Wave 2 update has just come out. It added the Dream Suite, fireworks displays, and more.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.