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Pokemon’s Pallet Town remade perfectly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 4/Apr/2020 19:16

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A creative Pokemon fan has created Pallet Town in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it’ll make Nintendo fans feel all kinds of nostalgic for their childhood days spent playing Red and Blue on Game Boy.

Pallet Town was first introduced in the Generation I Pokemon games on Game Boy. Red, Blue, and Yellow players started off in the town as a budding trainer, and lived alongside their friend and rival, and Professor Oak. From there, they embarked on a journey down Route 1 and into the unknown, hoping to one day become the Champion of the Kanto region.

While many played the games as a child, one talented fan has brought the starting town into the modern day with a brilliant re-creation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon’s Pallet Town in Animal Crossing

Twitter user ‘LinkMigue’ shared the creation on March 30, and showed off just how detailed their work is in the form of a video. In the clip, he emerges from the player’s house, before taking a walk around the area as a tour of sorts.

Not only have they included all the buildings from the original games, they even added in the water route to the south which infamously provides a direct way to Route 21 and Cinnabar Island – provided you could use Surf, of course.

To top it all off, the player wears the Pokemon Trainer outfit too, which really ties the whole thing together and makes us want to design our own islands after the Kanto region.

If this has given you a hankering to revisit the Game Boy games, you actually don’t need to dust off the old handheld console to do so. In 2018, Nintendo released Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! for the Switch – a remake of Pokemon Yellow.

Like the retro titles, players begin their journey in Pallet Town, and go through all the steps the 1998 game did to become a successful Trainer and reigning Champion.

If you’re after a new experience, though, Sword & Shield is available on the handheld console and transports fans to the Galar region for a whole new set of monsters and surroundings.

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Pallet Town got a modern remake in the Let’s Go games.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons released on March 20 after almost seven years between mainline entries in the series. Fans were understandably hungry for the game after so long – so much so, that it broke sales records in Japan on its opening weekend to become the fastest selling Switch title to date.

Players are obviously enjoying their time on the island, especially people like LinkMigue. And it makes you wonder, will we eventually see an entire Pokemon map remade in the game? We can only wait and see.

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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.

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.