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Adorable Overwatch crossover turns Animal Crossing villagers into heroes

Published: 11/Apr/2020 21:39

by Meg Bethany Koepp


With what is one of the most unlikely crossovers ever, a group of Overwatch fans decided to see what it would look like if Animal Crossing villagers came to the hero shooter – and it’s actually really adorable.

When playing Animal Crossing, the last thing you probably think about is Overwatch, and vice versa. They’re both on two very different levels of gameplay, with one being a crazy, fast-paced FPS and the other being a chilled out and relaxing life simulation.

Esports group Elo Hell did just that, though, and combined the two in what is probably the cutest video game franchise pairing you’ll ever seen. AC Overwatch skins, when?

Overwatch x Animal Crossing

The concept takes the FPS’s selection screen and turns all of the available characters into adorable villagers. Straight away, in one of the most fitting choices, Ana is replaced by snooty cat Ankha who looks just like an Egyptian pharaoh. The support hero was born in Egypt and is based in Cairo, and even bears a tattoo of the Eye of Horus, making the kitty the perfect match.

Another great fit is peppy rabbit Ruby in place of tank D.Va. The mech hero’s signature emblem is a pink bunny with a fierce facial expression, so it comes as little surprise that they went for the white and pink hare to represent her.

In one of the more menacing picks, Junkrat is interchanged with mouse Bella, who has a creepy smile etched across her face – much like the DPS character does when causing mayhem.

Another appropriate choice is Roscoe for Reaper. The cranky villager is the dark horse of the series – literally – which makes him the best fit for the deathly damage-per-second character. Especially since the AC villager has piercing red eyes, which are just as threatening as the mercenary’s skull-shaped hood.

The most fitting of all, however, is Wrecking Ball’s replacement – Graham the smug hamster. Inside the ball sits Hammond, an adorable yet deadly rodent who uses his mech to speak via soundboard.

In Animal Crossing, the villager is known to be a tech fiend, hoarding several computers and other pieces of equipment in his house, which makes him the ideal candidate.

The hamster is obsessed with technology.

The latest addition to the Animal Crossing series, New Horizons, released on March 20 to rave reviews from critics and fans alike, and quickly became the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch title to date.

It’s so popular that even esports organizations like 100 Thieves have put their merch in the game.

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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.