The Animal Crossing community is pushing for New Horizons’ Dodo Airline birds Orville & Wilbur to be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. An artist’s creation of the DAL Crew joining the fight had fans going wild.
Animal Crossing New Horizons released on March 20 and has already become a smash hit around the world. The Nintendo title whisks players to their own island getaway as they build their town in the tropical setting.
One of the new additions fans seem to be in love with is the Dodo Airlines – or, more specifically, the bird characters that run it – and the AC community on Reddit wants them to be added to Smash Ultimate.
DAL crew in Smash Ultimate
Reddit user ‘toastrmann‘ kicked off the discussion over on the r/AnimalCrossing subreddit when they uploaded their fan art which depicts the DAL crewmembers in Smash.
Many fans agreed with the post, and got excited at the prospect of them joining the fighting title. User ‘Vaperaham’ said, “Would love for them to have an ice climbers type thing.” Another Redditor ‘OSPthatsme’ replied, “I could see the taunt being their little salute to each other!”
The two birds would be a great fit seeing as Animal Crossing is already represented in Smash Ultimate with New Leaf’s lovable mascot Isabelle and Villager.
Technically, Orville & Wilbur have already made it into Smash as Nintendo announced that the New Horizons characters will be added as ‘Spirits’ in the single-player mode for a limited-time event.
Despite only being out for a couple of weeks, Animal Crossing’s latest outing has been an incredible success story for Nintendo. Within its first week alone, it broke sales records to become the fastest selling Switch title of all time in Japan.
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The relaxing social simulation has captured the hearts of players from around the world, as the tropical island setting has allowed many to escape from the real world during stressful times.