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Animal Crossing spirits arrive in Smash Ultimate for limited-time event

Published: 3/Apr/2020 2:01

by Andrew Amos

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A limited-time Spirit event, themed around Animal Crossing: New Horizons, is coming to Smash Ultimate, including four characters newly-introduced to the franchise.

If you can drag yourself away from Animal Crossing: New Horizons for just a minute, you might be able to catch an awesome crossover event between that and fellow Nintendo franchise Smash.

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Nintendo has announced that more Animal Crossing spirits are arriving in Smash Ultimate for a limited time, including new characters from New Horizons.

Flick, CJ, Daisy Mae, and Orville & Wilbur will be making their debut in Smash, just a couple of weeks since arriving to islands around Animal Crossing.

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They’ll be joined by up to 38 other spirits, who are already available in Smash Ultimate.

How to get Animal Crossing spirits in Smash Ultimate

The “Animal Crossing Spirits! Yes, Yes!” event starts at 11pm PT on April 2, and will run for five days.

To collect the dozen-odd Animal Crossing characters in Smash, you’ll have to find them on your Spirit Board. All the spirits available will appear at various times throughout the next couple of days ⁠— you’ll just have to wait until the one you want comes around.

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There’s no confirmed times for any of the spirits yet, but we will let you know as soon as they are available.

The spirits will be attached to a regular Smash fighter in battle, and you’ll have to defeat them in battle to free the spirit.

Each spirit will give a boost to players who equip them in certain battles. For example, CJ will attract items towards your character, allowing you to pick them up with ease.

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You’ll also be able to grind and level them up to make them more powerful. By training them in the Dojo, sending them exploring, or feeding them snacks, you can transform your spirits into real game-changers.

You’ll have until April 7, 11pm PT, to collect the four new spirits, as well as any number of other Animal Crossing spirits that also appear on the board.

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After that, they might disappear forever. So if you are a fan of both franchises, be sure to grind some Smash and get your favorite Animal Crossing character in Spirit form.

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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.