A Nintendo fan’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons island contains an homage to one of the strangest and most difficult locations in Breath of the Wild.
One Nintendo fan has made the most of Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s incredibly adaptable customization and recreated one of the weirdest locations from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on their island. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was first released in 2017 and has gone on to become an inspiration to many gaming fans, as well as those within the industry itself. Titles such as Genshin Impact and Ubisoft’s upcoming Immortals Fenyx Rising have both drawn comparisons to Nintendo’s open world epic, something that Immortals Fenyx Rising director Scott Phillips is more than happy about.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons, on the other hand, only came out in the spring of this year. Despite its comparatively recent release, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become a huge hit for Nintendo, outselling its lifetime sales projections in a mere two months after its debut. Its charming island mechanic and wholesome residential characters offer a tranquil escape for many, making it the ideal antidote to 2020. And given the vast collection of items readily available for players of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as the ability to manipulate the in game island’s landscape, it is the ideal place for fans to show off their appreciation for a favorite franchise.
This is exactly what Reddit user Leahnardo27 has done, with their homage to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While the Zelda title itself may not come as a surprise as being the source of inspiration for this Animal Crossing fan, the specific location from the game just might. One of the most infamously hard and geographically unusual landscapes from Breath of the Wild is the Thundra Plateau, a site of constant storms and life-threatening conditions. It is this tumultuous spot that Leahnardo27 has lovingly recreated on their Animal Crossing: New Horizons island. With mushrooms sprouting up from the ground and a moody sky enveloping the site, there is no doubt of its muse. Despite its notorious reputation, Leahnardo27 says the Thundra Plateau is one of their favorite spots from Breath of the Wild, making it the obvious choice to recreate.
This is not the only Breath of the Wild dedication that has appeared on Animal Crossing islands this year. Kakariko Village and the Temple of Time ruins have also been recreated by fans in Nintendo’s life simulation game, with the tranquility of Hyrule being echoed delightfully in Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s simplistic style.
In less than two weeks’ time, the winners of this year’s Game Awards will be announced. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been nominated for the coveted Game of the Year award alongside AAA titles such as The Last of Us Part II and DOOM Eternal. While differing vastly in tone to its fellow nominees, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has undoubtedly captured the hearts of gamers everywhere during its debut year.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are available now for the Nintendo Switch.
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