The versatility of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has allowed millions of users to exploit it as a virtual place for gatherings and initiatives, from weddings to birthdays, passing through business meetings and even going so far as romantic appointments, is now known, but never ceases to amaze. The merit is always the incredible inventiveness of the fans, who do not miss an opportunity to bring events, facts and current issues into their favorite videogame. This time it was the turn of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the most important sporting event of the year that will start today not only in real life, but also within the video game for Nintendo Switch.
Thanks to the contribution of Animal Crossing Island Designs, one of the longest-lived crosser communities in Italy, the Olympics will also come to life on the virtual island populated by cute anthropomorphic animals and the ever-present Tom Nook. The event, which will make all visitors breathe the unmistakable air typical of the Olympic village, will see the involvement of some of the most followed creators by the community of the life simulator developed by Nintendo, including HildaNamida, Lightning95, the guys from Animal Crossing Life and those of Pokémon Millennium. The appointment is set for today, Friday 23 July, starting at 20:00, when the Olympic torch will also light up in-game and the games on the community island will begin, for an evening in streaming and multiplayer all 'teaches about the fun that only Animal Crossing: New Horizons can offer.
The fastest-selling Nintendo video game in Europe, with over 32 million copies sold worldwide, is preparing to welcome another major sporting event. Awaiting fans will be a special course inspired entirely by Olympic competitions with Animal Crossing items, which will include some of the most iconic disciplines of the Games: from obstacle course to pole vaulting, up to an area dedicated to swimming. The island that will host the live broadcast can already be visited via the dream code DA-3661-5179-8255, to allow onlookers and participants to take a look at what awaits them. In addition, fans from all over Italy will be able to show off their Olympic passion, with an "Olympic" kit redeemable and wearable in-game, which includes cap, t-shirt, sweatshirt, make-up, flag and fan, all made with the colors of Team Italy.