People In Self-Isolation Are Distracting Themselves By Making ‘Animal Crossing’ Memes
We can all agree that this point in time would be a great moment to run away to our very own deserted island, but sadly that’s not really an option. Except if you’re playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, that is.
The game dropped over the weekend on Nintendo Switch, and people have been absolutely obsessed ever since. It’s not hard to understand why: literally all the game asks from you is to peace out on an island with a couple of cute animal friends.
The series has always been popular, but at a time when we’re all stuck indoors, a game about planting trees, exploring nature and hanging out with friends hits different.
Developers even said they hope the game can help distract people from coronavirus. “I am very disheartened and saddened by the events happening across the world,” New Horizons producer Hisashi Nogami told The Verge. “Considering the timing, we hope that a lot of the Animal Crossing fans will use this as an escape, so they can enjoy themselves during this difficult time.”
Of course, people’s extreme passion for the game has translated into a bunch of incredible memes.
Here are 20 of the best memes from Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
me waiting for Animal Crossing to launch at midnight so I can further isolate myself within my own apartment pic.twitter.com/zdoquajZNI
— luis – social distancing!! (@oskrNYC) March 19, 2020
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— Zoey Proasheck (@Proasheck) March 19, 2020
— jack (@amphajack) March 19, 2020
going to play animal crossing. do not text me ever again
— simi (@simran_maya) March 19, 2020
— Jimmy “Jimpidimp” Whetzel (@JimmyWhetzel) March 22, 2020
shout out to Nintendo for increasing the Animal Crossing town name length limit from 8 to 10 so i can name my island Flavortown
— max turnbull (@beakfriends) March 19, 2020
Everywhere is closed
Can’t see friends
But we have Animal Crossing
And that’s all that matters
— Colin (@IntroSpecktive) March 22, 2020
— Taylor Grodin (@taylorgrodin) March 21, 2020
— 杮 (@kakinoki0722) March 20, 2020
tom nook said repay ur debt by just vibing on the island america could never
— (@ufobri) March 20, 2020
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— Akfamilyhome (@Akfamilyhome) March 22, 2020
— Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) March 23, 2020
— TOPH (@TophGames) March 23, 2020
— Kay (@Xariks) March 23, 2020
when tom nook knocks at my door reminding me of my 198,000 bells loan pic.twitter.com/YwnSKAfji8
— stealth (@stealthuwu) March 21, 2020
— J_Walldubams the 3rd (@walldubams) March 23, 2020
— kateri (@kat_abolism) March 23, 2020
NO WAYYY pic.twitter.com/NgZNNdVNm6
— kyra (@qhantomthread) March 20, 2020
Me two days ago: What is Animal Crossing exactly?
Me now: I HAVE TO CATCH FISH SO AN OWL CAN OPEN A MUSEUM
— Linda Holmes Thinks You’re Doing Great (@lindaholmes) March 22, 2020
(Lead image: Animal Crossing: New Horizons / Nintendo)