Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the perfect social distancing game and the memes prove it
21 March 2020, 12:38 | Updated: 21 March 2020, 12:50
Animal Crossing: New Horizons dropped on Friday to save everybody from the social distancing blues.
If you, like us, have been social distancing for the last week due to coronavirus then you’re probably wondering how the hell you’re going to make it through the next few weeks without dying of boredom.
Thanks to all the TV show cancellations, tour postponements and the general ban on fun with other humans IRL, things were starting to look bleak. Thankfully, there is still one shining light in the dark, one last beacon of hope in these god forsaken times. Yes, we’re talking about Animal Crossing.
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For those that aren’t in the know (props to you for reading this article anyway lol), the hugely popular Animal Crossing is probably the most important video game this century. And if that sounds like hyperbole, it probably is BUT we're currently living through a pandemic and if you can't be dramatic during a pandemic, when can you be?
The latest edition of the game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, dropped on Friday (Mar 20), just in time for some social distancing gaming and the internet let out a collective sigh of relief via the medium of memes that they finally had something to do while in quarantine.
The very thought of a new Animal Crossing was actually making people look forward to further self-isolation.
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
While others just wanted a break from all the pandemic news.
Animal Crossing is out here saving lives.
playing animal crossing new horizons in quarantine tonight pic.twitter.com/P6qbussJog— brad (@brandyn2k) March 19, 2020
Tell all your friends ya'll.
“YOU SEE ITS CALLED ANIMAL CROSSING YOU CAN PICK FRUIT AND FISH AND ITS SO CALM AND RELAXING YOU EARN BELLS AND MAKE FRIENDS THERES A RACOON HIS NAME IS TOM NOOK AND HE GIVES YOU A LOAN AND YOU HAVE TO HIM PAY BACK WITH THE BELLS YOU EARN ANYWAYS YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY” pic.twitter.com/2w4MDlhyqw— ꐞ꒐ꑄꋬꐞ (@urmomsfavbeaner) March 18, 2020
Those who bought physical copies were a little jealous of those who went for a digital download.
physical copy animal crossing twitter watching digital copy animal crossing twitter right now pic.twitter.com/JdcI56Zqxh— chloe 🧸 (@wisptheghost) March 19, 2020
Animal Crossing releasing in two hours but I have to wait for Nintendo to send me the physical copy pic.twitter.com/pe1ud7UkrA— Meru / メル (@MeruSensei) March 19, 2020
Don't even get us started on all the fishing memes.
the animals when they’re crossing— payton’s gf (@1999BEARFACE) March 18, 2020
idk i haven’t played the game
Please animal crossing gods— 𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙝 ☁️:｡･:*:･ﾟ’★,｡･:*:･ﾟ’☆🌙 (@lunarville) March 19, 2020
🕯 🍐 No Pears 🍐🕯
God bless Animal Crossing.