Only a few (very long) days remain until the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch, and the relaxing game couldn’t come at a better time. We could all use a little more sunshine in our lives, along with cute animals, fishing, Bug-Offs, decorating and designing, fossil digging, thinking up catchphrases… wait, what were we saying? Oh, yes, it’s almost time for Animal Crossing!

A bunch of Animal Crossing characters lounging about


Animal Crossing: New Horizons, available everywhere on March 20, breathes new life into the beloved game series. This edition takes you to your own deserted island to start a new adventure. Animal Crossing mainstays like adorable villagers and stress-reducing activities are all back, along with impressive new features like island decorating and landscaping, an in-game NookPhone to manage your island, and brand-new villagers and visitors we can’t wait to meet.

With so much excitement in the air for the game’s release, fan artists can’t help but be inspired. From favorite villagers, to friendly new faces, to serene scenes with an island breeze, Animal Crossing is already brightening up the internet and inspiring artists to create. Here are a few pictures worth a thousand bells from talented and passionate artists from around the world.

Do you have a favorite Animal Crossing villager? Tell us who it is in the comments!

Featured Image: Sam Ma

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