A creative Animal Crossing: New Horizons player imagines the Stranger Things cast as Villagers, resulting in several adorable designs.
With Animal Crossing: New Horizons giving players the freedom to create whatever they want, it is no surprise that many have used the game as a way to pay homage to their favourite franchises. However, one talented Animal Crossing: New Horizons player has made some awesome creations outside the game, and Stranger Things is the latest property they have focused on.
The player in question goes by the username washue on Reddit, and they have shared multiple art posts where they combine Animal Crossing Villagers with popular shows and movies. For example, washue recently showcased some Animal Crossing art collections based on Encanto and Turning Red, and both sets of Villagers turned out to be incredible. They went above and beyond with their Stranger Things artwork, though, as well over a dozen designs can be seen that depict the younger and older versions of the characters.
This Stranger Things and Animal Crossing crossover art can be viewed here, and there are numerous designs to appreciate. Some of the standouts in the original lineup are Eleven and Dustin, with the former’s angry glare and the latter’s cheerful expression matching the attitudes of the characters from the show. A deer and frog villager respectively, are accompanied by Lucas the horse, Mike the bird, and Will the Mouse. Steve makes for a good dog Villager, while Jonathan suits a wolf and Nancy look good as a goat. Hopper is a perfect choice for a bear, while Joyce works as a rabbit.
Other Villagers include Max as a fox-like wolf that resembles Audie, Robin as a cat, and Murray as a koala. The Season 4 additions are real show stealers, with the fan favourite Eddie Mudson looking like a devil. Vecna looks terrific, too, with the show’s horrifying villain boasting some gruesome skin and making for a perfect octopus Villager. The artist even included variants of Robin and Steve from the ice cream parlour and Will the Wise, showing their commitment to celebrating the show.
With other characters from Stranger Things like Billy and Papa not getting Villagers, perhaps washue could share more awesome designs inspired by the series. Regardless, they knocked it out of the park with these concepts, and many Redditors praised them for their hard work. Alongside 9,000 upvotes, several commenters were quick to call out the Villagers they would want on their own Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands, with Eddie being an especially popular choice.
Considering that other Stranger Things tributes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been shared, like a recreation of “Chrissy Wake Up”, it is clear just how popular the Netflix series has become. With one more Season on the way, fans could have even more characters and moments to pay homage to soon.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Nintendo Switch.