Animal Crossing: New Horizons Etched in the History Books With National Videogame Museum Exhibition

Published 09/06/2021, 12:26 PM EDT


Ever since its release last year in March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has paved a new path in gaming. The iconic franchise has sold a lot of units to players using the Nintendo Switch, and it seems like the sales won’t slow down any time soon. Following its arrival last year, critics and fans of the franchise gave positive reviews, and the love for the title keeps on growing.

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Along with that, the franchise continues to add more feathers to its glorious cap. Recently, the National Videogame Museum announced a major endeavor with the game receiving its own online exhibition. The idea is very cool and fans of the series and other gaming fanatics should definitely check it out.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons to have its own online exhibition

The National Videogame Museum located in Sheffield, UK, holds some of the biggest attractions to celebrate the long history of gaming. From iconic video game titles to consoles long forgotten, the place has it all, and it seems like it’s adding in more for fans to pay a visit with contents from the world’s most popular game of the past two years in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The online exhibition titled Animal Crossing Diaries showcases the experiences of players during the pandemic. The game arrived on Nintendo Switch at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdown restrictions happening all around the world. The game has since then become the definitive title of one of the worst stretches for humans in the 21st century.

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What to expect from this Online Museum?

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons became a massive human hub as the outside world came to a standstill. While people struggled to go outside, players socialized with others by visiting each other’s Islands to trade items. The online exhibition showcases how the community interacted with the game as times became tough because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It does that by showcasing diary entries, artwork, and many other posts submitted by members of the game’s community. Fans can increase the collection’s size by sending in their own stories now as well.

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It’s a beautiful initiative by the National Videogame Museum to showcase the importance of a franchise like Animal Crossing. The pandemic has caused a lot of troubles and headaches for people around the world. However, for a short amount of time, Nintendo Switch players teleported themselves to their Islands to forget about everything, and the exhibition does justice to those experiences that many have had these past 18 months.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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