Animal Crossing: New Horizons Appears to Let You Decorate Your House With Animated Wallpaper

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Appears to Let You Decorate Your House With Animated Wallpaper

That'd probably cost a fortune in real life, but finding the bells shouldn't be too hard.

If you're not deep into Animal Crossing then you may have never seen how far some players go to not just make their homes into cute, idealized domiciles, but into densely decorated spaces that look more like Disneyland attractions. With the release of a new Japanese ad for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, fans are freaking out over a new decor addition: animated wallpapers and reactive carpeting.

The new ad in question only shows off the moving wall and floor decor for a brief moment in a room that's got a nautical theme. Some of the stuff inside the room, to me, is a bit of a mishmash (why have a ship in a bottle if you're under water?), but the fish swimming along the walls and the little splashes the players' footsteps make really give the room a neat aquarium feel—though not as realistic as New Horizons' actual Museum aquarium.

On the Animal Crossing subreddit, just the clip of the underwater room has already amassed over ten thousand upvotes and dozens of excited comments. "My mermaid room is going to be so cool," says one user, while another hopes Nintendo will include animated wallpaper options for "falling cherry blossoms and swaying grass."

There's no telling how many animated options for wallpaper and floors there are in New Horizons, and there likely won't be until people either get their hands on the game later this month, or until an official Nintendo guidebook lets us know what the options are and how to get them.

In a recent demo, USG witnessed first-hand just how expanded the clothing options for New Horizons are once the player develops their island to the point where the Able Sisters shop opens up. It's likely that your home decor options, especially for something so flashy as moving wallpaper, will take some time and effort to expand out as well. Clearly, even if there are only limited animated options, this'll open up a lot of possibilities for serious Animal Crossing interior designers.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons will launch for the Nintendo Switch on March 20. For more, head over to the guides we've already started crafting for New Horizons, and be sure you've seen all the best memes celebrating Animal Crossing's shared release date with Doom Eternal.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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