At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nintendo’s release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons became a bright beacon of hope for a lot of people who were staying safe by staying home. Released in March 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons allowed the player to assume the role of a customizable character who moves to a deserted island after purchasing a package from Tom Nook, a tanuki character who has appeared in every version of the Animal Crossing series.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes place in real-time, so the player can explore the island in random fashion, gathering items for their village, catching insects and fish, and developing the island into a community of animals. The popular game just came out with some new updates for the fall and one of them is really taking the internet by storm. Animal Crossing: New Horizons users will now be able to add Joe Biden campaign yard signs to their villages!
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign released four styles of signs.
If Animal Crossing fans needed another reason to love the game, now Joe Biden is getting in on the fun. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign released four styles of signs for users to choose from: the official Biden-Harris logo, the “Team Joe” logo, the “Joe” Pride logo, and an image of three aviator sunglasses shaded in red, white, and blue. Joe is known for wearing aviator sunglasses.
In a photo shared by The Verge, Joe Biden’s avatar, wearing aviators and holding a pink balloon, is featured alongside an avatar version of Kamala Harris. Both are standing alongside the campaign signs. These signs are a new and innovative way for Joe’s campaign to try and grab the attention of young voters.
“As we enter the final campaign stretch towards November, this is one way we are finding new creative and innovative ways to meet voters where they are and bring our supporters together,” Christian Tom, director of digital partnerships for the Biden campaign, said in a statement to The Verge.
“This is just the start of how we plan to engage players ahead of November as we’re already looking forward to rolling out more digital swag, voter education tools, and organizing efforts on Animal Crossing and other platforms,” Tom continued.