“Make friends with adorable animal villagers and have fun creating a world of your own in the Animal Crossing series.”
~Introduction on Animal Crossing Official
Animal Crossing New Horizons was one of the happy moments of the Pandemic. It brought people together and brought them joy in one of the bleakest circumstances.
This Nintendo game quickly became the first console game to hit five million digital sales within a single month. The high sales are often attributed to the social distancing orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The music of Animal Crossing New Horizon is created by a combined effort from Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi and Masato Ohashi. Check out the whole Animal Crossing New Horizons right here on Spotify.
Fun Fact: K.K. Slider provides players with a free copy of his songs, claiming that his music, “wants to be free”. Some fans say that this is canon support for music piracy on the part of Nintendo. Though Nintendo denies it saying it was meant as social commentary.
On that note, here are some covers of the theme song for New Horizons.