Animal Crossing: New Horizons is so cute and adorable that it's capable of reducing some fans to tears (of joy).
This is exactly what happened when Mallory Loar – the community manager of the Discord app – first saw Nintendo's Animal Crossing booth at this year's PAX East. The event runs from 27th February until 1st March, and you can see Mallory's full reaction in the following video uploaded on her Twitter account:
At the time of writing, Mallory's wholesome reaction has already received more than 10,000 likes. Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen even chimed in to thank her:
I love how much you love Animal Crossing. Thank you for being such a passionate fan!
Here's a better look at the Animal Crossing booth and the PAX East show floor in general. As you can see, the Discord booth is right next to Nintendo's tropical paradise:
While we'd love to be able to say Discord is the primary method of communication in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, unfortunately, it's not. If you want to be able to officially communicate (via voice and text) in the game, you'll need to download Nintendo's Switch Online smartphone app.
If you're visiting PAX East this weekend, be sure to drop by the Animal Crossing and Discord booths.
I can't confirm if it's true, since I'm not in either but I saw screenshots suggesting that the Animal Crossing and Doom official Discords were advertising for each other.
It's one of those things that, if it's not true, I just kinda want to believe it because it's so cool.
whistles Look at that stage setup! It's a good time to be an Animal Crossing fan. Congrats! I don't quite know if the gameplay-motivation of the series would appeal to me but I can definitely tell that this entry will be special.
I still can't decide whether to get doom or animal crossing first. A friend suggests doom, since that has an ending. Animal crossing has no ending...
@Kalmaro If ever there were 2 games that could be played at the same time it's these 2. You go all out for an hour on Doom losing your mind killing stuff, then relax for an hour w/ AC. Seems like the perfect match if you enjoy both. And have 2 hours a day to play. If you only have an hour I agree w/ you friend, Doom story first, then AC. Though, Doom will be $30 in 3 months, AC will be $60 for 3 years, so if ya wanna save a few $, go w/ AC.
Tom Nook is an Amazon shill.
I always loved her reactions when Animal Crossing comes up on Direct streams. She can be wild...and deafening 😆
That’s awesome. Always good to see gaming make a positive impact.
I have never played AC of any kind. What is the appeal of the game? Don't you just build a farm or some such thing?
@Heavyarms55 Yep mostly fanart/fanposts though there's more of this on their reddit pages.
After PAX, Nintendo needs to save all these props for Super Nintendo World or something. I would hate it if they just sold them off separately or toss them out.
@jerichofr AC is one of the most difficult games to really explain the appeal of. Basically is a life simulator where you have the freedom to build your own own is a fantasy world where interest on debt doesn't exist and the most dangerous things you have to worry about are poison insects. The game is played in real time, matching your system clock - meaning if you turn the game on at 3PM on Tuesday in March, it will be 3PM, on Tuesday in March in your game.
You have freedom to build your home however you see fit, at your own pace and there's an enormous amount of potential items you can buy and collect to decorate and fill your home. This new game takes that decoration and customization to an extreme allowing you to do far more than ever before, you don't just get to build your own home this time, but can customize the entire island as you see fit.
It's like a virtual vacation, a relaxing alternate world where you can forget your stress and just chill.
watching the video: come on it can't be that--
oh ok yeah I get it now
@jerichofr No, you basically build a city on a tropical island with room for up to 8 players and many different NPCs you can befriend. And you can customize everything and collect thousands of things to use and display and share. It runs in realtime so it features a real day/night and calendar system as well as special events.
If you don't want to build a city you can now build a swamp or something else.
@rjejr Doom confirmed to be on sale in 3 months?
A woman of culture. If you dont cry the second you see this then maybe you should call a doctor
How can you cry about something being so cute? I looked at AC and tried to cry also but it no workie. Maybe if I try forcing myself to cry but I think that I would only cry because of the frustration of trying to cry. :/
Animal Crossing is a sweet game where everything is cute and lovely and you have nice times with dogs and llamas and coconut trees.
There. I have explained it.
That's so quirky.
I mean... aside from all the QR and Tom Nook stuff, only considering communicating and playing with friends, the game is just as compatible with the Discord app as it is with the Nintendo app.
That’s how smartphones work.
Looks like Tom Nook shops at Amazon.
And what about showing the booth? That was cringie....
Would she have reacted in the same way had she not been being filmed?
If she was a man or not good looking this wouldn't be a thing.
The Most ‘extra’ reaction I have ever seen 😂 bless her.
I'm just happy this isn't a dude embarrassing himself.
Yeah this is annoying and also seems like a disingenuous personality putting it on with the camera rolling. WTH would cuteness make you cry? Poignancy sure... but cuteness?? GTFO.
She was probably crying because the AC booth was so awesome looking while her Discord booth was so ordinary. Hehe
Fake news. Fake tears. It’s really that simple
@jerichofr AC is whatever you make of it. A life sim. Although much much nicer than real life of course. Personally I’m really hoping my eldest daughter gets into and then I’ll have an excuse to buy her a Switch Lite
@JuiceMan_V yes wow thankfully this was not a man. That would have really damaged the stellar reputation of men
It's called tears of happiness.
It's okay to be a melancholy guy, crying with happiness.
That's so natural as human being.
Every game is compatible with Discord
outside of Animal Crossing there is no reason to be at Pax East for Nintendo
@SupahM3tr0yd The cuteness is only part of it, but it's clear that AC means a lot to her. Just as folks lose their freakin' minds when a new character is revealed for Smash, or when any game in a favorite franchise is announced. There's little reason to believe she's playing it up.
Also, there's a high chance this was a candid moment clipped from a bigger video. Folks recording their trek through expo/con spaces isnt out of the ordinary.
@BigLarry Yes cuz her friends already know that she loves the series. There are a couple of videos from Discord's twitter showing here reactions from Direct presentations.
@Crockin I suppose a good anaology of what I mean is, if I video myself (a middle aged ugly'ish bloke) and cry at an aminal crossing display, then I guarantee it will not appear on this website.
@dew12333 Cute girl cries at cute AC display: internet gold. Middle aged ugly'ish bloke cries at cute AC display: police report file opened.
@dew12333 no I get that, I just don’t understand your point. Are you frustrated there are no opportunities for a man to be excited about something in a video?
@KBuckley27 Having been to a few Nintendo events...you sorely underestimating how many people will be turning up for animal crossing. This game is about to be a blockbuster
It's so natural peoples cried in happiness.
It called tears of happiness to see with their eyes something really awesome right in front of them.
"Should I get the ultra-violent game about slaughtering demons, or the one about living peacefully on an island with adorable anthropomorphic animals?" has to be the strangest dilemma of all time.
@Kalmaro Nothing is confirmed, but unless ACNH turns out to be worse than AC: amiibo Festival, in which case you'll be lucky not to have purchased it, I can almost guarantee Doom will be sale far sooner and for much less than ACNH. Seems like a good candidate for a 50% off E3 sale, which would make it $30 3 months later.
Of course that 50% off sale may only be on PS4, not Switch, but it could still be $40 or $45 on Switch during E3.
It's also much more likely Doom will be $30 soon after release b/c Doom Eternal has a $30 year one season pass and games w/ a $30 season pass almost always go on sale soon after release so they can sell those people who buy ti cheaper the season pass at full price.
Currently as far as we know ACNH doesn't have any extra added costs. Which may help keep it $60 forever like Mario and Zelda games.
@Kalmaro If you can't decide between Doom Eternal's Switch port and Animal Crossing, then AC is the way to go since the DE Switch port got delayed (https://www.destructoid.com/bethesda-re-confirms-that-doom-eternal-is-coming-later-on-switch-but-the-delay-won-t-be-massive-578620.phtml).
@SupahM3tr0yd It Is entirely possible to cry because of cuteness! When I first saw the trailer for AC I almost cried—though also because I've been playing this game since it came out. Nevertheless, I understand her reaction Even if this is false, I'm certain many have actually cried
@Crockin There is plenty of videos on the internet for men to get excited about.
No hidden agenda in the comment really, I guess a little bored of numerous similar articles on the internet.
@Heavyarms55 I find Doom relaxing, so I don't know what you're talking about.
Aww that's so cute!
Yeah I guess I just can’t relate because I don’t think I’ve ever had “tears of joy or happiness” - like that’s just not a thing for me. Nostalgia, a beautiful mountain, a powerful image - that can make me cry for sure - but just thinking something is so cute it reduces me to tears is not a thing for me. But hey - I guess it is for other people.
I also think maybe it’s a generational gap thing. Like I don’t use Twitter at all because I don’t like the format and I am turned off by a lot of Twitch/YouTube “personalities” because so much of that “content” is just regurgitated sh*t we all know and talk about... it’s very “look at me look at me look at me” which often hits me as hollow and disingenuous. I feel like this young generation now is being trained to be obsessed with likes and follows and owning some sort of personal brand - I think it’s pretty problematic in a lot of ways. But also maybe I’m just not the target demo and am aging out of relevancy at 33.
In other words - get off my lawn! Lol
Aaah, the millennial dry-cry. Nothing racks up the views like that trick!
Guys, this is not someone you want to date
I don't get it. Some cardboard cutout set up to market a game you've really already played (let's be honest) is enough to make you cry? Because of the tired state of the industry, I'd imagine.
It would have been nice of whoever was holding the camera to also show what she was looking at.
Doomimal Crossing is all fun and games until you inevitably have a fever dream of taking out all your villagers with a BFG and chainsaw.
I mean everybody has that dream at some point, right?
Especially with Nook. He has it coming.
Lol, would this equally make the news if some big fat guy was crying about it?
She seems high maintenance...
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