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Oscar winners to US politicians: Which celebrities are on 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'?

Famous faces such as Brie Larson, Maisie Williams and Danny Trejo have admitted to enjoying the video game

Chrissy Teigen, Joe Biden and Brie Larson are some of the celebrities who are known to play 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'. 
Chrissy Teigen, Joe Biden and Brie Larson are some of the celebrities who are known to play 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the game of the moment. Released on March 20, the idyllic Nintendo Switch video game is set on a deserted island with a bunch of animal residents.

It has proven to be wildly popular thanks to its escapism element that many people seem to need these days.

However, it's not only won over fans all around the world, but celebrities as well. Here's a look at some of the famous faces who could (if you're really lucky!) visit your island one day.

Joe Biden

Just weeks ahead of the US election, the US Democratic presidential nominee has joined Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Guests can visit his island Biden HQ via a Dream Code (meaning they can take pictures and enjoy the scenery but not interact with anything).

The island touches upon different aspects of Biden's life including his love of dogs and ice cream. There's also an an avatar representing the 77-year-old, complete with aviator shades, that greets players by saying, "No malarkey."

The island also features voting booths with a big promotion sign leadings players to the Democratic National Committee's voting registration site.

Elijah Wood

The Lord of the Rings star made headlines when he visited the Animal Crossing island of a Twitter fan and was very polite during the entire experience. A woman named Jessa tweeted that she was buying up turnips – a hot commodity in the game – for a favourable price, and Wood unexpectedly slipped into her DMs to ask for the code to visit her virtual island. The actor proved to be an exemplary tourist, according to screenshots shared by Jessa, politely asking to pick fruit from her island.

Chrissy Teigen

In addition to being a mum of two, model and cookbook author, Teigen is also apparently really into Animal Crossing. She’s tweeted about the game although she hasn’t shared what her island looks and, based on this tweet, probably won't any time soon:

Most notably, she shared her thoughts on Zipper the Bunny. Zipper showed up on April 1 to mark the game’s version of Easter:

Maisie Williams

The Game of Thrones star seems to be having a good time with the game as she socially distances during the pandemic. She’s not only shared a post showing off her Animal Crossing closet, but also what her island looks like:

She's even asked fans how to set up a Twitch account so she can stream herself playing the game:

Brie Larson

The actress isn’t shy about admitting her love for the game, revealing she and her sister used to play Animal Crossing when they were growing up. "It was such a huge deal," she says in an interview with Elle. "Me and my sister and my mom created a rule that whoever finished their homework first got to play first, so we would blast through it."

She’s even taken to Twitter to show off her island and offer tips for new players:

In fact, she's such a huge fan, she even scored herself a partnership with Nintendo ahead of the game's release:

Mark Hoppus

The lead vocalist from Blink 182 is a big fan of the Nintendo Switch game. His mother originally gifted him a GameCube with the original Animal Crossing back in 2002. Making it a family affair, Hoppus recently filmed himself performing acoustic versions of old Blink songs while his son plays the latest Animal Crossing. Check out one of his performances below:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The US politician recently announced she had joined the game and took to social media to ask her Twitter followers to share their Dodo codes so she could visit their islands:

She also showed off her in-game character who wears a hand-drawn AOC campaign shirt:

Danny Trejo

Perhaps one of the more surprising faces on this list, the 75-year-old actor has recently revealed that he's also playing Animal Crossing. Showing off his red and blue Switch console, he asked his Twitter followers if anyone wants his Dodo code so that they can visit his island:

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Updated: October 18, 2020 04:36 PM

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