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Joe Biden debuted his own island inside of Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, according to Independent. The vice president’s campaign team partnered with Kinda Funny Games to show off “Biden Island” on Twitch at 7pm BST on Friday.
This will not be the first time the Biden campaign will be promoting the former Vice President’s candidacy through Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Last month, they released digital yard signs that were available in four different designs, according to GameSpot.
Animal Crossing is a social simulation game in which players live among a village of cute, anthropomorphic animals and can customize the islands on which their avatars live. Other players can then visit your island in the games multiplayer mode.
Biden is not the first celebrity to mention Animal Crossing, as Brie Larson, Maisie Williams, Elijah Wood, Danny Trejo, Stephen Fry and chef Guy Fieri are just some of the other celebrities to have made known their devotion to the game. Congressional representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is also a known Animal Crossing player.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has also played host to a number of other public figures and companies. Back in June, at the height of the pandemic, KFC opened a digital version of its restaurant in the video game for players to visit. On the other hand, Selena Gomez held a digital concert with Trevor Daniel in the game in August.
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