It has been two years since the life sim title Animal Crossing: New Horizons was launched in 2020. The game’s fans will still likely recall logging into their deserted island every day, and hearing the morning announcements from Isabelle once they have unlocked the special villager. Now, two years later, fans are still in love with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons special villager, and one even made an amazing watch based on the character.
Isabelle’s character soared to online popularity when she was first introduced as the player’s secretary in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS. Since then, Isabelle has been seen in a variety of different media, whether it is other video game titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and even in original art pieces or content created by the character’s fans. Despite the game being over two years old, the community’s love and adoration for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons dog villager does not seem to wane, and is likely still growing over time.
On Reddit, a fan of Animal Crossing: New Horizons had an ingenious way of showing off their love for Isabelle. Redditor nekomichi shared an image of how they added Isabelle as a face on their Apple Watch. The creator gave the watch face some interactive features as it shows Isabelle telling the current time and city location of the watch wearer. Fans will likely appreciate how this feature will remind them of Isabelle’s daily updates and announcements every time they boot up their island. Nekomichi also added in a comment in the thread so that fellow Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans will be able to implement the face onto their own Apple Watches.
Fellow ACNH fans were extremely appreciative of nekomichi’s work, and some have shared that they are saving the information the artist gave even though they do not own an Apple Watch. Others were also asking if there was a way to implement the watch face for Android users. Unfortunately, the artist has not been able to work on one for the Android operating system. Nevertheless, the positive feedback by the online community indicates that Animal Crossing: New Horizons Isabelle really does have a dedicated and loving fanbase.
Nekomichi has also created Apple Watch faces for other video game titles like the Fallout series, and more. Hopefully this is not the last time he works on video game Apple Watch faces, and makes more based on other Animal Crossing: New Horizons special villagers.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on the Nintendo Switch.