- A curious Animal Crossing fan used AI to create a cute interpretation of an axolotl villager, garnering support from the game’s community.
- Many fans agree that an axolotl villager would be a perfect addition, especially since Dr. Shrunk, an axolotl character, was excluded from New Horizons.
- While there is no concrete news about a new Animal Crossing game, fans hope that the future of the franchise includes an adorable axolotl villager.
Thanks to a curious Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan, fellow players can now see what an axolotl villager would like if they were in the game. The cute animal-inspired villagers in Animal Crossing are some of the most interesting parts of the franchise, and this interpretation of an axolotl villager will have many fans wishing it was actually in the game.
The Animal Crossing games are some of the most popular Nintendo games around, and the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons helped the popularity of the franchise skyrocket to new heights. The game was quickly embraced by longtime gamers and non-gamers who were drawn into the game’s adorable world. Whether a player was a diehard fan or a complete newcomer to video games, it was common for both camps to love the cute animal villagers that resided in town. Since the game’s release in 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still a fun casual game to dive into, and one player’s curiosity has brought to life a villager that many will be wishing was real.
A Reddit user known as Koofteh recently did a fun experiment with AI to generate what an axolotl villager in Animal Crossing might look like, and the results are incredibly cute. In recent years, the aquatic salamander has grown very popular due to their adorably unique appearance, and this AI interpretation proves that an axolotl would be right at home in Animal Crossing.
With a whopping 12,000 upvotes on the Animal Crossing subreddit, it seems like many members of the game’s community also agree that an axolotl villager would be absolutely perfect. Several fans were also quick to mention that Dr. Shrunk, a character who was excluded from New Horizons, was actually an axolotl. However, the future of Animal Crossing would clearly benefit from bringing an axolotl villager back with the next game in the franchise since so many fans seem to enjoy it.
There are already so many fun villager types in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but including an axolotl in the next game would definitely be a welcomed addition. With the recent rise in popularity regarding these water-dwelling salamanders, it’s interesting that Nintendo chose to exclude an axolotl villager from New Horizons. However, the future of the franchise could still provide the opportunity to bring axolotls back, but there unfortunately has yet to be any concrete news about a new Animal Crossing game. Whatever the future of the Animal Crossing franchise holds, there will hopefully be an adorable axolotl waiting in the wings.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for Switch.