A few weeks ago, we reported on the Doom Eternal developers’ response to the numerous Animal Crossing and Doom crossover fan-art that has been cropping up due to their upcoming games sharing the same release date.
But what do the developers of Animal Crossing: New Horizons think?
In a recent interview with IGN, Animal Crossing: New Horizons director Aya Kyogoku and producer Hisashi Nogami revealed that not only have they seen the crossovers, but they wholeheartedly approve of the fans’ creativity.
As Animal Crossing is a “communication game”, they are both “thankful and thrilled” to see the two fandoms come together like this, even though both titles are wildly different games.
Check out what they had to say below:
Kyogoku: “I definitely do notice and have noticed that there’s a lot of Doom and Animal Crossing collaboration art and illustrations that are being posted, and as I look through them I’m in awe of how much creativity our fans have.
I think because there is a common denominator of this type of communication happening between Doom and Animal Crossing fans, and also the fact that Animal Crossing is a communication game, we’re very thankful and very thrilled to see all this.
We’re so excited at the same time to see how the two [fandoms] are coming together to celebrate this day.”
Nogami: “So Animal Crossing and Doom — obviously the game genres are completely different.
We definitely do have something in common, and that is that they’re both video games, and come from that same subculture so to speak.
It’s so great to see that these two different [fandoms] are coming together and hyping up the gaming [community] and gaming culture itself.
It really is a great thing to see.”
What do you think?