The Coronavirus pandemic has gotten everyone thinking creatively – even politicians. Animal Crossing’s virtual island is the latest to enter the political world, thanks to the Biden-Harris campaign. Starting today, players can download custom campaign signs to add to their front yards as an initiative to gather voters online this fall.
The Biden-Harris campaign is targeting voters in ‘Animal Crossing’ with a series of virtual signs for your island https://t.co/Aat0Hjtkuo
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) September 1, 2020
not joe biden using animal crossing for political reasons ??♀️ https://t.co/quJoZGpEMg
— ✨ (@angxl_ic) September 1, 2020
young voters: pls give us healthcare we’re dying
joe biden: how are you doing fellow kids i heard animal crossing is very swag at the moment
— amber alex extinction lovebot (TMA S5) (@misandryalex) September 1, 2020
What if.. hear me out.. you channel your energy into creating policies that excite people??? M4A? Legal pot? This smells of Hillary saying she keeps hot sauce in her bag ‘16.
Biden-Harris campaign launches Animal Crossing yard signs, https://t.co/vqyf8F6hMh
— B Isaacsen (@indigobeans) September 1, 2020
But others still can see the silly joy in it:
SOOO PURE!!! Biden-Harris campaign launches Animal Crossing yard signs, The Verge reports https://t.co/UHQRru2Yjm
— ?Mirana St. Nymph? (@MiranaStNymph) September 1, 2020
— Alex Stephon Phlex ? (@alexanderWsteph) September 1, 2020
If you want to show off your support for the Biden-Harris campaign on your island away from home, there are currently four design codes you can download tp display, including the official Biden-Harris team logo, a Team Joe logo, a Joe Pride logo and a red, white and blue themed aviators sign. Players can download these designs by scanning the QR codes through the Nintendo Switch Online app. Tom also mentioned to The Verge that they plan to roll out more “digital swag” as the election closes in.
Wonder what virtual realm the election will take over next? I, personally, hope for a Biden themed avatar to hit Mario Kart this fall.