This fan's game concept for Animal Crossing would be a perfect continuation of New Horizons
A fan-created concept for a continuation of Animal Crossing called "Discovery Cruise" presents a cruise ship as a central location, with the islands ...
A fan-created concept for a continuation of Animal Crossing called "Discovery Cruise" presents a cruise ship as a central location, with the islands serving as external social gathering points.
The cruise ship in Discovery Cruise would dock at pre-adapted islands from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, allowing players to claim ownership of these islands by paying with Bells.
The trade and exchange of items would be a central theme in the sequel concept, with ports available for players to interact with each other and visit each other's ships and islands.
An Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan has created a unique sequel concept that would take place on a cruise ship. In the introduction of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player character arrives on the island via a seaplane, but this sequel idea would introduce a cruise ship into the island chains.
Before Animal Crossing: New Horizons, most titles focused on building and maintaining a village. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, on the other hand, focuses on building a vacation island, a concept that is revisited with the addition of multiple islands in Happy Home Paradise. In addition to the main island that players can customize in various ways in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, they can create dream houses for different characters with the DLC. This fan has focused on the many existing Animal Crossing islands and developed an interesting sequel concept that would not neglect them.
Reddit user Amb97survivor recently shared their concept for a sequel to Animal Crossing called "Discovery Cruise." Similar to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Discovery Cruise would utilize islands as external social gathering points, while the cruise ship would serve as a central location. The cruise ship would be able to dock at islands, including those already customized in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If a player is fond of a particular island, they could claim ownership of it by paying an unknown amount of Bells. In addition to these islands, new Animal Crossing characters would be welcomed aboard the cruise ship daily, and rotating shops would offer goods that the player may need.
Gulliver expands his role as an occasional visitor to the islands in New Horizons and serves as the captain of the ship in the fan-created Discovery Cruise. Tom Nook makes a comeback in Amb97survivor's sequel concept, owning the cruise ship and various islands that players can visit. Since trade is a central theme in Animal Crossing, Amb97survivor's sequel idea also includes ports where players can exchange items. This would likely be an online aspect of the New Horizons sequel. Although not further elaborated, it is likely that Animal Crossing fans would be able to visit both the ships and the islands of other players. Amb97survivor's Animal Crossing sequel would allow the player to select five characters and five shops to become permanent residents of the cruise ship.
Just like Animal Crossing: New Horizons had islands that players could customize, this sequel concept could allow them to design their dream cruise ships. Given the tremendous success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it is likely that a sequel will be released in the future. Although Amb97survivor sees cruise ships as the next big step for Animal Crossing, it remains unclear how a potential actual sequel would look like.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available for the Nintendo Switch.