Animal Crossing: New Horizons Grandma Takes Us on a Tour of Her Island
Animal Crossing Grandma is back again and this time she takes us all on a tour of her island.
Since COVID-19 hit this year and left many people stuck at home, gaming has seemingly been an even bigger hit than normal. Folks who don’t usually find themselves picking up a controller have dived straight into the Nintendo title Animal Crossing: New Horizons due to it’s relaxing and soothing gameplay, allowing players escapism from the chaos of the world. Audrey, an 89-year-old grandma, has been playing the game long before the virus took over and she’s now back again to show us her island which she now loves just as much as her time with New Leaf.
At the beginning of last year, we first met Andrey, an 87-year-old grandma who was so obsessed with Animal Crossing: New Leaf on her 3DS, she spent 3,580 hours on the game in the space of four years. Her grandson knew she played the game but had no idea how much until her beloved Nintendo 3DS broke and needed to be repaired, allowing him to have a peek at her process. Over a year later, Audrey was surprised with a brand new Nintendo Switch that included the newly released Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a gift from her fans around the world. A few months on and fans have wondered how this now 89-year-old granny has been getting on with the game.
In the YouTube video made by her grandson, Audrey states that she still plays Animal Crossing: New Leaf but now that New Horizons has come along, she spends most of her gaming time on that instead. Audrey says she picks up her Switch daily and spends around three hours on the game doing different tasks and maintaining her island. When her grandson asks if she’s excited to show her fans around her new island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Audrey replies “I guess” with a slight laugh “I’ll try to be”. I think Grandma Audrey just wants to be left alone to get on with gaming and who could blame her.
Before getting stuck into showing us her island, Audrey shows off her Animal Crossing guide book to help her understand some of the aspects of the new title she may not be overly familiar with. Unfortunately, she had forgotten she even had it after placing it in a drawer to keep it safe (hey, we’ve all been there) but now she intends to give it a good read. Briefly commenting on how she can’t believe she’s lived this long, Audrey hopes she has more time ahead of her as “it’s a big book!”.
As her grandson joins her in-game for a tour around her island, the grandmother shows him her house, garden, and introduces him to her villager friends. The rest of the video is Audrey taking her grandson through her island and the different stores, things to do, and items she makes. Wrapping up the video, granny says that she “hopes everyone else enjoys it as much as I do” and also she hopes to do more things to her island like place pavements down and statues to make it look more lived in. Make sure to check out the entirety of the video above for just over 30 minutes of wholesome viewing that’ll be sure to make your day a little brighter.
If you enjoy hearing about the older generation and their gaming antics, check out ‘Skyrim Grandma’ Shirley Curry, an 84-year-old gamer who loves traveling around the realms of Skyrim. Last year Shirley got the huge opportunity to fulfill her dreams of being an NPC in The Elder Scrolls VI. Even though it’s a long way off, Shirley was concerned she won’t be around to play it so Bethesda flew her out to be scanned using photogrammetry technology – which takes scans of real-life objects and translates them into high detail 3D – so that she can be added as a character into the series she loves so much. A survey was also conducted last year that shows that 42% of Brits aged 55-64 and over one in four (27%) of the over 65s have enjoyed playing video games in the past five years. The survey of 2,000 adults was commissioned as part of the Must Play May campaign, which highlights the biggest and best games on the market for everyone regardless of age.
Animal Crossing launched on the Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2020, so if you still haven’t had the chance to jump in, don’t worry as you can pick up your copy right here.
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