There’s a certain (and very wrong) school of thinking that video games shouldn’t be political, that they shouldn’t have a stance on such matters, but what if it’s the other way round? What if politics tries to be in video games? That’s exactly what’s happening with the Biden-Harris campaign creating a set of official campaign signs and logos for use in the cheery paradise of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
While we doubt that Joe kicks back and relaxes with some Animal Crossing, here he is in digital form alongside vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, showing off the four official sign designs that they’ve created. We’d bet this is more down to staffers seeing the popularity of AOC in her Animal Crossing sessions earlier in the global lockdown.
If you want to rep for the Democrats in the US presidential election, you can download these to the game using the Nintendo Switch Online app to scan a set of QR codes. Don’t know how to do that? Well, we have a rather handy guide for that!
OK, got all that figured out? Well here’s the four QR codes to get the official Biden-Harris logo, the Team Joe logo, a Joe Pride logo and an image of some red, white and blue aviators.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has raced past 20 million game sales in just a few months, the game chasing after the current best-selling Switch game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Will it catch and pass Mario Kart by Christmas? It seems pretty likely! It might even do it before the US presidential elections on 3rd November.
Don’t forget to register to vote if you’re in the US, by the way, and keep abreast of your state’s postal voting/absentee ballot, the possibility of voting early, and all the other stuff you need to be aware of in the current climate.
Source: Joe Biden
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