Joe Biden's Animal Crossing Island Is Going To Debut On Kinda Funny
Host Greg Miller says Kinda Funny will be the first to show off Biden Island, a custom-built island to promote the Democratic presidential candidate.
The United States presidential election is coming up. Perhaps you've heard of it. But just in case you haven't, video games are coming to remind you. Kinda Funny Games has announced it will host the first public showing of Biden Island, a custom-built Animal Crossing: New Horizons island created to promote the candidacy of Democrat Joe Biden. [Update: The Joe Biden island is now live in Animal Crossing, and we paid it a visit.]
Host Greg Miller made the announcement via Twitter. He said that Biden Island will debut on the Kinda Funny Twitch channel on Friday, October 16 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET. This is in partnership with Biden's presidential campaign, so expect to see plenty of campaign material.
This isn't the first time the Biden campaign has promoted itself through Animal Crossing. In September, the campaign released Animal Crossing yard signs. These appeared to be modeled after real-life yard signs, a mainstay of presidential campaigns, albeit simplified for the smaller design space. And unlike your real neighbors, your Animal Crossing residents probably won't steal them.
❗️BIG NEWS❗️— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) October 15, 2020
We've partnered with @JoeBiden's campaign to be the first to show off the official Biden Island in #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons, and we're doing it live Friday morning on https://t.co/tYCVQTyye0!#BidenHarris2020 #TomorrowIs16not15lol pic.twitter.com/Ew3iCjGTHy
In a follow-up tweet, Miller jokingly(?) suggested that the team should "swing by" the island of US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez afterward. AOC got in on Animal Crossing way back in May, and invited players to send her Dodo codes for a visit.
The campaign for Biden's opponent, Republican president Donald Trump, has not announced Animal Crossing-related promotions.
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