One Animal Crossing: New Horizons players decided to make a new custom phone case to show their love for the game’s underwater creatures. Fans might mistake the tropical, underwater landscape for something from The Little Mermaid, but the visual stylings reveal a facet of ACNH that most players never see: what lies beneath the waves.
Fishing is a central feature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with players casting out to fill their Critterpedia with all of the fish, sharks, and other aquatic species that inhabit Animal Crossing’s waters. Deep-sea diving allows players to dive for clams, octopus, and other deep-sea species in the seas surrounding their island. These collecting hobbies have a top-down mystery mechanic in which players aim to catch a rare animal to add to their collection or sell for a large sum of money. Unfortunately, Animal Crossing gamers may only speculate about what life is like beneath their island’s oceans, ponds, and rivers.
Nonetheless, Redditor DaCheezBoss revealed their take on Animal Crossing’s underwater habitat, which they used to design their new phone case. The case’s background is an aqua-blue backdrop with many fish and deep-sea creatures, just like on Animal Crossing islands. Marina, the octopus villager, was also placed in DaCheezBoss’ natural home, floating among the other fish. Also displayed is a human avatar (probably DaCheezBoss) wearing one of the wetsuits required to dip into and explore the water realm. Several other Redditors have also inquired how they may obtain their gorgeous phone case from DaCheezBoss.
Because of the game’s continuous success, collaborations with firms to market Animal Crossing: New Horizons products have been fairly robust. Nintendo has collaborated with PUMA on Animal Crossing footwear, Build-a-Bear Workshop on plus-size versions of characters like Tom Nook, and make-up and apparel lines. Although it’s unclear whether DaCheezBoss received their case as part of official cooperation or as a bespoke order, the market for Animal Crossing merchandise is certainly still robust.
Players eagerly anticipate word on the series’ future now that the last big DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizon has been released. Nonetheless, the DLC has allowed users to explore new sections of the game and produce new objects. The in-game innovation granted Animal Crossing users, and the numerous ways in which players can enjoy the game suggest that it may well outlast Nintendo’s support for the game.