Boundary Break, the YouTube show that looks for secrets and new discoveries out of bounds in our favorite games, has already uncovered enough in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for a full episode. Usually the show covers games at least a few months after they’ve released. With Animal Crossing: New Horizons however, it has only been two weeks.
There are loads of interesting discoveries that show how this game was built in this episode. We won’t list them all, but we will point out a couple of highlights that make it worth a watch. To start with, if players take their villager away from their island, out to sea, a water texture will follow them wherever they go. This is a tactic used in other games, such as Silent Hill 2, and is designed to keep water in the view of the camera at all times.
Another interesting detail revealed for Animal Crossing: New Horizons that makes this video worth a watch is the hidden moth in the museum. You’ll never guess where it is. And on the subject of the museum, it has been discovered that the sand within each tank acts like sand in the rest of the game. This means that the developers used the same logic for all sand in the game. It’s likely that they did this to save on resources and assets, since creating new assets can take up more memory on a game card.
There are some real gems in this video, but like we said, we don’t want to spoil everything for you. We will add that the creator goes to a friend’s island to check if some of their discoveries work elsewhere, and many of them actually show different discoveries.
And one final thing that you won’t believe is… Isabelle jingles like a bell when moved.