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Animal Crossing players get creative by designing their own range of metal t-shirts

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Rocking the Venom Prison t-shirt in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Image credit: Nintendo/Future)

On Friday last week, Nintendo finally released the latest game in the hugely popular Animal Crossing series on the Switch console.

Players have been waiting years for the follow-up to 2012 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf – and now that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has arrived, rock and metal fans have wasted no time in leaving their mark on the game’s cute tropical island setting.

The game allows fans to create their own designs which can be used to style in-game items – and now players are collecting fruit, digging up fossils, fishing, chopping down trees and collecting bugs wearing their favourite band’s t-shirts.

The bustling community have created designs for artists including Slipknot, Rammstein, Slayer, Tool and Hatebreed, and have been showing them off on social media.

One Slipknot fan created a t-shirt with the band’s logo on the front and a pentagram on the back and posted it to Twitter, copying Corey Taylor in to let him know.

Another has recreated Rammstein’s logo, one player has posted the design for heir Hatebreed logo so other can get in on the fun, while another has even made Tool posters for their virtual home.

Venom Prison have also got in on the craze by posting a QR code for a rather neat t-shirt design. 

Meanwhile, our friends over at Games Radar have compiled 22 top tips for those starting out (opens in new tab), while Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be purchased below.

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Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.