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Star Wars Writer Turns Animal Crossing Into Late-Night TV

Thought you’d seen it all in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? The game has brought us wonderfully inventive islands that range from relaxing respites to ridiculous tests of skill. It seems like it just has it all, except maybe a late-night talk show–until now, that is. Not content to let Animal Crossing fans go without their very own late night entertainment, screenwriter Gary Whitta has taken it into his own hands to create Animal Talking, a late night talk show produced directly on Tom Nook’s property.

Whitta is no stranger to gaming. For years, he was the editor of PC Gamer magazine, and he also helped shape the storylines of Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Gears of War. Lately, however, he’s probably best known for his work in the Star Wars universe as a co-writer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as writing an official Star Wars comic.

Animal Talking follows the standard late-night routine: Whitta delivers a monologue in his lavish studio (situated in the basement of his house), followed by a series of celebrities, comedians, and musicians making guest appearances on the show. For instance, the newest episode of the show will feature guest appearances from popular Twitch streamer Mary Kish and comedian Mike Drucker.

The show’s presentation in general is impressive on its own–Whitta and co. have done an extremely impressive job bringing the typical talk show set to life through the comparatively limited medium of Animal Crossing. These efforts seem to have paid off too. The show has been a roaring success so far, with thousands of views across twitch and YouTube. To keep up with the series, keep an eye on Twitch every Wednesday at 7pm, or subscribe to Whitta’s YouTube channel where full episodes will be uploaded shortly after live streaming.

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