Animal Crossing Fan: New Horizons decided that it would be nice to dress up their hunter in Monster Hunter Rise in the image of the popular special villager of the game Isabel. Fully utilizing the character customization options in Monster Hunter Rise, the artist completes the look and outfit that closely resembles the famous canine secretary from the life simulator.
This is not the first time that the characters of both video games are combined in the same scenario. Isabelle and Ratalos from the Monster Hunter series have officially appeared together in another Nintendo game, such as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so fans probably played a fighting game with both characters in some matches. Otherwise, fans combine the two fandoms with the help of original creations, such as the Doom Eternal mod, and now a Redditor with the username Jigenrqz_22 has made an Isabel costume for his character MH Rise.
In his Reddit thread, Jigenrqz_22 asked his Animal Crossing comrades: New Horizons, whether Isabelle’s outfit they put together for her Monster Hunter Rise character is cute or cursed. The photo collage they shared showed the entire outfit in Isabel’s iconic green and yellow color scheme. The Redditor even used Monster Hunter Rise’s in-game options to mimic her fluffy golden hair and mark her hunter’s face with Isabel’s nose and fur.
Dressed as our girl Isabelle in Monster Hunter Rise. Is it cute or cursed? from AnimalCrossing
Many fans on the Reddit thread seemed to think that Isabelle’s outfit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons was both blessed and cursed. They applauded Jigenrqz_22 for taking the time and effort to combine the two fandoms together and really make his hunter look like the popular NPC ACNH. However, since the costume was created by fans, and not officially released by Capcom developers, it seems that there is something unnatural in the hunter’s appearance. Another fan also suggested that the outfit would probably look less cursed if they removed the face paint, which the Redditor agreed with.
Fortunately, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Monster Hunter Rise are games for the Nintendo Switch. This probably means that Nintendo has a high chance of an official collaboration between the two video games. Older Monster Hunter games previously had official partnerships with Nintendo, and some Animal Crossing characters were added to previous games as hunter weapons and armor or Paliko. Hopefully this means that both companies will work together to officially enable Animal Crossing in the future.: New Horizons in a hunting game. In the meantime, fans will just have to wait for updates from the developers themselves.
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be played on the Nintendo Switch.