Animal Crossing: New Horizons is apparently so big with potential voters that 2020 presidential candidates want in. Starting right now, players can scan a QR code to add Joe Biden/Kamala Harris yard signs to their islands. Currently, users can download four different yard signs through the Nintendo Switch Online App. You can check out a guide to how to find QR codes for the game and download them here.
The news was first reported by The Verge, who spoke to the Biden campaign about its Animal Crossing plans.
“Animal Crossing is a dynamic, diverse, and powerful platform that brings communities together from across the world. It is an exciting new opportunity for our campaign to engage and connect Biden-Harris supporters as they build and decorate their islands,” Christian Tom, director of digital partnerships for the Biden campaign, told The Verge. “As we enter the final campaign stretch towards November, this is one way we are finding new creative and innovative ways to meet voters where they are and bring our supporters together.”
The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly forced Biden to rethink his approach to campaigning, forgoing in-person events for digital fundraisers and live streams. Still, presidential candidates reaching out to younger voters through Animal Crossing is an unexpected twist. The Biden campaign has also recruited a group of influencers to stream gameplay with the new yard signs throughout the day.