178 episodes

Welcome to Haken: An Animal Crossing Podcast. If you love Animal Crossing, you've come to the perfect place. Join us every Tuesday to talk about all things Animal Crossing including speculation for Animal Crossing Switch, updates to Pocket Camp, and our own experiences with the game. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/haken-an-animal-crossing-podcast/support

Haken: An Animal Crossing Podcast ChuyPlaysNintendo

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Welcome to Haken: An Animal Crossing Podcast. If you love Animal Crossing, you've come to the perfect place. Join us every Tuesday to talk about all things Animal Crossing including speculation for Animal Crossing Switch, updates to Pocket Camp, and our own experiences with the game. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/haken-an-animal-crossing-podcast/support

    Ep. 178: 20th Anniversary of Animal Crossing

    Ep. 178: 20th Anniversary of Animal Crossing

    The Animal Crossing New Horizons collection at Build-A-Bear has finally been revealed. We start the show by discussing the Isabelle and Tom Nook plushies and how we felt about the reveal. We then talk about the potential new character and who we think it could be. From there, we start our celebration of Animal Crossing's 20th anniversary. That's right, the game is turning 20 this year and we take a look at some of our favorite moments since the game's release. We also talk about how we'd celebrate Animal Crossing if we were in charge. We end the show by asking our patrons what character they'd like to see from Build-A-Bear next.



    Time Stamps:

    0:00 - Theme

    0:06 - Intro + Casual Chat

    1:15 - Build-A-Bear Reveal

    29:32 - 20th Anniversary of Animal Crossing

    1:02:38 - Haken's Islander Corner

    1:07:34 - Outro Announcements



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 177: Build A Bear, Bunny Day, and Nook Points

    Ep. 177: Build A Bear, Bunny Day, and Nook Points

    Another new month to ring in some wonderful Animal Crossing art for the podcast from nyanvillager. This week has brought quite a bit of news for Animal Crossing New Horizons. The Build A Bear collaboration with New Horizons goes live later today. We start the show by making our predictions for what characters will be included. From there, we discuss how Bunny Day has gone for returning players. After that, we discuss the Nook Points update to the Nintendo Switch Online App. We go over all the rewards that are available and the cute fortunes we've gotten from Katrina. Finally, we ask our patrons how they feel about 



    Time Stamps:

    0:00 - Theme

    0:06 - Intro + Casual Chat

    1:17 - New Haken Art

    6:25 - Build A Bear Collaboration

    19:43 - Bunny Day Ends

    31:56 - Nook Points

    49:31 - Haken's Islander Corner

    59:02 - Outro Announcements



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    Ep. 176: Does Animal Crossing Need the Real Time Clock?

    Ep. 176: Does Animal Crossing Need the Real Time Clock?

    We got a chance to play with the Animal Crossing New Horizons Island Tour Creator. We go over our experience making trailers and posters for our island through this limited time feature. Bunny Day has also returned to Animal Crossing New Horizons. This is the first event that has been repeated in the game so we discuss how it differs from its first appearance. Finally, we get a little deeper with the series and dig into the real time clock in Animal Crossing. Has it been less important to the game, or is it still an essential part of the Animal Crossing experience? We ask our patrons what other companies they'd like to have collaborate with Animal Crossing New Horizons.



    Time Stamps:

    0:00 - Theme

    0:06 - Intro + Casual Chat

    1:20 - Island Tour Creator App

    9:49 - Bunny Day Beginneth

    27:45 - Does Animal Crossing Need the Real Time Clock?

    58:34 - Haken's Islander Corner

    1:04:07 - Outro Announcements



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 175: Celebrating 1 Year of New Horizons

    Ep. 175: Celebrating 1 Year of New Horizons

    Today, we celebrate 1 year of Animal Crossing New Horizons! The anniversary of the game took place over the weekend and it's such a special day for Animal Crossing fans. We start by going over the latest update and what players can expect to experience through the new content. We take a nostalgic trip back to the beginning of the game and discuss our favorite things throughout the year. Finally, we ask our patrons what their favorite moments of the game were in the first year.



    Time Stamps:

    0:00 - Theme

    0:06 - Intro + Casual Chat

    2:01 - 1 Year Update Info

    22:33 - New Horizons Nostalgia

    39:21 - Our ACNH Favorites

    1:01:14 - Haken's Islander Corner

    1:06:18 - Outro Announcements



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    Ep. 174: diyCrossing On Crafting Custom AC amiibo

    Ep. 174: diyCrossing On Crafting Custom AC amiibo

    It's a special day on Haken: An Animal Crossing Podcast as we got the chance to interview Brackenhawk who runs diyCrossing. They specialize in crafting custom Animal Crossing amiibo figures and we are huge fans of their work. Join us as we interview them about they're history with the Animal Crossing series, their process for crafting custom figures and all these great little insights into the art of Animal Crossing. They also talk a bit about the AC HD Texture Project. Finally, we ask our patrons what characters they want to see in the Build-A-Bear and Animal Crossing New Horizons collaboration.



    Time Stamps:

    0:00 - Theme

    0:06 - Intro

    1:26 - Shamrock Day Items

    4:00 - Interview with Brackenhawk

    1:05:40 - Haken's Islander Corner

    1:16:14 - Outro Announcements



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    Ep. 173: Mario, Autumn, and Island Updates

    Ep. 173: Mario, Autumn, and Island Updates

    Now that we've had time to play with the Mario items in Animal Crossing New Horizons, we figured it's time to talk about them! We start the show by going over all the cool things we've seen done with the Mario items and other ideas we have for how to use them. From there, we discuss autumn for our southern hemisphere friends and give some tips for that season. Afterwards, we give a quick update to what we've been doing around our islands. Finally, we ask our live audience what they would do for a spring update in New Horizons.



    Time Stamps:

    0:00 - Theme

    0:06 - Intro + Casual Chat

    1:40 - Mario Item Impressions

    23:44 - Autumn Tips

    47:56 - Live Audience Question

    59:29 - Outro Announcements



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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

Drum_Raider225 (ps4) ,

Yes

Kabuki build a bear plush gang

thatAnimalCrossingLover ,

Adorable, very informative, and oh so very animal crossing

Haken is a name that originated from the very first episodes so go give them a listen for the whole story.
Basically Chuy and his friends stumbled upon that name and liked it a lot so he used it ever since!
Love the show and have been listening since new horizons came out! I was looking for an animal crossing podcast and found this! I now can’t settle for any other animal crossing podcast, I love Nina’s giggle, Sergio’s chillness, and Chuy’s love of the game! These hosts are amazing and work great together, I highly recommend this show to any animal crossing lover.
I started playing animal crossing since I was a child and the music, graphics, and characters bring back so much nostalgia whenever the hosts talk about the older games.
My favorite episode is episode 42 the reveal of new horizons, the hosts (only Sergio and Chuy at the time) went bonkers and gushed for the whole episode, it was so adorable seeing them of the usual laid backness of things, so I highly recommend the episode.
My favorite villager is Midge! She not a very well known one but she has been my favorite since she was my neighbor in new leaf!
I also had bonbon in new horizons but let her go follow her pop star dreams just like Chuy, every time Chuy talks about her my heart fractures just a bit because I miss her so much, she was one of my first villagers along with Sylvia.
My most hated villager is PECK he is brain dead and has no real purpose on my island other than to sweep the dirt and put his dirty butt on the streets, he is a jock which makes oh so more obnoxious as he constantly brags about how many push-ups he did while underwater or his top secret workout regimen, when really I watch him pig out on sandwiches and donuts while wobbling around on his little bird legs.
As much as I’m ratting out on him I keep him on my island because we have history together and often getting rid of my first two I kept him because he was one of the three that came with the decorating plots in the very beginning of the game.
Thanks for reading my rant about the game and the podcast ( I know it was long) but I just want to say, I love this podcast almost as much as I love the game.

lilac c4t ,

Wow!

I love it! It is so informational and cute. It helps me and since there is something new each week if I don’t want to listen to this weeks episode I’ll go to a different one. I love it so much? One more thing, does anyone know what Haken means? I have no idea and I’m feeling kinda dumb.

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