has been named after a real-life grandmother who became famous after her grandson made a video showing off her 3,500+ hour Animal Crossing: New Leaf save game.
We have an official name for the new Wolf villager in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and her name is Audie! She may be named after the grandma who went viral last year for her 3500+ hours in New Leaf.
— Animal Crossing World (@ACWorldBlog) March 17, 2020
As noted by Animal Crossing World on Twitter, the new wolf villager in New Horizons has been revealed to be called Audie. The 88-year old Animal Crossing fan is called Audrey, but her in-game Mayor persona is known as Audie. While there has been no official confirmation from Nintendo, it does appear to be a hat-tip towards one of Animal Crossing’s most dedicated fans.
Audrey will, naturally, be joining in the fun when New Horizons launches. Last year her grandson Paul tweeted that she has now got a Nintendo Switch and is ready to play.For more, check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons review, as well as our list of every villager we’ve seen so far, including Audie.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.