‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ video made in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up in Animal Crossing: New Horizons ACNH music video

There have been many incredible creations in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. From the Detroit Lions revealing their 2020 schedule in the game, to remaking Out Run, we’ve had some amazing innovations using the tools available. Now, however, we have none other than Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with a recreation of the music video.


The creator of this music video, @withnailmarwood, clearly had a great time putting this together, but he doesn’t know how long it took him. I think there’s an unspoken rule about not looking at how many hours you’ve spent in the game, so it’s probably best that he doesn’t check.

As if the video itself weren’t enough, we actually have a side-by-side comparison of “Never Gonna Give You Up” in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with the original video.


The level of detail that has gone into the video is really impressive. Of course, we understand that this isn’t going to be for everyone. In fact, anyone under a certain age won’t have a clue what this video is, and in the first place, many people only know the Rick Astley song from the meme. But for those of us who have been around a few decades, this is a blast from the past that’s great to see in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


Jamie Sharp
Started out playing Metroid 2 on the GameBoy at around 5 years-old, and now I write about games all day long. Can't play Switch and drive, I've tried. As time goes on the Switch is quickly becoming my favourite console of all time.