Many of the presentations at last month's Game Developers Conference are now available to view for free on the GDC Vault website, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf producer Katsuya Eguchi and co-director Aya Kyogoku's "How to Turn a New Leaf at the Animal Crossing" and Castlevania pioneer Koji Igarashi's "There and Back Again: A Metroidvania Tale". The videos include all of the slides used in the talks, as well as a chapter selection menu so you can skip right to the topic of your choice if you don't have time to watch the entire discussion.

In the 45-minute "How to Turn a New Leaf at the Animal Crossing," the Animal Crossing creators discuss everything from the core themes of the Animal Crossing series to the development team's efforts to appeal to a diverse audience of all genders and ages. Igarashi-san's hour-long "There and Back Again" features the Symphony of the Night and Aria of Sorrow creator's advice on how to design a Metroidvania game, and hints at his potential future projects.

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