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News: Totaka's Song Infiltrates The Official Animal Crossing: New Leaf Website

Totaka's Song Infiltrates The Official Animal Crossing: New Leaf Website

Play it again, K.K. Slider

We love Easter eggs, and if you're a long-time Animal Crossing fan, you'll appreciate the hidden extra the which has been secreted in the official Animal Crossing: New Leaf website. Point your browser at this page, make sure your sound is turned on and click on musical pooch K.K. Slider in the middle of the image. You'll...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Localizers Talk Shop

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Localizers Talk Shop

Input began on the ground floor

Localization is often seen as a post-production task, but a new diary video for Animal Crossing: New Leaf shows that its cultural nuances were being considered well in the early stages of development. According to Reiko Ninomiya of Nintendo of America’s Treehouse division, she and other localizers began...

Profile: Kazumi Totaka - The Man Behind Animal Crossing's K.K. Slider

Kazumi Totaka - The Man Behind Animal Crossing's K.K. Slider

Jazz Hounds

It's barely more than a month before Animal Crossing: New Leaf finally hits western shores, and whilst we impatiently wait to get our paws on it we thought we'd take a look at the history behind one of the village's favourite regulars: K.K. Slider. With his country guitar and unique vocal style (who could forget such hit lyrics as...

Feature: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Atrocious Fish Puns

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Atrocious Fish Puns

Nibbling away at good taste

This is the first part of our man Jon's personal Animal Crossing: New Leaf diary, which is part of a Nintendo-organised "Mayor Program". You can read all about how we came to be involved in this article, where we also explain our reasoning for participating. With that out of the way, we hope you enjoy this first despatch...

Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Read our translation of events right here

Because of the overwhelming response to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf in Japan, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and some of the game's staff decided to have a another special Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct to share some of the comments they've received about the game. We start with game producer Eguchi...

News: South Korea Is Getting Animal Crossing: New Leaf Before North America And Europe

South Korea Is Getting Animal Crossing: New Leaf Before North America And Europe

Grumble, grumble

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is doing pretty brisk business in Japan, a fact which makes us western players all the more anxious to get our hands on it. So far, Nintendo has refused to give a solid release date for the game in this part of the world, instead vaguely stating that North America will get it "Q1/Q2" and Europe "Q2". Just...

News: Fresh Animal Crossing 3DS Details Emerge

Fresh Animal Crossing 3DS Details Emerge

Gardening store confirmed

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine is packed with details relating to the forthcoming 3DS installment of Animal Crossing, including news that the game will showcase a gardening store, thrift outlet and raccoon housing project — the latter being run by everyone's favourite exploitative landowner, Tom Nook. You'll also...

E3 2012: Animal Crossing Wii U Gets More Friendly with Miiverse

Animal Crossing Wii U Gets More Friendly with Miiverse

Friend finder

It's no surprise that Katsuya Eguchi, the creator of Animal Crossing and hardware producer on Wii U, is already thinking about how to combine the two. Speaking at last night's developer roundtable, Eguchi mused on how Wii U's Miiverse social network could enhance Animal Crossing's community. Eguchi said in the past people have had a...