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News: Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Could Even Come to Wii U

Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Could Even Come to Wii U

"Everything is fine" with Nintendo, apparently

Last week we pointed your attention to iPad title Castaway Paradise, which has striking similarities to Animal Crossing and some aspects that would be familiar to Harvest Moon fans; all with a dash of micro-transactions, of course. Footage of the title, already out in countries such as Canada and New...

News: iPad Title Castaway Paradise Does A Pretty Convincing Impression Of Animal Crossing

iPad Title Castaway Paradise Does A Pretty Convincing Impression Of Animal Crossing

Tom Nook won't be pleased

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Nintendo must be feeling pretty flattered right now because we've just spotted an iPad game which looks an awful lot like Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Castaway Paradise is currently available on the Canadian, New Zealand and Vietnamese iPad App Stores, and it's fairly...

Video: Nintendo Minute Interviews Key Members of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Development Team

Nintendo Minute Interviews Key Members of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Development Team

Special QR codes for Zelda-themed clothes shared

Animal Crossing: New Leaf may have been on the market for a year, but we imagine there are still plenty of 3DS owners — of the millions that bought the game — that are still looking after their town and quirky residents. It's a franchise that continues to achieve impressive sales, with the latest...

Feature: Psycholodachi - What Makes Life Sim Games Addictive?

Psycholodachi - What Makes Life Sim Games Addictive?

The emotional connection to your Mii you never knew you had

The Western release of Tomodachi Life has been met with a surprisingly large amount of publicity. Granted, at least some of that was due to unexpected controversy, but as that discussion died down, popular interest remained. The rise of the life simulation genre is one of gaming's most...

Talking Point: Just How Similar Are Tomodachi Life And Animal Crossing?

Just How Similar Are Tomodachi Life And Animal Crossing?

Comparisons can both hinder and help, so allow us to educate

Since its announcement for release in the West, many commentators within the video games industry have drawn comparisons between the quirky upcoming Tomodachi Life and the beloved Animal Crossing series. In many ways it's an obvious link to make, as both titles put you in charge of a...

News: Animal Crossing and Metroidvania GDC Talks Now Available For Your Viewing Pleasure

Animal Crossing and Metroidvania GDC Talks Now Available For Your Viewing Pleasure

New Leaf and Castlevania devs discuss the intricacies of game development

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...

News: Animal Crossing's Katsuya Eguchi Explains How the Series Embraces Change

Animal Crossing's Katsuya Eguchi Explains How the Series Embraces Change

Keepin' it fresh

Staying up to date, while at the same time pleasing fans, is quite possibly one of the biggest issues for developers of games in franchises such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. The games have been around for many years and have amassed a huge fan-base that arguably expects Nintendo's popular franchises to...

News: Animal Crossing Creator Discusses How Mobile Apps Could Affect Your ''Second Home''

Animal Crossing Creator Discusses How Mobile Apps Could Affect Your ''Second Home''

Don't worry, there's not a microtransaction in sight!

Animal Crossing; New Leaf released over half a year ago on 3DS, but with something new to see and do every single day it has continued to live on as small, relaxing part of many player's daily routine. While attending the Game Developers Conference last week, series creator Katsuya Eguchi and New...

News: Nintendo Preparing to Ship New Animal Crossing: New Leaf Poster Sets, Fixing Club Nintendo Error

Nintendo Preparing to Ship New Animal Crossing: New Leaf Poster Sets, Fixing Club Nintendo Error

Applies to North American Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo is no stranger when it comes to attention to detail. Whether it’s the latest game or the classics, the company thrives on precision throughout its development and production processes. These production values appear to carry over to the Club Nintendo division as well, with a North American...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even Split Of Male And Female Developers

Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even Split Of Male And Female Developers

"Diverse" team has resulted in 7.3 million worldwide sales

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is unquestionably one of the 3DS console's most popular games, having found a receptive global audience and attracting players of both sexes. Producer Katsuya Eguchi and director Aya Kyogoku have been discussing the game's development process at GDC, and believe...

News: Nintendo Launches Animal Crossing: New Leaf Miiverse Drawing Event

Nintendo Launches Animal Crossing: New Leaf Miiverse Drawing Event

Shake the metaphorical trees of creativity, or something...

Nintendo has been making good use of Miiverse and Wii U title Art Academy: SketchPad in recent months, running events for the Year of Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Its latest event is for Animal Crossing: New Leaf; while it might seem late in the day for an event...

News: These Charming Animal Crossing: New Leaf Posters Are Available Now On Club Nintendo

These Charming Animal Crossing: New Leaf Posters Are Available Now On Club Nintendo

Only in North America, though

The Club Nintendo offerings in all regions occasionally throw up some real treats, and we think these Animal Crossing: New Leaf posters certainly fall into that category. They've popped up on the North American Club Nintendo with a cost of 500 coins, and they may just be worth it. Your hard earned coins can get you...

News: Updated Zelda and Animal Crossing 3DS Card Cases Arrive on Club Nintendo

Updated Zelda and Animal Crossing 3DS Card Cases Arrive on Club Nintendo

Hey, listen!

Some Club Nintendo items, regardless of region, do sell out rather quickly. Examples can be stylish game card cases, invaluable as they can hold plenty of games in one handy set while making you look rather snazzy at that next StreetPass meet-up. There was one released in North America in December 2012, for example, and it sold out...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Animal Crossing Helped 3DS Turn Over a New Leaf

12 Days of Christmas - Animal Crossing Helped 3DS Turn Over a New Leaf

A game for all

While a number of 3DS titles have performed well for Nintendo in 2013, Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been a notable success story. While its core sales numbers have been impressive, it's perhaps been the cultural impact of New Leaf that's been the most pleasing for those keen to see 3DS success. To give some context of how well...

Competition: The Twelve Days of Animal Crossing Christmas

The Twelve Days of Animal Crossing Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas...

Here's a competition that we are offering in conjunction with our friends at Nintendo UK — and is limited to the UK — which is sure to get you into the Christmas mood. The winner will get £100 eShop credit, while four runners up will each get £50 eShop credit. To enter, simply record a video of you (and...