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News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles and amiibo Pack Details

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Bundles and amiibo Pack Details

'Special' amiibo cards for character's houses not otherwise accessible

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is arriving in Europe on 2nd October, and the region's subsidiary has now confirmed release details of various bundles and packs that'll give all 3DS owners a chance to get hold of the game and some amiibo cards. The cards themselves are...

News: Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Play-Asia is taking pre-orders, though...

Slowly and surely, the stock scenario with amiibo has become a little better. Through a combination of Nintendo churning out stock and retailers trying to help fans, more of the figures have been up for grabs. It's still difficult for hardcore collectors, of course, but there have been signs of progress...

News: Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Same day as Happy Home Designer, in fact

Nintendo's Italian office has confirmed that Animal Crossing New 3DS cover plates will be coming to Europe on October 2nd - the same day that Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer hits the console. Three plates will be available, one showing Isabelle, the other portraying K.K. Slider and the third showing a...

First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Getting Cosy With Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

How to make a happy home

At Nintendo's E3 presentation two "spin-offs" based on the Animal Crossing series were shown: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival for Wii U, a Mario Party-style interactive board game, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for 3DS - an interior design based title. To focus on Happy Home Designer, it left many questioning...

News: Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a Breeze

Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a Breeze

No booting into the Home Menu here

Nintendo recently updated the Japanese website for the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the 3DS, and lots of new information about the sharing functionality within the game has been revealed. In addition to posting images to Twitter and Facebook via the Image Sharing feature - as was the case in...

News: Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the amiibo Focus of Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival

"‚ÄčI see these as spin-offs"

In the general trend of E3 delivering Nintendo franchises in unexpected forms, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on Wii U joined the previously announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as an unexpected update to the series. Aya Kyogoku, the series director, has been speaking to U

News: Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happy Home Designer and amiibo

"To be sure, Happy Home Designer can be played without any Amiibo cards."

It's safe to say that fan reaction has been rather mixed towards the amiibo-centric focus of the two upcoming Animal Crossing games for Wii U and 3DS. While it's far too early to definitively judge the quality of these upcoming games, it's very apparent that these new games...

Video: Avert Your Eyes, This Japanese Animal Crossing Commercial Features Shameful Groping

Avert Your Eyes, This Japanese Animal Crossing Commercial Features Shameful Groping

Poor Tom Nook

Nintendo is pretty unique in the video game industry because unlike Sony and Microsoft, it actually spends money reminding people that some of its evergreen hits are still on sale. Take this latest Japanese commercial for Animal Crossing: New Leaf - a game that originally launched in that region in 2012 - featuring pop star Kyary...

News: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Is Basically Mario Party With KK Slider And Company

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Is Basically Mario Party With KK Slider And Company

Coming later this year with 4 amiibo in tow

Those of you expecting a fully-blown Animal Crossing game at this year's E3 may be disappointed, as Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival - a board-game style game which brings to mind the Mario Party series. The four amiibo leaked previously will launch alongside the game. Animal...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Promises Domestic Bliss This September

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Promises Domestic Bliss This September

New trailer shown at E3 2015

We've known a fair amount about Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer since it was initially revealed, especially following details in a recent Japanese Nintendo Direct. Nintendo confirmed North American release details in today's Digital Event, with release due on 25th September. This title will see you use amiibo cards...

Rumour: Animal Crossing and Pixel 8-Bit Mario amiibo Look Set For E3 Reveal

Animal Crossing and Pixel 8-Bit Mario amiibo Look Set For E3 Reveal

Nintendo Spain is to blame this time

It seems that inadvertent E3 reveals are continuing to spill out, this time courtesy of a sloppy promotional email sent out by Nintendo Spain. In a mailing to promote the new amiibo announced during Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Special Presentation, it seems that some artwork has outlined more of the...

News: K.K. Slider Hat and Outfit Confirmed as DLC for Super Smash Bros.

K.K. Slider Hat and Outfit Confirmed as DLC for Super Smash Bros.

It's a dog's life

While Mario Kart 8 has provided two core packs of fairly substantial DLC, Super Smash Bros. has delivered a range of options with one new fighter so far - Mewtwo - and a batch of Mii Fighter outfits. When you add all of the Smash Bros. DLC together there's already a hefty selection, albeit the outfits are limited to specific...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, amiibo 3DS Portal and New Nintendo 3DS Hardware Dated for Japan

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, amiibo 3DS Portal and New Nintendo 3DS Hardware Dated for Japan

It's actually quite pricey

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer remains a bit of an oddity, at least in the opinion of this writer. It appears to be a rather simplistic game in which you decorate homes to satisfy cute characters, adopting one small part of AC charm into one package. It's also a vehicle for the first range of amiibo cards, which will...

Poll: With Races Won and Cups Collected, How Do You Rate Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2?

With Races Won and Cups Collected, How Do You Rate Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2?

And 200cc, for that matter

It's clear that Nintendo's approach to DLC has moved on a great deal when extras begin to take on the status of a brand new release. With April being generally low on enticing new releases, the big N successfully got plenty of current Wii U and 3DS gamers excited with DLC for existing evergreen blockbusters. In the case of...

Video: Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 Showcase

The Return of Baby Park

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines....again! The second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 is here and it is a must-buy piece of downloadable content if ever there were one. Even if Animal Crossing isn't your cup of tea, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this pack. How about another F-Zero track? Is Dry Bowser...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download Right Now

Rev up the engines

The time is here, with the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and software update now available to download; if you try and fire up your copy of the game it should automatically trigger a download update. Once that's done you can open up the game and set the DLC downloading - when that's finished you have various delights waiting for you...

Video: Nintendo Minute Races Around the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Nintendo Minute Races Around the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

On the starting grid

The Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 - or Mario Kart 8 X Animal Crossing, if you prefer - is now just days away, adding another eight tracks, three characters (four if you count Boy and Girl Villager separately) and four vehicles. There'll also be the 200cc mode as a free extra for everyone, too. One of the Wii U's finest games is about...