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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...

News: Animal Crossing Spreads The Holiday Cheer In This Adorable New Trailer

Animal Crossing Spreads The Holiday Cheer In This Adorable New Trailer

Rock around the Christmas tree with K.K.

What better way to spend Christmas morning than snuggle up by the fireplace, grab a delicious glass of egg nog, and load up a game of Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS? Nintendo is hoping that consumers will decide to do just that, as it's advertising the game again this holiday season...

News: Animal Crossing Plaza To Be Updated Tomorrow

Animal Crossing Plaza To Be Updated Tomorrow

Bringing familiar faces and more reasons to pay a visit

The Wii U's first taste of Animal Crossing will be getting a beefy update very soon, as announced in today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts. On 14th November an update will be released with a few new features, emphasizing interactivity and the Miiverse community. Adding stamps to Miiverse posts,...

News: These Animal Crossing Plushies May be Hard to Resist

These Animal Crossing Plushies May be Hard to Resist

Cuteness overload

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been around for a good while now, but there are still plenty of 3DS owners accumulating a worrying number of hours as they build their perfect towns. If charming and compulsive is a combination you enjoy, it's still quite possible the best game out there. We'd suggest some of the biggest fans may be...

News: Animal Crossing Team to Utilise Hardware Capabilities to Drive Innovation for the Franchise

Animal Crossing Team to Utilise Hardware Capabilities to Drive Innovation for the Franchise

Social network sharing prominent in New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been a major hit on the 3DS, earning significant success in Japan before achieving impressive results in the West. It's been remarkable how its attracted a sizeable audience that incorporates a wide range of gamers, taking over social networks for a notable spell after...

News: Get a 2DS + Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £129.99 at Nintendo UK Store

Get a 2DS + Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £129.99 at Nintendo UK Store

Not a bad price to indebt your life to a raccoon

Should you happen to be in the market for a brand new 2DS and a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, then just sidle on into the inconspicuous tent the Nintendo UK store has set up in the town plaza. The online store is currently offering a 2DS of either colour paired up with New Leaf for £129.99, a...

Video: Here Are Some Reasons to Love Animal Crossing: New Leaf, If You Need Them

Here Are Some Reasons to Love Animal Crossing: New Leaf, If You Need Them

No mention of silly hats, strangely

Earlier this summer one game seemed to be absolutely everywhere, and it didn't have any controversy or gun fights in sight, unless you count shooting balloons with a slingshot — Animal Crossing: New Leaf. For a good number of us it's probably still quite a distraction, as daily chores and tree shaking can be...