The way later Animal Crossing titles have scrolled make it appear to the player that the game world is round. Zoom the camera out past the confines of a DS/3DS/TV screen, though, and the world is not so much round as it is a giant, habitable roll of toilet paper.
Today is a day where it is hard to feel good about anything. Last night I called my dad crying, in despair about what my country has done. When I tried to think of reasons to get out of bed this morning, I took some comfort in the cozy world of Animal Crossing.
The update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf has added a range of new Nintendo themed Fortune Cookie prizes, including a Wii U. While game consoles have been present as items in Animal Crossing since the 2001 Gamecube release, the wording on the fortune that nets you a Wii U is pointed, to say the least.
Before the Welcome amiibo update dropped earlier this week, I hadn’t played Animal Crossing: New Leaf in seven months. I was nervous to go back in. Would my town be in shambles? Would everyone have left?
Haven’t played Animal Crossing: New Leaf in and want to jump back in for the new update? You can now sell your town to Tom Nook and start over, money in tow. For some, this might present an attractive option, but many players are finding that Nook never shows up to negotiate, and their town gets deleted in the process.
If you’ve been collecting the many Animal Crossing amiibo figurines or cards released over the last year, good news: they’re more useful now.
Of all the weird and wonderful characters in Nintendo’s pantheon of talking animals/plumbers/fungi, I think I like Animal Crossing’s Resetti the best. Even if he is a big ol’ meanie.
Some adventures cannot begin without naming your character. It’s when Final Fantasy Clouds can be Squalls. Or Freds. Some games provide the option to change your character’s name at the start screen. Others integrate protagonists’ intros and renaming prompts in clever ways. These five games do the latter.
Today, Nintendo announced that it’s releasing Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem apps for mobile devices.
Watching an estimated 70-hour Animal Crossing 100 percent “speedrun” is hard. I keep popping into rolfkon’s stream to try and follow his attempt, but then start getting sympathetic feelings of drowsiness. Even too sleepy to ask why it says “cum” in the bottom left.
For her birthday one year, I came up with a brilliant plan to pay off my sister’s housing loan. All it took was a lot of love, and a gift of a common house cockroach.
No, thank you, Animal Crossing.
The glowing signal from a piece of tech wants your attention. It tells you something is waiting for you. So every time I open up the case to my 3DS and I see that little green light I get excited. I’m a big fan of StreetPass.
Happy Leap Day! Now get back to work.
Leaving Isabelle in charge during an extended visit to another game entirely, the Villager returns to find his Animal Crossing town in a slightly more socialist state than he left it. Oh that Isabelle.
For whatever reason, there hasn’t been a proper Animal Crossing game on the Wii U yet. If there was, though, it could look a lot worse than this effort by TheBitBlock.
Lottie from Animal Crossing joins the Amiibo army today. She’s a Target exclusive in the States (Best Buy in Canada). I know this because I am a well-informed member of the gaming press, and not because I was at Target when they opened this morning, dammit.