Nintendo ended August and kicked off September with a new trailer that offers up a nice introduction to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The house-decorating, client-pleasing entry is coming to Nintendo 3DS in North America on September 25, with Europe following on October 2, and you can see the latest footage after the jump.
Nintendo brought New Nintendo 3DS XL to North America back in February, but for a while it seemed those in the region might not see the smaller version with swappable cover plates. That will change soon when Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches on September 25 with the option of a special bundle that packs the game with the more compact New Nintendo 3DS. More after the jump.
Japanese idol singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu previously worked with Nintendo to promote New Nintendo 3DS, and now she's in the Animal Crossing world mixing it up with the likes of Isabelle and the ruthless Tom Nook. More after the jump.
Nintendo is cooking up some more Animal Crossing for everyone, and the series is getting its own batch of amiibo, as well. Both Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival were revealed, and you can see the footage after the jump.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf debuted in Japan back in November 2012 before making its way to the west the following summer, so in Internet Time it's practically ancient. Nevertherless, Nintendo is coming out with some incentive for you to clean up your town and pluck all those weeds, because previously Japan-only DLC is on the way to North America. Hit the jump for more.
Last week we posted about a Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate collaboration that puts your Palico in Sonic the Hedgehog gear. That's not all Felynes will be dressing up as, because Capcom also outlined plans to mix them in with the quaint world of Animal Crossing. Hit the jump for a trailer and more.
If you were worried about only being able to play as one type of Animal Crossing Villager in Super Smash Bros., fear not! Masahiro Sakurai has you covered with the Pic of the Day, showing that you can play as the girl Villager, as well, thanks to a variety of options. Hit the jump for a quick pic.
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai recently unveiled another new addition to the 3DS version of the game. Those who play the next brawler on Nintendo's portable will get to throw down on Tortimer Island from Animal Crossing. Hit the jump for a couple pics.
Even if you know just about everything about Animal Crossing, you should get a kick out of Did You Know Gaming's exploration of the series after the jump.
PBS' Idea Channel observes that in Animal Crossing, as mayor of your town, success is defined by maintaining friendships with your townspeople and collecting natural resources to cultivate the perfect town and wonders if this promoting otaku tendencies? Could it be true that the "simple game for kids, with cute animals and bright colors" fosters otaku obsessiveness? See what they have to say after the jump.