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Amazon France removes September 28th release date

6 years ago 1 Comment

A month back we reported on Amazon France’s listing of September 28th as a release date for Animal Crossing 3DS. At the time I said that there might be a grain of truth to the date based on previous Amazon release date predictions. However since then the listing has been removed and the game is back to “Coming Soon”. Not a big update but I figured you guys might want to know. In other news we’re now just three weeks away from E3 2012. Get your hype on!

(thanks to Bidoof for the tip!)

You may be able to download Animal Crossing 3DS digitally

6 years ago 8 Comments

Nintendo held an investor meeting recently and at this meeting Iwata has revealed Nintendo’s plans to offer full retail games digitally on the eShop starting with New Super Mario Bros. 2 on the 3DS in August 2012. That’s pretty cool, but how does that relate to Animal Crossing you might say? Well, later in the meeting Iwata had the following to say about retail games going digital:

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New Animal Crossing 3DS screenshots from Nintendo Direct plus Japanese title!

6 years ago 15 Comments

Finally at last we have some new screenshots of Animal Crossing 3DS! Nintendo released four screenshots via it’s Nintendo Direct presentation. Iwata said that the game is well on the way into development and we should expect a release in Fall 2012 (Japan). The Japanese title for the game is “Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori” which translates to “Animal Crossing: Jump Out” in English however that translation is unofficial and the official English title may be different. You can find the screenshots after the jump.

Don’t forget to check out our new analysis of these new screenshots by clicking here! We’ll be covering all the Animal Crossing 3DS news up until it’s release so stay tuned to the blog. : )

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HOLD IT! There’s a new Nintendo Direct coming Friday at 11PM EST!

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That’s right folks! Nintendo will be holding a new Nintendo Direct conference this Saturday at Noon in Japan. For those keeping track at home that’s about 11PM on the East Coast of the US and about 8PM on the West Coast. To check the time in your area click this link. Keep in mind this will be a conference hosted by Nintendo Japan so it won’t be in English!

Never the less there’s still hope for Animal Crossing 3DS news along with Luigi’s Mansion 2 and other things. Hopefully this will be the event where we finally get new information on Animal Crossing 3DS. If not this event, definitely at E3 2012. Have hope Animal Crossing fans!

Amazon France says September 28th Release Date for Animal Crossing 3DS

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September 28th Amazon Rumor

Amazon France has updated their product page for Animal Crossing 3DS with a release date of September 28th 2012. I usually don’t report on release dates given by retailers like GameStop but I rarely have seen Amazon put up release dates that were unannounced so I think there’s a chance that this might be true. As usual, it isn’t an official date from Nintendo so don’t count on this date for sure. Sidenote: 55 days until E3 2012 where we’re sure to get new information on AC 3DS!

A Semi-Official Release Window for Animal Crossing 3DS! (according to OMN)

6 years ago 4 Comments

If you’re like me and the rest of the Animal Crossing fanbase you’ve been waiting a long time for the next Animal Crossing and finally we have a semi-official release window for Animal Crossing 3DS! Straight from the January edition of OMN (Official Nintendo Magazine) in the UK there’s an article detailing most of the new information from September which isn’t that new. However also in this preview is a ETA of Summer 2012! It’s kind of a big deal seeing as most of us have been expecting a holiday release this year. Anyway, if you want to see the entire preview the scans are below. Get hyped and pre-order Animal Crossing 3DS on Amazon!

Animal Crossing 3DS Developer Roundtable with Subtitles (lots of new information)

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Here’s the Animal Crossing 3DS Developer Roundtable from last September complete with English subtitles for your enjoyment. In this video you’ll see the developer team at Nintendo EAD answer questions about the game resulting in the most information on Animal Crossing 3DS to date. Get ready for 10 minutes of exciting new information! Here’s a summary below written by myself of the new information:

 

  • You are the mayor but you don’t have to play that aspect of the game much. You can sort of ignore it if you want.
  • Expanded clothing options (ex: shirts and pants because the characters are taller)
  • Boys can wear skirts
  • You can customize your town more freely (ex: customizable outside furniture like benches and streetlights)
  • The beach is greatly expanded
  • The railroad is back from the Gamecube game
  • There’s a shopping mall (so… they’ve basically incorporated ideas from the city into the main town)
  • The villagers height has been modified too. You can really tell the difference between a tall and short villager.
  • You now have a secretary “Shizu” who’s sort of your assistant since you’re the mayor now
  • You can take your furniture to shops to be modified
  • Stuff like changing patterns (ex: sofa cushions with a heart on them)
  • Before you could change the roof colour but those options have been expanded to walls, fences and even mail posts
  • Exchange your home design using Streetpass to be displayed as a model home to others
  • You can view houses of strangers now through Tom Nook
  • He’s now a real estate agent instead of a shopkeeper!
  • Lots of new music
  • The entire village overall is larger
  • The sound director plays a new song from the game for us (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-HIlN9bnj0&t=9m2s)
  • The game’s release is still a while away