Animal Crossing Wii U announcement coming soon? Hisashi Nogami says “that’s difficult for me to answer at the moment”
As many of you know, Nintendo’s latest big release Splatoon launched today on Wii U. Luckily for us, Engadget has published an interview with the producer of the game Hisashi Nogami alongside the release! But who is Hisashi Nogami?
Hisashi Nogami is a top developer at Nintendo, where he has directed Animal Crossing games from the original through to City Folk on the Wii. More recently, his attention has been focused on the Wii U OS software, and of course Splatoon. We can only assume he is working on the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as well.
Thanks to the folks at Engadget, we got a little Animal Crossing question in at the end of the interview for us to twist and speculate on:
So my very last question then is: When are we going to see Animal Crossing on Wii U?
Well, that’s difficult for me to answer at the moment! Yup. That’s pretty much all we can say.
What I will say is that you may have seen an announcement recently about an Animal Crossing product coming out on the 3DS… I can tack that on to the end of my response.
We shouldn’t take this too far, but it is certainly a telling response in the first line of the answer. Typically, you would expect an answer akin to “no plans at this time” or “nothing to announce at this time”, but it looks like he might have made a little slip in this response.
Personally, I believe we can expect a formal announcement in the not-so-distant future judging by Mr. Nogami’s response indicating that it would be unwise for him to give a true answer to the question right now. At the very least, it’s essentially a confirmation that the game exists. Keep an eye on Nintendo’s Digital Event at E3 next month.
We’ll be launching a new website before E3 to reflect the expansion of our coverage beyond Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Catch us at AnimalCrossingWorld.com soon! In the meantime, stay locked here for more news on Animal Crossing for Wii U and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.