Classic Gamecube villagers likely returning in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

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Could some classic Gamecube villagers be returning to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer? It seems quite likely!

Four of the classic Animal Crossing villagers left behind on the Gamecube have been spotted in both the game’s character icon images, and villager portrait images. Based on this, it seems quite likely that these villagers will be returning in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer through a later series of Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards or downloadable content.

The four villagers are:

  • Claude
  • Maddie
  • Louie
  • Carrie

Backing this information up is the presence of Carrie, one of the four villagers mentioned, in the base game already. It feels relatively safe to assume the other three are in the game if she is and hasn’t appeared in an Animal Crossing game since the Gamecube. Here’s an E3 2015 screenshot from Nintendo showing her:

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Furthermore, there’s also another sixteen classic villagers with character icons, but no villager portraits in the files. These could very well be returning in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as well, but since they are lacking icons in the villager portrait files, I’m not ready to assume they’re in the game quite yet.

These villagers are the following:

  • Murphy
  • Spike
  • Boots
  • Huck
  • Paolo
  • Ursala
  • Kamaboko
  • Monpe
  • Gonzo
  • Billy
  • Sprocket
  • Rex
  • Buzz
  • Piper
  • Tybalt
  • Stella

It’s absolutely fantastic to see these villagers finally returning to the Animal Crossing series again after over ten years of being left behind in new entries. Let’s hope they make it over to the next main series Animal Crossing game as well!

What’s your favourite? Did you have any of these in your Gamecube town? Let us know in the comments below! Check out our article on King Tom Nook from the game files as well.

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