Latest Posts: Speculation

Animal Crossing Wii U announcement coming soon? Hisashi Nogami says “that’s difficult for me to answer at the moment”

7 years ago 2 Comments


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:

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Nintendo bringing its character IP to mobile devices – should we fear for Animal Crossing?

7 years ago 7 Comments


It’s happening at long last. Nintendo has just announced today a new agreement with Japanese mobile game company DeNA to bring Nintendo’s intellectual property, including characters, to mobile devices. This new deal includes the potential for any and all Nintendo IPs to be developed for mobile devices in collaboration with DeNA. There will be no exceptions to any individual IP: the deal covers them all, including Animal Crossing.

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Director tell fans to “stay tuned for more information about Animal Crossing next year!”

8 years ago 13 Comments


Aya Kyogoku, the director of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, took to Miiverse today to remind everyone of the impending closure of the Animal Crossing Plaza application on Wii U. As we’ve known since the release of the plaza back in 2013, the application will be closing this month. The last chance to download it from the Nintendo eShop is December 21st, so here’s your chance to check it out if you haven’t yet.

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The worldwide versions of Animal Crossing: New Leaf are likely running Version 1.1

9 years ago 5 Comments


A few months ago, a software update was released for the Japanese and South Korean versions of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The update fixed a number of bugs in the game including crashes and an item duplication glitch.

Some have wondered whether our version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf would come preinstalled with the updated version or if it would arrive at a later date through a download.

Thankfully, we can confirm that at least the German game is running version 1.1 or higher and most likely the other localized games are as well.

The confirmation comes in the form of a video of the German game with the third Update option available on the main menu, an option introduced into the game with version 1.1 therefore indicating the game is running version 1.1 or higher.

(thanks to BigJC on TBT for pointing this out)

Retailer ShopTo listing the Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL Bundle

9 years ago 25 Comments


Just hours after a new Nintendo Direct was announced for North America and Europe, UK retailer ShopTo has listed the Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL Bundle on their website for £189.

Remember, retailers can be wrong and this is not an official confirmation. However, the bundle appearing 2 days before a 3DS Nintendo Direct is certainly suspicious. We’ll let you know if there’s any updates or listings from other retailers.

UPDATE: ShopTo has since removed the page from their website. Was it a mistake or did Nintendo tell them to take it down? Find out on the Nintendo Direct tomorrow I guess!

UPDATE 2: Annnnnd it’s back up as the bundle has been officially announced. Pre-orders are available on ShopTo right now.

(via Nintendo Everything)