Here’s a new Animal Crossing 3DS scan from the Japanese magazine Famitsu. There’s a couple new screenshots/features to be found so make sure to take a good look at the scan.
Latest Animal Crossing News
I got some sad news here folks. Animal Crossing 3DS has been confirmed for Early 2013 in Europe. Based on this and the lack of the game being mentioned on the American Nintendo Direct we can assume the same for North America. That last bit however is not confirmed. Stay tuned.
Keep in mind this is pure speculation but the English Nintendo Direct just ended with no mention of Animal Crossing 3DS while the Japanese one had a 3 minute video saying 2012. Again, just speculation but does this imply a 2013 release for North America/Europe? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
It’s actually a rather long video! 3 minutes long! 2012 release date! Iwata is talking over it but it’s in Japanese. Video will be uploaded here in a few minutes! Hold tight.
The first of today’s Nintendo Direct events (the Japanese one) starts in just 10 minutes. Click here to watch it or use the embed after the break. As always, I will be posting any new Animal Crossing news on the blog so don’t worry about watching it if you get bored.
UPDATE: Since this post was published, Nintendo of Ameria and Nintendo of Europe have announced their own events. They will both be broadcasted an hour after Japan’s. For those keeping track that means Midnight EDT/9PM PDT for NoA/NoE. I suspect these events will contain mostly the same content, just in English with Japan-only games removed.
We just got word of a new Nintendo Direct event being held in less than 24 hours. It will be broadcasted at Noon JST on Friday and at 11PM EDT/8PM PDT on Thursday. Keep in mind that for the moment we only know of a Japanese broadcast. Click here for a countdown clock.
It’s not guaranteed that we will see anything Animal Crossing 3DS related but we can hope! Luckily, we only have to wait 24 hours to find out.
In case anyone wanted to know, Nintendo of America president Reggie has confirmed to Kotaku that an Animal Crossing game is still in development. I don’t think anyone actually thought it was cancelled or anything but it’s nice to hear Nintendo acknowledge the game’s existence still!
Nintendo’s 3DS version of Animal Crossing, announced eons ago and slated for a fall Japan release, just no-showed E3. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime tells Kotaku: “Animal Crossing is a game that is in development.” That’s all we got!
Unfortunately, Reggie dropped no hints regarding a release date so we still don’t know if it’s coming outside of Japan this year or next year.