Many of us have expected this for a while now but Nintendo of America has just confirmed via Twitter that Animal Crossing 3DS will be releasing in the first half of 2013 in the Americas. Meanwhile Japan will be getting the game on November 8th.
Furthermore, in their Animal Crossing tweet they specified first half of 2013 while for their Luigi’s Mansion (also releasing in 2013) tweet they specified first quarter of 2013.
Take it as you will but in my opinion this means a May or June release date rather than around March. Even if we won’t be getting the game soon, we will at least be getting lots of videos on the game leading up to the Japanese release.
Watch Iwata walk us through all the greatness of Animal Crossing 3DS in this 3 minute video from the August 29th Nintendo Direct! Unfortunately, it’s in Japanese. If you can translate this for the blog please contact me!
Oh yeah… we have an official release date for Japan now! November 8th. Save the date everyone!
In just one hour from this post the latest Nintendo Direct will be airing! Stay tuned for potential new screenshots and information on Animal Crossing 3DS. Keep in mind that this event will be in Japanese with captions unlikely to appear. Click here to watch the show or use the embedded player below!
Incase you were curious, Nintendo of America has confirmed to IGN that they will be not be hosting a corresponding Nintendo Direct tonight. That basically means don’t expect any details for North America tonight such as a release date. We’ll probably get a Japanese release date though.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what you’ve been waiting for since June. Nintendo has just announced an upcoming Nintendo Direct event at 8PM (Japan Time) on August 29th (Wednesday). At this time no regional events (America/Europe) have been announced however this may change soon.
It should be noted that Nintendo has said to expect no Wii U information so this event should be 3DS focused! Stay tuned as usual on this blog for all the latest news.