Animal Crossing Series News


Nintendo Rolling Out New amiibo and Game Functionality This Year

By Brittany Vincent, Jan 21, 2016 6:20am PST

This new Wolf Link amiibo will have you howling for more. More amiibo.


Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review: Inferior Decoration

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2015 10:45am PDT

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer takes just one mini-game from the series, strips out some of the complexity, and makes you do it over and over again. Our review.


"Yeah looks like a stand alone game of my least favorite part of the game. "

- Turd Ferguson see all 4 comments

New Nintendo 3DS XL bundles for Animal Crossing and Tri Force Heroes coming this fall

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 31, 2015 2:35pm PDT

A pair of New Nintendo 3DS XL bundles have been unveiled, one for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, both set to arrive this fall.


"Already sold out completely due to scalpers, you just missed it."

- Zollington see all 10 comments

E3 2015: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival announced

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2015 9:34am PDT

Today on Nintendo's digital presentation, the company announced an Amiibo-focused board game called Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival. 


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate June DLC features Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry, and more

By Daniel Perez, Jun 05, 2015 6:50am PDT

Capcom has announced new pieces of free downloadable content for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.


"There are free palicos and an item pack (previous) for download too, so check all the download ..."

- capt tripps see all 4 comments

Mario Kart 8 DLC gets Animal Crossing tracks, characters, and more

By Daniel Perez, Apr 15, 2015 4:35am PDT

Get ready to race in the world of Animal Crossing as Nintendo has announced a number of characters and tracks will be based on its popular series.


Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer plays house on 3DS this fall

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2015 3:51pm PDT

There's a new installment of the Animal Crossing franchise coming to Nintendo 3DS and it include Amiibo... sort of.


Nintendo explains why Animal Crossing is not a fit for smartphones

By Steve Watts, Mar 31, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Animal Crossing is best-suited for portable systems, but the series producer says it's more complex than people realize and therefore wouldn't be a good fit on smartphones.


Animal Crossing on Wii too formulaic, says Nintendo

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 8:45am PDT

Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Wii version of the game that followed the hit DS version, was too much like prior games, and helped encourage the company to try more new ideas in New Leaf.


"I guess you don't play a lot of Nintendo games to be making that statement."

- Grape Flavor see all 5 comments

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold 7 million

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2014 9:00am PDT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has now crossed 7 million copies sold worldwide, more than a year after its initial Japanese release.


"That's a a whole lot of sold games. Never really played an Animal Crossing game, but I keep ..."

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Animal Crossing Plaza for Wii U announced, out now

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2013 8:15am PDT

Animal Crossing is on Wii U! Well, sort of. Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing Plaza for Wii U, which is available to download off the eShop right now.


Animal Crossing: New Leaf review: owing a debt

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2013 10:00am PDT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf attempts to mix up the formula by giving you mayoral power over your bustling town. Does it liven up the life simulator series? Our review.


"So... I should be glad I skipped the Wii version so as to make this feel more fresh. Gotcha."

- RaptorII see all 23 comments

Animal Crossing's Mr. Resetti made optional because he made players cry

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2013 2:30pm PDT

The development team of Animal Crossing: New Leaf talks about why they revised the game to make Mr. Resetti optional and reduce Tom Nook's role.


"That's pretty funny. He was annoying, though. I'm going to be enabling him for old times sake, ..."

- MetaSaval see all 7 comments

Animal Crossing: New Leaf coming June 9

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2013 6:55am PST

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is coming June 9, Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct presentation today.


Animal Crossing: New Leaf finally gets a US trailer

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Fishing! Catching butterflies! Moving furniture! Picking flowers! Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS brings back the relaxing activities franchise fans have come to expect.


"My favorite past-time is completely messing up trying to catch bugs, how did they know?"

- PlayfulPuppy see all 2 comments