Tag Archives: Animal Crossing: City Folk
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 13:43 BST
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said he sees three titles being released this year – Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii Fit Plus – to sell over ten million units.
“I believe each of these three software titles have the potential to surpass 10 million copies worldwide in the whole fiscal year,” said the exec, speaking in an investor Q&A released by Nintendo yesterday.
He added: “We recognise this Q1 result is not the strongest and closer to the lower parameters of our expectations, but we expect we can reverse the situation through the full-fiscal year and therefore did not revise out forecast.”
Mario Galaxy 2 to sell a billion units at launch? Bet on it.
Fri, Oct 03, 2008 | 09:20 BST
On Gamespot. There’s a picture of a cartoon horse standing in front of a sign that says “happy” there, which should give you some idea of what to expect.
Take a look.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 23:42 BST
According to this Kombo story, Nintendo’s confirmed that Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City – the more sensibly named Animal Crossing: City Folk in the US – will support a USB keyboard.
There’s going to be lots of typing involved in Tom Nook’s new, plat du jour, clearly. There is literally nothing else we can say about this. So we won’t.
Fri, Sep 12, 2008 | 11:12 BST
According to this Vooks story, Animal Crossing City Folk is to be renamed Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City for release in Australia.
The news comes from the OFLC rating for the game.
It’ll probably be changed in the rest of the world next. Look, Australian censors. We know you like things just so, but stop making things worse for the rest of us?
Mon, Sep 08, 2008 | 07:36 BST
According to this Destructoid story, Nintendo confirmed at a GameStop manager’s conference in Las Vegas yesterday that the Animal Crossing: City Folk and Wii Speak bundle will cost $70 in the US.
The pack, announced at E3, will be out before the end of the year.
It’s previously been reported that the game will release on November 16 and Wii Speak is to cost $30 as a stadalone peripheral, but this has never been confirmed.
More through the link.
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 | 17:08 BST
In the wake of July’s NPD figures, we thought we’d look at just how well the ‘big three’ have fared over the last seven months by tallying all hardware data for 2008.
We all know Nintendo is having a fantastic year, but just how well is Wii doing?
Microsoft and Sony are fighting their own high-def battle, but how big is the margin between the two, and who has the lead?
After the drop.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 | 12:27 BST
Logitech will soon be launching a cordless keyboard for Nintendo Wii, IGN reports.
The peripheral manufacturer has obtained an official license from Nintendo, and the keyboard is designed for use in conjunction with “mass communication” titles such as Animal Crossing: City Folk.
The keyboard will launch in August for $49.99. No price or date for Europe was given.
More through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 | 09:16 BST
Speaking at Nintendo’s roundtable chat with journalists at E3 last night, Nintendo designer Katsuya Eguchi said that you will be able to wirelessly transfer your character and items from Animal Crossing: Wide World DS to AC: City Folk on Wii.
Unfortunately only that feature alone was detailed.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 13:09 BST
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 09:19 BST
Gamespot got to go hands-on with Animal Crossing: City Folk yesterday, following the game’s announcement in the Nintendo E3 press conference. Snip:
We performed some of the usual activities, including fossil digging and weeding. We also joined Hannah in some fishing, though surprisingly, none of these controls involve waggling the remote in any way. To cast your line into the water, you hit the A button; ditto for reeling it in. Sadly, we didn’t get to leave the town and head for the city. According to Nintendo, however, the city opens up new innovations within the franchise. The most intriguing of these may be the auction house, where you and your friends can put items up for bid. You can also visit Gracie’s store, where you can buy seasonal items unavailable at other times of the year. Happily, though, she won’t be replacing the entrepreneurial Tom Nook, who will still set up shop in your town.
Shots and a movie here.
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 07:54 BST
After the break. The game was announced in the Nintendo press conference at E3 tonight. It’s Animal Crossing. On Wii. You can get your hair cut, and everything.
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 08:13 BST
Live from its E3 conference at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Nintendo Katsuya Eguchi has announced that Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii will be out this year.
“Players are free to do thing their own way”, he says. “Even when you are not playing the game, the animals in Animal Crossing still get up in the morning and go to bed at night.”
He goes on to detail a brand new city with a unique auction site, beauty salon and all manner of things. However, the biggest news is Wii Speak, a brand new service that lets you talk to all players anywhere in the world.
Katsuya Eguchi finished the presentation by saying, “You talk to your friends, or even make new ones.”