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Nintendo has “already started thinking about what to do next” with Animal Crossing

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In an interview, Katsuya Eguchi of Nintendo has said the company has ”already started thinking about what to do next” in terms of the Animal Crossing series.

But it doesn’t sound like they’re too far along…

Here’s the full quote:

We have already started thinking about what to do next, but there is no concrete direction yet. First, we need to decide which hardware to develop a new Animal Crossing for, and then we want to use that hardware and find out what it’s capable of and what kind of features it provides. Then we can start thinking of elements of Animal Crossing and how we can realise them using the hardware. So until we discover these new inventions, we will not decide the direction.

At least their thinking caps are on though. Maybe we’ll even start to see a tease for a new title out of next year’s E3.


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  • Ni Boy October 29, 2013, 12:06 pm

    ACNL was so awesome so modern and fast pase I really enjoyed that game but when the 2ds and poke x was coming something had to go! But can’t wait for AC5

  • Shoxir October 29, 2013, 1:28 pm

    Are they seriously debating what hardware to develop for? Nintendo’s got 2 current gen systems right now, the 3DS and the Wii U. One of them already has an Animal Crossing game (which is bloody fantastic by the way). Not to mention there has been an animal crossing game on every Nintendo system since the gamecube. Is it REALLY that hard to figure out what system you should develop on next?

    • Dean October 29, 2013, 9:23 pm

      Since Gamecube? I think you mean Nintendo 64.

      • Nerissa October 30, 2013, 2:35 am

        Only in Japan! NA’s first AC was on Gamecube.

      • Randomguy October 30, 2013, 4:38 am

        Well actually it only came out on the N64 outside of the US. So for him, the first AC was GCN.

      • Shoxir November 1, 2013, 3:25 am

        Actually I do know about the N64 version, but we still had an Animal Crossing on every Nintendo system since Gamecube since we didn’t have an Animal Crossing on GBA.

  • Brandon October 29, 2013, 4:35 pm

    I hope they give the series a rest for a while — or at least until a new handheld is out. Nintendo has no place putting this series back on a console after all of the improvements StreetPass made to New Leaf. Besides, it’s just a more natural fit for a mobile device.

  • Peter Korman October 30, 2013, 1:43 am

    And this comes as a surprise to anyone? That’s like saying that Nintendo’s working on a new Mario game–they’re obviously doing it. They’d be fools to not be heavily working on it already. I mean, the Wii U isn’t doing too well, and Animal Crossing does sell well.

  • Alp October 30, 2013, 2:32 am

    Pleaseeeeeee make an AC for Wii U!!

  • vshredr October 30, 2013, 10:25 am

    I really only think they’re debating , because the Wii U’s sales aren’t nearly as good as the 3DS’ sales are now. Reminded that the 3DS sold horribly it’s first few months of life. It’s all just a matter of time.

    • Peter Korman October 31, 2013, 1:43 am

      Apparently Wind Waker HD boosted sales a lot. Clearly people are waiting for awesome-looking games before they purchase a $300 system. Bringing original games like Animal Crossing and Mario 3D World should get a lot more people to purchase.

  • Matthius October 30, 2013, 3:13 pm

    After animal crossing plaza on the wii u, I would be upset if I didnt see AC come to wii u. Animal Crossing was always a social game, and the wii u is a perfect platform with all of its social capabilities.

  • Jasmyn Wilson October 31, 2013, 2:07 pm

    I really hope Animal Crossing adds skin color choices. I mean, Pokemon has skin choice…POKEMON! They took two generations to even get a female character going. Get with the program AC!

    • Foxeh November 1, 2013, 3:12 am

      well, there is a way to change skin color. it’s tanning I believe

  • Foxeh November 1, 2013, 3:15 am

    Nintendo waiting for a new console is rather unfair, if they just released 3ds and WiiU not even two years ago, they should continue producing games for it. We won’t see another console for another 6 years or so, and it isn’t fair for people who just bought these new consoles and have to wait for a new one just to play animal crossing. Animal Crossing for WiiU should be the direction they’re going.