animal crossing

The Dream Nintendo Game That Was Never Released

Shigesato Itoi (Mother), Shigeru Miyamoto (Mario, Zelda) and Tsunekazu Ishihara (Pokemon), all working on the same game? We should have known it would be too good to be true.


Mario Kart 8 Is Now Officially The Cutest Mario Kart Ever

Mario Kart 8’s second batch of DLC finally came out today. Just like the first round that added Zelda and F-Zero stuff into the mix, this one looks pretty rad. Perhaps more importantly, it also looks ridiculously, disgustingly cute.


Brave Human Trying To 'Finish' Animal Crossing, Live

Awesome Games Done Quick have finished some difficult games over the last few days, but surely none are as tough as Animal Crossing, a game that doesn’t even have what you’d call an “end”.


Animal Crossing Characters, Humanised In Sims 4

The Sims 4 community have already remade countless things in their current favourite game, and the partial cast of Animal Crossing is just one of the latest.


Beautifully Redrawn Animal Crossing Scene

Strange, yet lovely Animal Crossing art from a Japanese Pixiv user, who transformed a screenshot of 3DS game into something really special.


Don't Kill Orcs, Brew Beer For Them

We’ve been slaying lots of orcs lately around the Kotaku office/converted anti-orc nemesis death fortress lately — lots and lots, all thanks to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. But not all orcs want to kill or even fight. Some just want to drink. Orcish Inn‘s Animal Crossing-esque antics are for them.


Zelda, Animal Crossing Coming To Mario Kart 8

Didn’t like that stupid Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8? Please understand. Nintendo had something cooler coming later.


The Tropical Island Dilemma: Challenging Video Games' Stereotypes

According to video games, the only thing I’m interested in — when I’m not being lazy — is sunshine, fun and carefree living. In the world of video games, this is the stereotypical Caribbean person.


Almost Half Of The Animal Crossing: New Leaf Team Was Female

Almost half of the team working on Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS were women: that shouldn’t be newsworthy and, in a sense, it’s sort of tragic that it is, but what this great article by Wired demonstrates should be elementary: if you want to attract a female audience, you might want to have female developers creating video games.


Here's To The Video Games That Give You Things For Your Birthday

Gran Turismo 6 is joining that too-short list with its latest digital title update, according to the PlayStation blog. What else is there? Animal Crossing? And?