Devs Explain How Animal Crossing 3DS Will Be The Best Animal Crossing Yet

Devs Explain How Animal Crossing 3DS Will Be The Best Animal Crossing Yet

Producer Katsuya Eguchi and a trio of developers from the Animal Crossing 3DS team spend 10 minutes discussing how the latest iteration of the animal life sim will set itself apart from the rest. They had me at skirts and pants.

While I love me some Animal Crossing, the game hasn’t changed very much since its Nintendo 64/GameCube debut, so when a 3DS entry in the series was announced I didn’t get too excited.

After watching this developer roundtable from the Nintendo Channel, however, I’m a bit more optimistic. More customisation options, a larger play area, and new roles for both the player and that slave driver Tom Nook could make this new Animal Crossing game I’ve been waiting for.

As an extra special treat, the video ends with a live performance of one of the game’s new songs by sound director Kozumi Totaka, so relaxing I nearly fell asleep listening to it. Yep, this is an Animal Crossing game alright.

[NC US] Animal Crossing (3DS) – Developer Roundtable [YouTube — Thanks T.G.!]


  • Looks slightly promising but I think the only way I’d buy another AC is if they have every holiday it should have instead of some games skipping some that others had, more different kinds of clothing and design options, maybe special more special events that aren’t holidays like maybe there’s been a robber at night and you have to catch them, DLC that isn’t just unlocking shit already on the card, and most importantly jobs/better and more ways to make money like running a restaurant or something. But being mayor sounds kinda cool. And maybe cool multiplayer mini-games like racing and digging for treasure I dunno.

  • The problem with the Animal Crossing series is that the first game was so amazing and expansive that there’s not really much room for improvement.

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