Was Animal Crossing almost Human Crossing? Files unearthed in the massive Nintendo “Gigaleak” suggest that homo sapiens were once intended to appear in the first entry of the popular life-sim series, a Japan-only release called Animal Forest.
The Nintendo gigaleak has uncovered an awful lot about some of Nintendo’s most-beloved franchises. You can leave all your Super Marios and Star Foxes at the door, however, as the leaks have recently uncovered plans for a Pokémon MMO dating back as early as 2004.
These big Nintendo leaks aren’t just for curiosity’s sake; there’s a real practical element to them as well, like the fact modders have been able to find lost and unused enemies in titles like Super Mario 64 and get them back in the game.