Archive for the ‘Animal Crossing’ Category

Wii Fit Mini Preview, Trailer, Pics

December 1, 2007

Wii Fit is to be released in North America sometime in 2008 (presumably earlier rather than later, but there’s no way to know). Here’s excerpts from a preview along with an official trailer and screenshots for Wii Fit.

Nintendo’s goal with [the] Wii is to attract [as] wide [of a] range of people to [play] Wii by using the system’s unique features, such as the motion control. Many of Nintendo’s games released for Wii have thus [far] seemed to incorporate motion control, and gamers seem to love it! Rather [than] swinging the Wii Remote to hit a tennis ball or pointing and clicking the Wii Remote to choose a correct answer, [players will use the new Wii Balance Board to play Wii Fit.“-Snoopdogga (full preview)

Nintnedo Wii Fit Balance Board

Playing a push-up game in Wii Fit.


Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board

Trying to balance perfectly in Wii Fit.


Thinking Outside the Village

October 24, 2007

Surprisingly, there’s been very little news concerning Animal Crossing for the Wii lately. Zelda was a launch title for Wii, Metroid is already out, and Mario is just a couple weeks away. But where’s AC?

Well, it takes quite a bit of time to transform a village into a city… well, maybe not a city, but AC Wii will not provide the same village experience that AC on Cube and DS did… because Animal Crossing for Wii will be the first MMO title for Wii. Not much info has been released, but it seems that AC Wii will go where no other game has gone before – the possibilities are endless. Let’s just hope friend codes aren’t part of Nintendo’s plan for the game.


Source: Next-Gen

Happy Birthday KK!

August 23, 2007

Two updates in one day for Brawl… but why?

Well, Yoshi’s final smash was the regular update, and then to celebrate Kazumi Totaka’s birthday, the inclusion of Go K.K. Rider was also revealed. I’m happy to see one of my favorite K.K. Slider tunes make it into Brawl, but you’re probably wondering who Kazumi Totaka is, exactly… and why he is so important to deserve a special update just for him. Well, for a brief history of Totaka’s mysterious legacy, watch this video:

Also, the last statement of the update for Brawl today said, “Heroes always arrive late.” No one can truly be sure what this means, but I’m guessing it means we’ll either be seeing an Animal Crossing playable character or that K.K. Song is hidden in Brawl somewhere. Leave a comment with your thoughts as to what it might mean. 😉

Super Smash Bros. “ABC”

July 31, 2007

4 new characters have already been announced for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, along with tons of new items and stages, among other things. I have a feeling that at least one more new character will be in SSBB, though. It might be Sonic, or maybe Ridley… but I think we’re going to see a character from Animal Crossing.

If no Animal Crossing character were to make it into Brawl, AC would be the only Nintendo franchise with both a stage (Smashville) and an item (the newly-revealed Pitfall) based off the series, but no character. But which AC character could hold his (or her) own in a SSB battle?

I don’t think it’d be a character in the background of a level, since it would be weird fighting with a character, and having them cheer you on at the same time… that rules out every character appearing in these screenshots. That means the playable AC character won’t be K.K. Slider or Tom Nook.

KK Slider

So who else from AC could really put on a show in Brawl? My best guess would either be Gulliver or Copper, since both are relatively popular, and neither appears in the background in the Smashville stage. Your guess is as good as mine if an AC character will make it into Brawl, and who it might be… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see who makes the cut.

Note: The “ABC” in the title stood for Animal Brawl Crossing.