Four Animal Crossing games have been released spanning over four console generations. Where might hte series go from here?
Nintendo’s Aya Kyogoku offered some vague words to GiantBomb in a recent interview, noting that she hopes more Animal Crossing games will become available and will appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers.
“It’s hard to say what Animal Crossing is going to look like in 10 years, but I do hope it’s still around and it’s reached out to an even wider range of audience. At the same time, I really hope it stays as franchise that’s both enjoyable to newcomers and people who’ve enjoyed the franchise for all this time.”
Producer Katsuya Eguchi added some words of his own, too:
“In 20 [or] 30 years, when the users in that time are playing, I would like to say ‘when mom and dad were young, we were playing Animal Crossing, too!’. It would be great if we could say something like that. It might actually turn out that I’m more of a grandpa or grandma, but even then, it’d be great to say ‘back in my day, we used to play like this!’”
Thus far, there have been two NES Remix games. Both, obviously, only include titles from the NES era.
But how about something like SNES Remix? Or GBA Remix? This is actually something that director Koichi Hayashida is open to.
Hayashida told IGN in a recent interview:
“Well personally I’m a fan of those games, and I like them a lot. If there’s a big enough outpouring of support for these titles, it’s something I’d like to take a look at.”
“Well, personally, I have a large desire to explore that very idea (Super Nintendo/Game Boy Advance in future Remix games). But it really harkens back to the answer I just gave. Does the marketplace want it or need it?”
“If we get a big enough cry for that, with a lot of people saying, ‘Hey, we’d love to see more of these perhaps for the SNES, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance,’ then it would be something we can take a look at.”
Retailers have started to open pre-orders for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call with the game having been officially announced for the west today. Amazon is taking reservations here, though you can also pre-order on GameStop here. The game will launch later this year.
Thanks to Jake for the tip.
The latest Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:
1. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
2. LEGO The Hobbit – Warner Bros. Interactive
3. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
4. New Super Mario Bros. U – Nintendo
5. New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
6. The LEGO Movie Videogame – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive
8. Sports Connection – Ubisoft
9. LEGO City: Undercover – Nintendo
10. Zelda: Wind Waker HD – Nintendo
1. Pokemon X – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Y – Nintendo
3. Yoshi’s New Island – Nintendo
4. LEGO The Hobbit – Warner Bros. Interactive
5. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Nintendo
6. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo
8. The LEGO Movie Videogame – Warner Bros. Interactive
9. Mario Party: Island Tour – Nintendo
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo