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Japan getting new Animal Crossing merchandise

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On Nintendo’s official Japanese website they have made listings of a number of new Animal Crossing merchandise items including key chains and pins. You can take a look at all their offerings right here.

This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, as stated during the company’s financial results briefing Q&A…

“As I discussed during the previous Corporate Management Policy Briefing, we will release the Animal Crossing application for smart devices during this fiscal year. We will announce the specific release date before we commence distribution.”

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This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

I will now talk about the third smart-device application, following Miitomo and Super Mario Run, that Nintendo will release, Fire Emblem Heroes. Distribution for both the iOS and Android versions of Fire Emblem Heroes will begin tomorrow, February 2, in 39 countries worldwide.

The Fire Emblem series is a franchise that is supported enthusiastically by fans in their 20s and 30s in particular. The series has become especially popular overseas since the titles on the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo has pushed back the launch of its Animal Crossing game for mobile. Previously scheduled for the current fiscal year, it will now launch during the next fiscal year instead. This was done in order to “accommodate the releases” of Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes. We’ll now be seeing Animal Crossing on mobile by April at the earliest.

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Today, the Nintendo UK site issued a new interview with two of Animal Crossing’s primary developers. General producer Katsuya Eguchi and Animal Crossing series producer Hisashi Nogami fielded a number of questions.

The two devs weighed in on the Animal Crossing series as a whole, but more general topics as well. They were asked if they anticipated Animal Crossing becoming so popular, approach to making games, what they aim for when creating titles, and more.

We’ve picked out Eguchi and Nogami’s notable responses below.

Nintendo has brought out a new wave of Animal Crossing amiibo crossover cards featuring characters from Sanrio. View an unboxing video below.

The Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo cards won’t be available in North America until December, but people in other territories are starting to purchase the new packs. Check out an unboxing video below.

A pair of crossover themes between Animal Crossing and Sanrio can now be purchased in Japan. One features Hello Kitty and Isabelle while the other contains a design of Cinnamoroll and K.K. Slider.

The two themes cost 200 yen each. Videos showing each can be found below.

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Nintendo has now opened a special Japanese website dedicated to all things Animal Crossing. Access it here.

If you’re interested in the Animal Crossing amiibo cards, you may want to view this page in particular. It shows off the fifth series of amiibo cards plus the six Sanrio collaboration cards.

Japan and Europe officially announced the new Animal Crossing Direct earlier today. We now have the same announcement for North America.

The presentation will be airing around the world at the same time. The broadcast will take place at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 2 PM in the UK / 3 PM in Europe.

Here’s the news from the Animal Crossing Twitter account:


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