Animal Crossing was first launched way back 2001 where we have seen various iterations of the game since, with the most recent being Pocket Camp which launched on mobile, earning Nintendo a cool $50 million since. For those who want to play the game on a bigger screen, you’ll be pleased to learn that during Nintendo’s Direct presentation, the company has confirmed that Animal Crossing will be coming onto the Switch.
Unfortunately details about the game are scarce at the moment, but what we do know is that the game has been pegged for a release in 2019. Many gamers have been begging Nintendo to release Animal Crossing on the switch. After all it is one of the classic Nintendo titles, so it was weird when there was no announcements made when the Switch was announced, or during E3 2018 when the company announced a bunch of different games.
Last year Nintendo launched Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on mobile which is the latest addition to the Animal Crossing franchise. For those who enjoy this lighthearted and cute game, you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has filed for a trademark for a potentially new Animal Crossing game.
The trademark was filed in Japan, but based on the translation of the trademark filing, it describes the title as being "software for a home video game machine, portable electronic game machine, and smartphone devices." Given that we've already seen the release of Pocket Camp on mobile, we doubt that the next title will also be for mobile, and that perhaps we could be looking at a new Animal Crossing title for the Nintendo Switch.
The solar observational satellite Hinode captured images of the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in the United States in a century on Aug. 21.
Photos of the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle were taken by an X-ray telescope on the Hinode for about 15 minutes while the satellite was passing off the West Coast, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Animal Crossing fans are getting a new place on Wii U where they can talk about their towns and share images with players from all over the world. Nintendo announced the free Animal Crossing Plaza application during today's Nintendo Direct presentation. Nintendo also discussed a variety of other topics about Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including the debut of the Pokémon series on Wii U with Pokémon Rumble U and the story behind The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS.
A new Nintendo 3DS XL portable game console is headed to North America and Europe this June (in addition to Japan), and it's got a fancy limited-edition body intended to entice Animal Crossing fans. The $219.99 console bundle includes a digital copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf -- the upcoming 3DS iteration of the long-running sim series -- and the new white console.