Animal Crossing was released 15 years ago | Broken Joysticks

Apr
17

Animal Crossing was released 15 years ago

It’s hard to believe that Animal Crossing is fifteen years old as it only seems like yesterday I was sitting in my room playing the first game in North America on my Nintendo GameCube. It’s also hard to imagine that the game took up an entire memory card, which is why the original game came packaged with one.

The very first Animal Crossing game was released for the Nintendo 64 in Japan on April 14th, 2001. Since then there have been several releases across multiple generations, including the most recent spin offs Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival.

To commemorate the day, Nintendo of Japan released a small gratitude video, showing the games through the years and thanking gamers for playing the games.

It’s been a wild ride (or Wild World) and hopefully there is a lot more to come.

While there are no future games on the radar at the moment, the fourth series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be released on June 16th, 2016.

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I'm a fan of all video games with a leaning towards Nintendo. I've owned just about every Nintendo console ever released (with notable exceptions being the original GameBoy and Virtual Boy). If it's something to do with Nintendo I want to know about it and if it's noteworthy I'll certainly share it with you! Nintendo 3DS Friend Code: 3496-9927-9448 Nintendo Network ID: jncorp

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