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E3 2015: Nintendo reveals seven more Amiibo, leak suggests Animal Crossing toys to follow

Nintendo has detailed seven more Amiibo from its Super Smash Bros range, all of which will launch in September. These include ROB the Robot, Duck Hunt, Mr Game and Watch and Falco (from Starfox) toys. There will also be Mii Fighter Amiibo available. Nintendo has announced that all Super Smash …

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There’s a new Animal Crossing coming, complete with Amiibo Cards

Among Nintendo’s numerous announcements last night was also confirmation of a brand new Animal Crossing spin-off. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, due out this autumn on 3DS, sees gamers playing as an interior decorator who must create amiable living quarters for an assortment of characters. The game will also usher …

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

2012 3DS release Animal Crossing: New Leaf broke back into the Japanese Top Ten last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu. The zoological life-simulation title, which came out in Japan on November 8th 2012, made the number 10 spot in the software chart, with sales likely boosted by …

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Animal Crossing could hit non-Nintendo platforms and future home console

Animal Crossing could not only be making a console return, but also be branching out onto non-Nintendo hardware. The series’ producer Katsuya Eguchi told Polygon that while he feels the game is best suited to handhelds, the right idea could see it return to consoles – although possibly not the …

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UK CHARTS: The Last of US is No.1

Sony’s widely acclaimed PS3 thriller The Last of Us is the UK number one game this week. The game has comfortably claimed the top spot, and helped drive a surge in the games market, which was worth 12.4m last week (stat calculated by MCV based on GfK/Chart-Track data). The market …

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From nearly skipping Europe to 21m sales – we explore the magic of Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing was the sort of game that should have never worked in the West. In a village filled with humanised animals, a player must set up a home, look after the garden, go fishing, write letters and perform other leisure activities. It’s exactly the sort of game that was …

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Major TV campaign for Animal Crossing 3DS

Nintendo is putting its money where its mouth is for upcoming 3DS system shifter, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The company tells MCV the game is a key release for the handheld and has organised an expansive TV campaign for launch. The firm has also booked press ads and launched special …

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UK listing for Animal Crossing themed 3DS hardware appears… and then vanishes

Nintendo appears to be on the verge of releasing a brand new 3DS SKU in the UK. Joystiq says that retailer ShopTo was yesterday carrying a listing for the Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL bundle that was previously released in Japan. The SKU reportedly contained the patterned 3DS (as …

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Mario & Luigi RPG and Donkey Kong Country announced; Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion and Fire Emblem release dates confirmed

Nintendo has announced three new titles for the 3DS – Mario & Luigi RPG, Donkey Kong Country 3D and Mario Golf. Revealed by Satoru Iwata himself – complete with a flattering green Luigi cap – Mario & Luigi RPG takes place in Luigi’s dreams. Mario Golf, meanwhile, is being developed …

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Animal Crossing propels 3DS skywards in Japan; Outsells Vita by 47:1

Sales of the PlayStation Vita have fallen to an all-time low in Japan, but that’s not Sony’s biggest concern this week. The release of new title Animal Crossing: New Leaf – a very popular IP in Japan – saw 3DS hardware sales rocket, with 187,077 units being shifted last week. …

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