Animal Crossing: City Folk might have been amongst a number of titles that ‘core’ players were less than satisfied with when it was unveiled during Nintendo’s press conference at E3 2008, but little would argue that it probably will sell by the bucket load. Nintendo Power magazine has had the latest sneaky preview of the life simulator, and has come back with a feast of new information.
The publication reports that while you wander the game’s main city via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, your character will not be alone there; joined by others who are going about their daily business too. A friends codes system, however, will be used if you want to meet and chat there. And if you decide to visit the auction house, you’ll be able to bid on items owned by other players.
As for downloadable content, it is reported that you’ll be able to take photos of your environment, before sharing it with others by SD card and, we assume, via the Wii Message Board. Additional items such as new furniture and types of wallpaper will be available to download at no additional cost, although whether this will apply to everything Nintendo conjours up to flog to City Folk’s players isn’t yet clear.
And finally, as has already been divulged, the WiiSpeak accessory will not be bundled with Animal Crossing: City Folk. Instead, it will sell for an additional $29.99 USD.
Animal Crossing: City Folk arrives in North America on November 16.