Nintendo has today confirmed the European release of Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City for the Wii console will surprisingly be in time for Christmas, meaning that it looks like the game will hit at the same time as in Japan, and most likely the US as well.
Nintendo is now encouraging gamers to pack their bags and take a trip to the city as Animal Crossing comes to Wii in a new instalment to the hugely popular series. Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City not only allows players to create their own perfect life in the country, but also introduces an exciting new city area to explore. With many new features such as the new Wii Speak accessory, which enables gamers to chat to other players in the game, players should pack up their fishing rod and get ready to create their ideal Animal Crossing world as the game is set to launch across Europe in December 2008.
Animal Crossing: Lets Go to the City is a fun and engaging life simulation, where players take control and shape the world around them from decorating their house to creating constellations in the heavens. Starting the game in their own quiet town, people will meet many enriching animal characters along the way as they collect new furniture, wallpaper and carpets to make their house a home. Alternatively, they can simply while away the hours with a spot of fishing or gardening - there are no pressures in the world of Animal Crossing, and people can live the life they wish to lead.
“The new city environment introduces a thrilling new area with exciting shops and entertainment opportunities to experience. Simply jump on the bus from your town and take a trip to visit the theatre to watch a show or even visit Gracie Grace, the large and exclusive department store that sells special items and furniture to customise your home. You can even customise your own character at the hair salon with your favourite Mii from your Wii console and compete with other players selling and bidding for items at the auction house.
“Adding to the fun, Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City operates in real time, which means if twenty-four hours has passed in the real world, the same amount of time will also have passed in your town. Allowing you to experience seasons and special days as they happen, celebrate events like Halloween, and national holidays as they happen in real life.”
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“Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City is a title the whole family can enjoy together as it introduces a number of great ways for all to share their Animal Crossing lives with friends and family around the globe. Using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, send friends letters and items from the post office located in each town. Why not even visit them yourself? Travel to a friend’s town to explore their unique Animal Crossing environment or invite them to visit you, regardless of where they live in the world!
“For the first time on Wii, get ready to actually chat with friends as Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City introduces the new Wii Speak accessory , which allows players to communicate with each other directly in the game. This exciting new accessory sits above the Wii sensor bar on your television set and enables anyone in the room to speak with friends in another location. Use Wii Speak when visiting a friend’s town, or being visited, to explore, chat and enjoy Animal Crossing together via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.”
For players who have already enjoyed creating their own character in Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS, this new title will allow the transfer of some character data to Wii. The Nintendo DS can also be used as a ’suitcase’ allowing players to take their character to and from a friend’s Wii console to explore their Animal Crossing world.
Will you be putting Animal Crossing for Wii on your Christmas shopping list?