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E3 2010: Animal Crossing 3DS announced

You'll be the mayor in handheld sequel!

A new Animal Crossing is among the titles that Nintendo are working on for the 3DS.

Details are scarce at the moment but we can confirm that you'll be playing as the mayor of your town. With the help of the townsfolk and 'one eager secretary' it'll be your job to make the town a better place to live.

We'll have more news when we get it but for now, feast your eyes on these screens! Looks great, no?

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  1. Nintenmole56 Tuesday 15th Jun 2010 at 20:02

    Can't wait looks awesome the humans are taller look more grown up and well human!

    but wait as the top screen is the 3d screen and as ilustrated the action is on top does that mean no more running touch screen control i hate holding down b sometimes hopefully it will be like with shooters where you look at top screen and control with stylus without looking at bottom

    but i have found this difficult in the past

    all this news is so exciting i actually have chills ! :P

  2. Nintenmole56 Tuesday 15th Jun 2010 at 20:06

    Can't wait looks awesome the humans are taller look more grown up and well human!

    but wait as the top screen is the 3d screen and as ilustrated the action is on top does that mean no more running touch screen control i hate holding down b sometimes hopefully it will be like with shooters where you look at top screen and control with stylus without looking at bottom

    but i have found this difficult in the past

    all this news is so exciting i actually have chills ! :P

  3. TheLupineOne Tuesday 15th Jun 2010 at 20:15

    Ugh. Don't like the new taller bodies.

  4. TheLupineOne Tuesday 15th Jun 2010 at 20:16

    Ugh. Don't like the new taller bodies.

  5. kezz182 Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 06:02

    Don't really like those taller bodies but its looking good.

  6. emperor ing Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 06:11

    Graphically it looks great. Should be a good one for those who haven't got bored of the series yet.

  7. connoransell Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 06:51

    i'm loving the 3ds' graphics

  8. Robbo-92 Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 07:20

    Looks visually great, am liking the new people you play as and am really happy that they have changed the story (if only very slightly!!) :)

  9. Hughdude Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 07:21

    Mario Kart? This? Skyward Sword? Golden eye? There goes the money I was saving up for that xbox.

  10. ktt Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 07:40

    I can't wait for this!!! It looks fantastic and I think it is a really good idea that youplay as the mayor as well!!

  11. Legendary Hero Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 09:35

    It probably won't play much different than previous incarnations but I'll get it anyway as its so addictive

  12. SuperMatio Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 12:32

    Even if its no different than previous games, it will still be awesome!! How many different colours of the 3DS do Ninty put in all their pics?

  13. oracion666 Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 14:18

    Oh dear god XD There goes another year or so just on animal crossing!

    In a good way though! :D

  14. kirby711 Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 15:24

    Are you sure that isn't a Wii game? It looks stunning!

  15. Casplen Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 16:26

    I cant belive a game can look so beautiful yet so ugly...

    I hate the look of the charaters so much...the taller bodies just make them look strange (maybe they'd work better with a mii head, which i think is on 3ds anyway). But still, i'll have to get used to them...

    Mayor? Hmmmm...if the whole game is surrounded by this, i dont think i want to buy it. Animal crossing works just fine as it is, you could do nothing in the game if you wanted, and i think adding an actual point to to game could ruin the formula.

  16. Snizzbut Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 17:10

    I cant belive a game can look so beautiful yet so ugly...

    I hate the look of the charaters so much...the taller bodies just make them look strange (maybe they'd work better with a mii head, which i think is on 3ds anyway). But still, i'll have to get used to them...

    Mayor? Hmmmm...if the whole game is surrounded by this, i dont think i want to buy it. Animal crossing works just fine as it is, you could do nothing in the game if you wanted, and i think adding an actual point to to game could ruin the formula.

    Totally agree with everything there.
    I like the smaller, kinda chunkier bodies, where you recognize every polygon!
    Thats why i didnt get the wii version.

    Besides im still playing AC:WW!!!

  17. Super Paper Dazz Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 17:29

    AAAAAARRRRRRRR *runs and cries*

    the characters bodies look horrible, but if you are mayor, i hope you can choose where to place buildings (like new residents) and maybe have to keep up an economy :D

  18. shadow.x Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 17:45

    Ermmmm, it looks.... the same... except for the lanky bodies, LOL. Will defo gt this tho. =]

  19. tomutwit Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 18:58

    They're all very tall, not so chibi anymore

  20. zapper01 Wednesday 16th Jun 2010 at 19:11

    I would've got this it came out earlier but now i'm bored of animal crossing.

  21. Wiimote Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 12:36

    I hate the new taller bodies it looks horrible but i'll still be getting it as im a massive animal crossing fan.

  22. Videogame_Nut Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 17:28

    Who else is going to be broke because of all the hot new releases as well! :D :D :D

  23. Everegreen Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 17:57

    whoaha - my sims reference here !
    'make the town a better place to live?'... hmmm...

  24. myemye233 Friday 18th Jun 2010 at 12:04

    OMG!!! It looks like Wii style-graphics. Love AC!

  25. smitty618 Friday 18th Jun 2010 at 14:57

    The screens suggest that this is going to be exactly the same as the last 4 games in the series. It's getting old Nintendo!

  26. WwhiptailwW Friday 18th Jun 2010 at 16:07

    I was virtually certain that I wasn't going to get the new AC,seeing as they're all exactly the same more or less. But after reading that you're the mayor... this may be interesting...

  27. Deku scrub Friday 18th Jun 2010 at 19:18

    Lets hope there's no resseti and BETTER AI PLEASE god rover doesn't recognise you if someone in your wi-fi party D/Cs

    Why do you have to see that blue screen when someone else D/C why not just him or if it's the leader that DC at least just send you all home _.

    Lets hope this is better or i won't be getting it >_>

  28. Azuwoy Saturday 19th Jun 2010 at 15:18

    I cant belive a game can look so beautiful yet so ugly...

    I hate the look of the charaters so much...the taller bodies just make them look strange (maybe they'd work better with a mii head, which i think is on 3ds anyway). But still, i'll have to get used to them...

    Mayor? Hmmmm...if the whole game is surrounded by this, i dont think i want to buy it. Animal crossing works just fine as it is, you could do nothing in the game if you wanted, and i think adding an actual point to to game could ruin the formula.


    Basicly, everything he said.

  29. cebuandfish Saturday 19th Jun 2010 at 17:48

    Love animal crossing(still playing ww) but the people do look really weird, still hope itll be fun

  30. LuigiGirl2104 Saturday 19th Jun 2010 at 19:12

    Wait...if we are Mayor...that means no Tortimer!!! Hooray!!!

  31. Sciendo Monday 21st Jun 2010 at 14:46

    I never thought Animal Crossing could get any better, after it being the first game I ever played on a DS. Then I saw the Wii version and thought it looked like plastic. But now I've seen what could be a new era in gaming.
    If only we had more freedom, and could choose more what to say to the members of our town.

  32. Waldy565 Monday 21st Jun 2010 at 18:51

    don't see why some people don't like the taller bodies defenetly make them look much more grown up and much better. In happy mood because mums party last saturday and theres loads of gorgeous cake elft over :D

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