Because the Sport Boy prepares to have a good time its 30th anniversary, Nintendo’s beloved Animal Crossing collection has simply reached the 18-year mark of its existence (properly, yesterday it did – we’re 24 hours late). Positive, it won’t be fairly as important, but it surely’s nonetheless value reminding everybody simply how a lot it has grown through the years.
The collection first began out in Japan with the 2001 Nintendo 64 title Dōbutsu no Mori (also referred to as Animal Forest). In the identical 12 months, the unique recreation was introduced throughout to the GameCube after which localised for North America as Animal Crossing in 2002 and in a while in Europe in 2004.
Since then, the obscure life-style simulator has gone on to change into certainly one of Nintendo’s best-selling IP. The hand-held entries Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: New Leaf have carried out significantly properly by way of gross sales, promoting greater than 10 and 12 million items respectively.
The collection has change into so common, there have even been quite a few spin-offs through the years. These embody the likes of Animal Crossing: Blissful Residence Designer on the 3DS and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on cellular. We’re now ready for the following huge entry within the collection to be revealed at this 12 months’s E3.
So till then, why not have a good time Animal Crossing’s 18th 12 months anniversary by sharing your individual reminiscences of the collection within the remark part under.