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Wait, are we getting an Animal Crossing for Nintendo NX?

Okay, educated guess time but a line in a recent Nintendo press release suggests we could be looking at new Animal Crossing, potentially on the Nintendo NX (opens in new tab)

The press release covers both the Nintendo NX release date (opens in new tab) and Nintendo’s next two mobile games (opens in new tab) but it’s the latter that’s of interest here. There’s a mention that the new mobile Animal Crossing will “be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems”.

Two things there: firstly the last proper Animal Crossing was in 2012 so clearly we’re looking at a new game here to connect to. Secondly, that’s a very diplomatic use of “dedicated gaming systems” there. Why not say Wii U? The Wii U’s out. Say that if you mean it. Or 3DS. That’s out too. 

Of course a new Animal Crossing could still be for either of Nintendo named systems but, this close to the NX’s release, the lack of a platform there does sound slightly suspicious.  

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.