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Animal Crossing on Wii U is 'difficult' to talk about right now

Got a Wii U yet? Been waiting until you can catch fish, dig up fossils and pay off a mortgage to a money grabbing raccoon on a Gamepad? Well Nintendo producer Hisashi Nogami might have accidentally confirmed the development of an Animal Crossing for Wii U.

In an interview with Engadget (opens in new tab) Nogami was asked when we'll see an AC title on the Wii U and instead of doing the right, PR-friendly thing and saying 'no comment', he said; "Well, that's difficult for me to answer at the moment! Yup. That's pretty much all we can say." Would I be putting all my Bells in one basket if I guessed this meant an upcoming announcement?

The utter time sink of a series hasn't had an entry on Wii U yet and it feels like the perfect time after Animal Crossing New Leaf's success on 3DS in 2013. Nogami tried to save the potential situation by mentioning the upcoming Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer (opens in new tab) on 3DS and New 3DS. "What I will say is that you may have seen an announcement recently about an Animal Crossing product coming out on the 3DS," he added. "I can tack that on to the end of my response."

Hmm, I wonder what E3's Nintendo Direct will bring?

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.