Animal Crossing: City Folk

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Animal Crossing: City Folk/Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City
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DeveloperNintendo
PublisherNintendo
Release Date[NA] November 16, 2008

[JP] November 20, 2008

[EU] December 5 2008

[AUS] December 4, 2008
GenreRPG/Adventure
Platform(s)Wii
RatingE/

Contents

[edit] Background

Animal Crossing: City Folk includes many aspects of Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: Wild World, as well as some new features. The aims of the game are to pay off your mortgage, finish working for Tom Nook, and just basically live a brand new life. In Animal Crossing City Folk, there will always be something to do, from fishing contests, to paying off mortgages to Tom Nook for your house. In Animal Crossing, you have just moved to a new town, and you are first greeted by Tom Nook, who welcomes you to the town. From then on you live in your town, and you try to make it a better place. You can do this by planting trees, donating fish, fossils, bugs and paintings to the museum, or just donating money to the town hall. At first, your house you live in is just a two room house, just a bedroom and a main room, but as you progress through the game, you can pay off mortgages to Tom Nook too extend your house into a bigger, better place to live. Eventually all the mortgages will be paid off, although it costing one hell of a lot of Bells, but even after that there's always something to do in Animal Crossing. You will also have to furnish your house with any style of furniture available. The style could be robotic or even fruit themed, anything is possible in Animal Crossing City Folk!

[edit] General Info

Genre: Fantasy, Sim, RPG
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Theme(s): Fantasy, Lifestyle, Open World
Perspective(s): Third Person
Input Methods: Wii Remote, Nunchuk, WiiSpeak, USB Keyboard, Nintendo DS

[edit] Storyline

In all honesty, Animal Crossing games don't have a storyline. It's basically meant for you to have your own little life in a small quiet town filled with Animal Friends, without the worries of the dangers in your real life. At the beginning of all Animal Crossing games, it tells you that you are moving, and you are asked questions about yourself, such as your name, the name of the place where you want to live and more, and at some times, you might feel these questions are pretty random. When you have answered the questions you will be dropped off at your new town. Enjoy!

You are then normally greeted by somebody, usually Tom Nook who explains that he will rent out a house to you. Sounds very nice, but there's a catch, you will have to pay mortgages, but you can take as long as you want. Also when you pay these mortgages each time, you house will extend in size. After he has explained this, he then sets you errands to do like take this package to ""enter character name"". After you have completed this errand, the vast Animal Crossing world opens up to you.

Up to four people from your household can live and work together to build the perfect town. Design clothes and patterns, write letters and post messages on the bulletin board for each other, or invite up to three friends to visit your town using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. With the new WiiSpeak microphone, it’s like you’re all in the same room. The microphone sits atop the sensor bar and picks up the conversation of everyone in the room to encourage a more inclusive experience.

There’s always something new to do. In the living, breathing world of Animal Crossing: City Folk, days and seasons pass in real time, so there’s always something to discover. Catch fireflies in the summer, go trick-or-treating on Halloween or hunt for eggs on Bunny Day. If you’re in the mood for something a little faster paced, take a bus to a new urban city area that’s unique to Animal Crossing: City Folk. There you can catch a show at the theater or check out the sales at Gracie’s boutique. But if you don’t show your face back home for too long, your neighbors will miss you.

Get to know your neighbors. The heart of Animal Crossing: City Folk is building relationships with the animals in your town as well as with other players. Befriend your animal neighbors by exchanging letters, gifts and favors. Animals can also move from town to town, bringing their memories and stories from their old towns with them.

Express your personal style. Customize your town, your house and yourself by collecting bugs, fish, fossils, art, furniture, clothes and accessories. You can also go to the salon in the city to change your hairstyle and get a Mii makeover. Plus, if you design clothes in the tailor’s shop, animals will wear them and maybe even bring them to other towns.

[edit] Controls

The controls used for Animal Crossing: City Folk are the Wiimote itself, or the Wiimote and the Nunchuk. A USB Keyboard is also compatible for typing letters or typing messages on Wifi. Rumors have recently been flying around at the new abilities the Wii Mote could add to Animal Crossing City Folk. For you to dig, apparently you will have to put your Wii Mote down then up again, as if you were digging in real life, the same goes for fishing. As well as this, Nintendo have suggested at the game being Gamecube Controller compatible, so you will be allowed to use the Gamecube Controller to play Animal Crossing, but nothing has been officially confirmed yet.

The Wii Classic Controller will not be compatible with the game. This has been confirmed by the picture showing what controllers you may use on the back of the game's case.

[edit] New Features

Recently revealed in E3 2008 were a few new features to add more value to the original games. Now, there is a city that anyone can travel to with shops and activities to entertain you for longer amounts of time. Also, there is a new designing style made, where you can put one part of a design on the front, and a different design on the back or sleeves of the shirt, to make it look more realistic. Also, on Wi-Fi, a new technology has been developed, called Wiispeak, which allows you and your friends to talk to each other while playing the game. Another new feature added was the ability to not only send letter to friends in other towns, but also send messages to their Wii Message Board, their cell phones, and their computers. It has also been noted that you will be able to send pictures with some messages. With the new ability to talk to friends over Wii Speak from the comfort of your home, it will now make it much easier for you to communicate to your buddies, and you can now play games of "hide and seek" or "tag" in your own town, which would add to the re playability factor of the game.

If you were addicted to Animal Crossing Wild World, then you will love to have City Folk. On City Folk you will have the ability to transfer your character onto City Folk, so the name, clothes etc. will all be the same from Wild World. But, unfortunately you can't transfer your bells, house or your museum from Wild World so you will have to start that all over again. Not only will you be able to transfer your character over to City Folk but you will be able to transfer your catalog across as well so you can purchase any items brought in Wild World.

An interview in Nintendo Power first confirmed the introduction of Downloadable Content. So far the only DLC items available have been released in Japan, Europe, and Australia, but items will eventually be released in North America.

Another new feature with items is Region Exclusive Items. These items are seasonal items obtainable on holidays from Tortimer and normal items sold by Tom Nook. The items can be transferred to people of other regions and it will be added to their catalog, even if they do not live in the region.

[edit] E3 Trailers

1. Number 1 » The fishing rod, water can, net, slingshot, axe and shovel make a welcome return. If you don't have WiiSpeak to chat to mates, you can like in Animal Crossing Wild World just point at a key board and click what letter you want to type in. You know have the ability to take screenshots and save them onto a SD card, and presumably put them on your computer. Also like in Wild World you can register your friends towns via friend codes and visit them. To move around on Animal Crossing City Folk, you click and then move the hand around the screen and your villager will follow it.

2. Number 2 Pitfalls are back in the game.You can escape from them by rubbing your player with the hand on-screen. and so are bridges for you to cross over water. At the moment it looks as if there will be three places in which you can cross over the river via a bridge. A minimum for 10 villagers can stay in your town, and your friends can also stay in your town, in their own houses.

3. Number 3 You are shown the brand new city feature in Animal Crossing City Folk for the first time, you are transported to the city via a bus, which is driven by Kapn'n. Kapn'n speaks to you while on your journey there. The squeaky voice's make a return when people speak any dialogue. Sadly, if you are on Wi-Fi, you and your friend(s) cannot go to the city together.

4. Number 4 In this video, you are first shown the new auction shop. Here you can bid for items, or put your own items up for sale. You are first greeted by Llyod in the auction shop which appears to be a Gyriod. You can wonder round all the items in the shop. To display or bid for an item, you talk to Llyod. When you talk to Llyod he gives you several options. When you display an item, you can also put a reserve price on it, which is the minimum amount of bells that it can be sold for. You can also bid for items by talking to Lloyd, or ask him to explain the auction room to you.

5. Number 5 In this video you are shown GracieGrace store, which is a shop where you can buy furniture and clothes all in the same designs. You are first greeted my Labelle who greats you nicely. You can walk around any items in the shop. Also it appears that sale's can be on at this store. When you leave the shop back to the main plaza, who walk over to a cash machine where you assume you can withdraw money from.

[edit] Pages

Animal Crossing: City Folk Villagers
Characters
Downloadable Content
Emotions
Flower/Hybrids
Fruit
Getting Started
Holidays and Events
Item List
K.K. Slider Songs
Hints & Tips (Including making money)
Menus
Town Hall
TV Channels
Weather

Animal Crossing Series
Preceded by
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk Succeeded by
Animal Crossing (3DS)

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