Yes, the series began out in Japan on 14th April 2001 as a Nintendo 64 title. Since the original game’s release, Animal Crossing has actually gone to become one of Nintendo’s major franchises. What are your own memories of Animal Crossing over the past 20 years?
< img data-cfsrc="https://images.nintendolife.com/3cd15bc736a1d/animal-crossing.900x.jpg"width="900"height="465"alt="Animal Crossing “> While Animal Crossing still feels like a reasonably brand-new Nintendo
franchise, today in fact marks its 20th anniversary. Yes, the series began in Japan on 14th April 2001 as a Nintendo 64 title. While Dōbutsu no Mori (otherwise called Animal Forest) was never ever released in its original type here in the west, the life simulation eventually got an improved local release on the GameCube in 2002 (Dōbutsu no Mori+). The US release followed with a European release in 2004.
To commemorate this milestone, the official video game account has today shared some unique artwork and the following message:
“It has been 20 years because the “Animal Crossing” series was born. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed it. We eagerly anticipate working with you in the future.”
Since the original game’s release, Animal Crossing has gone to end up being one of Nintendo’s significant franchises. The characters Isabelle and Villager have actually even been included to the Super Smash Bros. series. Together with this, there’s been a mobile game, amiibo, an animated movie and a lot more.
The current entry Animal Crossing: New Horizons has shifted more than 30 million systems in less than a year and has likewise gotten a stack of free updates. It appears this franchise is now doing better than ever!
What are your own memories of Animal Crossing over the past 20 years? When did you first play this series? Enact our poll and leave a remark down below.