If you were ever a tween in the 2000’s, and if you ever had a Nintendo DS, then I'm willing to bet that you played Animal Crossing at some point in your adolescent gaming career. Animal Crossing was quite possibly the best DS game ever released. There was just something so addicting about running around your little town, arguing with Tom Nook and planting trees by your animal friends’ houses. Carpools and sleepovers were spent connecting with your friends and exploring each other’s towns. Sadly, as we’ve grown up, broken devices and missing chargers forced us to part with our beloved Animal Crossing towns.
A few months ago, however, Nintendo made an exciting announcement. A mobile version of Animal Crossing will be available to iPhone and Android users later this fall! The company has decided to branch out from device-centered games into the app market. It’s speculated that the app will be free to download, but may include in-app purchases. My inner 10-year-old can hardly wait. Until the app is released, we’ll just have to settle for reminiscing about the best game ever invented.
To celebrate, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite Animal Crossing memories: