Animal Crossing DS has been renamed, to Animal Crossing: Wild World and has been given a rough release date by Nintendo US of December 4th, 2005.
This news will no doubt bring a mixture of emotions ranging from complete apathy to jubilation and dread, such is the power of the Animal Crossing universe. Those who write the game off as a non-entity do so at their own expense, the hoards of gamers, both casual and hardcore, addicted to Nintendo’s N64-spawed life-sim proving otherwise.
The DS version makes full use of the DS’ stylus in all aspects of play, and will be Nintendo’s key online outing for the twin-screened portable. A massive global community should spring up, with the drones of the GameCube replaced with real, actual people.
Of course, the News of the World will soon be running a piece about how Animal Crossing is actually nothing more than a conduit to children for paedophiles - a great shame given the charming innocent beauty Nintendo is trying to create in its honour and positivity-driven emerging MMOG. Though the News of the World thinks that about everything. You could be forgiven for thinking the writing staff have something of a paedophile obsession.
Expect full details of Animal Crossing: Wild World, coverage of the News of the World’s peculiar child sex obsession, and other related goodies in the coming weeks and months.