Animal Crossing Features

How Chanbanhi is Turning Video Game Memes Into an Artform

We catch up the editor behind those viral Animal Crossing edits you've probably been seeing around lately.

Who's Your Favorite Video Game Cat?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Morgana? Cait Sith? Tell us who your favorite video game feline is.

Worried About the Switch's Slow Start to 2019? Play Your Backlog You Slacker

It's there. It's staring at you. Judging you.

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp's First Winter Event Is Surprisingly Cheerless

Walking in a snow-less wonderland.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is the Least Pushy Game in the Series, and I Love It

It's Animal Crossing, now without the stress of Tom Nook nagging you for not paying off a loan or whatever.

15 Years Later, Looking Back on Animal Crossing's Sugarcoated Dose of Reality

With debt, neighborhood drama, and more, Animal Crossing's world was always incredibly familiar from the first step of its North American debut.

The 10 Best Turtles in Video Games

Let's celebrate World Turtle Day by counting down the ten best (unstomped) digital terrapins!

Celebrate National Puppy Day with Some of Gaming's Greatest Dogs

Even digital dogs need a belly-rub from time to time.

Nintendo's Animal Crossing Update Turned Out to be Perfectly Timed

Who could have guessed a week ago how precious the dream of civil civic government would become?

How Will Nintendo Switch Change Our Favorite Games?

Nintendo's next system will play host to lots of familiar series. We speculate how they'll take advantage of the unconventional hardware.

Before Amiibo Cards, Nintendo Gave Us e-Reader

The notion of transmitting video game data via trading cards may seem strange, but with Amiibo Cards are simply another instance of Nintendo repurposing an old idea.

"Honestly, we just wanted Animal Crossing Amiibo": Nintendo's Aya Kyogoku on Evolving The Series

Nintendo's new Animal Crossing boss explains the origins of upcoming spinoffs Amiibo Festival and Happy Home Designer.

The First ­Parties Forge New Directions at This Year's E3

The big three make their bid for relevancy by moving in their own distinct directions.

Slow Down, Take It Easy, Relax, Enjoy a New Retronauts

For this week's episode, we take a leisurely saunter through the history of slow-life simulation games.

The Quiet Revolution: How Animal Crossing has Embraced the Future

We speak with Katsuya Eguchi and Aya Kyogoku to learn how Nintendo's most good-natured franchise is pointing the way to company-wide change.

2013 in Review: How I Built a Life Worth Returning to in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

For a game about nothing in particular, Animal Crossing: New Leaf manages to create a remarkably engrossing world -- one that remains inviting half a year later.

Shorting the Turnips Market

Eurogamer's Chris Donlan investigates Animal Crossing's strange spin on Wall Street.

A Life Less Ordinary: Living a Virtual Life

"Life sims" are an interesting spinoff of the strategy and RPG genres, and with the current popularity of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, they're at the forefront of the public's attention at present. Pete investigates some of the most intriguing examples over the years.

Why Animal Crossing Succeeded Where Social Games Failed

Seemingly everyone is playing Nintendo's new life sim at the moment -- even those who would never normally touch social games. What's Nintendo done differently to the hundreds of Facebook game developers out there?