Animal Crossing

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Animal Crossing series
DeveloperKatsuya Eguchi
SystemsAs noted below
Released2001-present (video games)
2006 (film)
Added to
As noted below

The Animal Crossing series, known in Japan the Dōbutsu no Mori (どうぶつの森, "Animal Forest") series, is a multimedia series by Nintendo, consisting of a series of community simulation games, an animated film, and music.

Characters from Animal Crossing also appear in some games in the Super Smash Bros. series and in some games in the Mario Kart series.

Character biographies

A human villager moves into a town populated by anthropomorphic animals.

This villager then needs to talk to and do favors for the animal villagers in order to make friends and increase the size and customization options available for their home.

Games in the Animal Crossing series

Title System Release Notes
Animal Forest (Dōbutsu no Mori)
Animal Crossing
Animal Forest e+ (Dōbutsu no Mori e+)
Animal Forest (Dòngwù Sēnlín)
Nintendo 64
iQue Player
Only Japan received a Nintendo 64 version.
The GameCube version was localized for North America in 2002 and Europe in 2004 as Animal Crossing.
Animal Crossing was then localized in Japan as an enhanced edition (subtitled "e+").
Animal Forest e+ was localized in China and released for the iQue Player.
Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendo DS 2005 Emulated on the Virtual Console for Wii U in 2016.
Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii 2008
Animal Crossing applications Nintendo DS 2009 DSiWare digital clock, calculator, and photo applications based on Animal Crossing.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo 3DS 2012 Updated with amiibo support in 2016 as downloadable content and at retail (subtitled "Welcome Amiibo").
Animal Crossing Plaza Wii U 2013 A Miiverse community messaging system that was discontinued in 2015.
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Nintendo 3DS 2015
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival Nintendo 3DS 2015 A party game with Animal Crossing characters that utilizes amiibo.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Android, iOS 2017

Animal Crossing merchandise

Name Type Year released Added to museum Notes
Animal Crossing Mini Playing Cards French-style playing cards 2015 June 13, 2019
Animal Forest Karuta Karuta playing cards 2010 November 25, 2019