Animal Crossing: City Folk

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    <b>Latest update</b>: December 10th
    Another update based on my own experience with the game:

    <b>Totakeke’s requests</b> are now based on a, by the player, chosen mood instead of typing in the name of a song that you’d like to hear.

    <b>Villagers have some new</b> random stuff going on; like they want to play hide-and-seek and can accidentally lock themselves out and then need you to find the key - which they lost in the river.

    <b>So called Charms</b> can be told by either Katrina or another villager. If you fulfill the requisite of a Charm then you’ll be luckier with finding items etc for a month. These can be everything from catching a particular insect in <i>someone else’s</i> town to finding a four-clover.

    <b>Fossils and valuable fishes</b> are <i>much</i> harder to come by now, evening out the game’s economic some.

    <b>Holes</b> no longer disappear simply by entering and then exiting a building, but stay where they are until either filled or when you quit the game. You can use your foot to fill a whole by pressing B when standing next to one.

    <b>Snow Day</b> is no longer on the first of December and might even occur at a random date - adding some dynamic to it. Snowflakes may still fall in November.

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    <u>Release dates</u>
    <b>US</b> - November 16th
    <b>Japan</b> - November 20th
    <b>Europe</b> - December 5th

    There were three games that I wished for would make an appearance during Nintendo's press conference at this year’s E3: Monster Hunter 3, Nintendogs 2 and Animal Crossing Wii. While I sadly didn't get <i>anything</i> of the first two, the third one came out with a huge boom. Not only did they show off a ton of stuff from the game, but it’s even due out for <i>this year</i> (NTSC in late November - possibly the 16th, PAL on December 5th, and November 20th in Japan) - and not just in Japan as I would've expected, but worldwide it seems.

    WARNING! Spoilers inside!


    <b>New features</b>
    As always when another Animal Crossing sees the light of the day, this new installment in the series will bring with it a handful of changes and new features. Here's a list on what to expect of City Folk (aka Let's Go to the City in PAL countries):

    <u>Input and interface</u>
    New stuff includes live voice chat through the Wii Speak microphone accessory, as well as being able to send letters not only to other people’s letterboxes - but the Wii Message Board, cell-phones, and personal computers (e-mail) as well.

    The interface has a small, invisible tab at the end of the screen which pops-up when pointed at and lets you look at your pockets/inventory, a design selection tool, bug and fish records, camera for photos (screenshots), your friend list and voice-chat options, the on-screen keyboard, and the town map. There’s another tab at the top of the screen which holds all the emotions taught by Dr. Shrunk (as in Wild World on DS) as well as a Save-button.
    Apart from using the on-screen keyboard to write messages, any USB keyboard is also supported in City Folk.

    City Folk can be played entirely using only the Wiimote or by adding the nunchcuk. The net, axe, and fishing rod can be used by the flick of your writch (or just pressing a button). GameCube controllers are <i>not</i> compatible.

    The D-pad on top of the Wiimote is hotlinked to the following actions:

    Left and right - switches between usable objects, beginning with what you last used
    Down - put away the item that you're currently holding (if there's enough space in your pockets to do so)
    Up - look up at the sky (adjusts the camera so that you may look at constellations and whatnot of interest up there)

    <u>Extended multiplayer-features</u>
    City Folk will finally allow us all to get together without ever even touching our console more than just once: putting it in sleep mode. This allows for anyone <i>on your friend list</i> to come visit your town whenever he or she wants to, as long as you first pay a visit to Copper and have him open the gates to your town (just like in Wild World).

    You can even take a picture while playing (by pressing 1 on the Wiimote), save it onto an SD-card and then send it someone through the Wii Message Board.

    <u>Moving in</u>
    While up to four players may once again live in the same town, this time around - the houses will be <i>spread out</i> across the town, providing players with yet another hard decision to make when picking <i>your</i> house! And Rover the cat, from the GameCube-version, will once again ask you questions that’ll decide your character's appearance and sex, while Kapp'n the turtle drives you to the town in his bus.

    <u>Furniture</u>
    New sets/series of furniture will be available! These include "Log House", "Gorgeous", and "Celebrity".

    <u>Holidays!</u> <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
    The <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsIdXofpN7o" target="_blank">E3 video presentation</a> revealed a return of the, in Wild World, previously lost holiday Halloween as well as a newcomer: Bunny Day (Easter) which includes looking for Easter eggs - buried by Zipper the (easter) bunny.

    A carnival-like event of some sort was also mentioned at the E3 Nintendo Developer Conference (<a href="http://wii.ign.com/articles/891/891308p1.html" target="_blank">source</a>). Jingle the reindeer will also be making a comeback!

    Celebrate holidays with your friends - even foreigners! Visit someone in Japan and take part in the Cherry Blossom Festival there, or just arrange for a New Years Eve celebration party and enjoy the countdown together.

    <u>K.K. Slider aka Totakeke</u> <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />
    Now up to four people can listen to Totakeke at the same timer - over and over again! You won’t get any of his songs on tape unless you listen to him while alone and offline, though.

    Instead of taking requests by you typing in the name of the song that you’d like to hear, Totakeke will now play one based on what mood you’re in - decided by you from a list of them (such as Sad or Happy or Pondering etc).

    <u>New area: the city</u>
    Also previewed in the video, the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXRaLIsj7e8" target="_blank">official trailer</a>, and written about here and there on various websites is the urban city area accessible by bus which Kapp’n from the GC and DS versions drives. Here you may visit the following, known buildings:<ul>*The hair salon from the DS-version - which now also allow for putting on a Mii-mask
    *An auction house where you may bargain with the people on your friend list at the end of every month
    *A Theater where you're able to meet Dr. Shrunk from Wild World who'll yet again teach you new emotions for expressing yourself (only this time around they'll be <i>permanently</i> added to your emotional repertoire and never erased)
    *The fashion designer Gracie's own boutique with seasonable garments, run by Labelle - a third Able-sister (or just some distant relative, but she looks the same)
    *The HQ of Happy Room Academy with Lyle as chairman - who lets you know how other players in your household are doing as well as setting up themed contests every month (e.g. the cutest room wins)
    *A Dark Valley where Crazy Redd resides (an invitation is needed for access)
    *Katrina appears to be around as well</li></ul>It has also been revealed that Mr. Resetti can be spotted behind two orange cones at the end of the road (leading from the city) at certain nights.
    *A shoe shiner skunk named Kicks who will give your shoes a special glow (i.e. change colour) that matches your current outfit or colour
    * Phineas - a walrus-looking animal who is giving away free balloons <i>and</i> toys such as a bubble-maker for blowing bubbles

    <u>Clothing</u>
    This time around you're able to "paint" not only your clothes as a whole, but even do the front, back <i>and</i> sleeves independently for even more customization! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> And to quote IGN who attended to the E3 Nintendo Developer Conference: "You can also create hats and other accessories".

    Gracie’s boutique will offer garment appropriate for the current season, meaning that last season’s wardrobe could be found on sale.

    New clothes include a maid's dress and the "pure white dress" - which looks like a mix between a wedding dress and something that a princess would wear.
    Accessories include a melon hat, mouth of a duck, heart-shaped glasses, and a cow skull. There are also balloons tied to a string that you can run around with.

    <u>DS connectivity</u>
    DS connectivity includes transferring your character from Wild World into City Folk whereas every item in your catalogue inside Wild World will be made available at Tom Nook's in City Folk (i.e. you’ll have to pay for them again). In addition to this, the DS may also be used as a means of transportation for visiting someone else’s town through their Wii console - much like how the memory card was used for in the GameCube version. This only allows for solo-play, however. You and your friend cannot play at the same time (again, just like it worked out on GameCube).

    <u>Downloadable content!</u>
    Free downloadable content can be obtained either through your Wii's WiFi connection, or by using a DS as a storage device for those who are unable to connect their Wii. In Japan - these people will be able to get their extra content from special WiFi-zones, but as for the rest of the world it's still being worked out.

    <u>Random stuff</u>
    * Totakeke’s requests are now based on a, by the player, chosen mood instead of typing in the name of a song that you’d like to hear.

    * Villagers have some new random stuff going on; like they want to play hide-and-seek and can accidentally lock themselves out and then need you to find the key - which they lost in the river.

    * So called Charms can be told by either Katrina or another villager. If you fulfill the requisite of a Charm then you’ll be luckier with finding items etc for a month. These can be everything from catching a particular insect in <i>someone else’s</i> town to finding a four-clover.

    * Fossils and valuable fishes are <i>much</i> harder to come by now, evening out the game’s economic some.

    * Holes no longer disappear simply by entering and then exiting a building, but stay where they are until either filled or when you quit the game. You can use your foot to fill a whole by pressing B when standing next to one.

    * Footpaths are created from going over a certain area numerous times

    * Snow Day is no longer on the first of December and might even occur at a random date - adding some dynamic to it. Snowflakes may still fall in November.

    <b>Old stuff</b>
    Naturally a lot of old features will be making their return as well - like it or not. Here’s a few of them:

    * The observatory and café from Wild World - meaning constellations, coffee, and Totakeke (aka K.K. Slider) performing on a stage
    * The graphics engine from Wild World with its rolling landscape - only much more sharper looking and viewable in 480p (16:9)
    * A difference in height is back again - no more flat landscapes as it was in Wild World
    * Up to four people in the same household may move into the same town. No simultaneous gameplay this time around either - you’ll have to take turns playing
    * Floating presents tied to balloons
    * The discount-system at Tom Nook's as seen in Wild World will return, but with great reward system for gathering enough points (14 different levels ranging from 500p up to 10,000)
    * Medicine for healing your eye when stung by bees
    * The Town Hall from Wild World, which replaced the Post Office and Wishing Well on GameCube, is back - with the same functions as before
    * The big gates seen in Wild World that had to be open in order for other players to come visit your town. It's pretty safe to assume that the same rule applies here
    * Nintendo will once again be giving out special gifts through WiFi (as it was with Wild World)
    * Rover from the GameCube-version is back - you'll find him sitting on the bus, talking to you
    * The Bug-Off event from Wild World and most likely a whole slew of others as well

    <a href="http://www.animal-crossing/cityfolk" target="_blank">Animal Crossing: City Folk official website</a>

    Scans from Japanese magazines:
    <a href="http://gonintendo.com/wp-content/uploads/23798_accf_122_1163lo.jpg" target="_blank">Scan #1</a>
    <a href="http://www.gamekyo.com/Webmasters/Images/52101520080922_161509_0_big.jpg" target="_blank">Scan #2 page 1</a>
    <a href="http://www.gamekyo.com/Webmasters/Images/52101520080922_161509_1_big.jpg" target="_blank">Scan #2 page 2</a>

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    Update: DS connectivity includes transferring your character from Wild World into City Folk - any items gathered in the DS version will be made available at Tom Nook's (i.e. you’ll have to pay to redeem them).

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    Graphics look like shit.

    If they don't revamp it up to HD-like, the WiiSpeak shit won't mean shit.
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    Update:

    * Free downloadable content confirmed (the DS may be used as a storage device for those who doesn't have a WiFi connection at home)
    * A Comic Club in the city area lets you learn new expressions
    * Your whole outfit may now be customized (front, back and sleeves)
    * USB keyboard support confirmed
    * Bringing your character over to a friend through the DS let's you explore his or her town independently only. Both players cannot play at the same time.

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    Not crashing the party or anything... Hope Nintendo finds a way to avoid cheating (ie via Flashcards on DS) when you transfer rare items to Wii...

    It's just that it destroys the spirit of the game, and could ruin half the fun... just as when all those codes for the original animal crossings (GCN) shows up online, You don't need to trade anymore, as you can get it free...
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    Well, as long as the cheated items are listed in the catalog, there's nothing that can really be done :/
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    Sounds good , even though I wasn't happy at seeing the same furniture for the third time already. [IMG]
    Still , I'm probably going to buy this one too just because my mother loves it too. [IMG]
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    Troll anyone?
    The Wii can't even do HD btw.
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    Hence is why we're not acknowledging that post - and neither should you [IMG] Don't feed 'em, remember?
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    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    I can not wait for this game now. I still hope that well learn of new features as the release date gets closer.
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    1/10


    Anyway, this needs to be leaked. Right now.
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    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    What?
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    I'm thinking the "not for sale" items will be "not for sale", or they're at least going to limit them to 1 per town which would mean you have to earn bells if you start your town over to get it again. Would be easy if you have a friend with lots of bells if that is the case though...

    Still hoping they add more features....like option for motion support for some actions, actual furniture pieces that are minigames, new holidays, etc. The stuff they showed was kinda lacking. But even if it was still that stuff it'd probably still be fun. I really hope they kept all the holidays from the GCN and added more (good motivation to keep playing).
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    Nothing, I just called him a crappy troll.
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    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    Oh ok. I was confused for a second. I thought you were agreeing with him.
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    Well they've already added one new holiday that we know of: Bunny Day! [IMG] Hopefully (and presumably) they've thought of more as well. Anyhow, I'm positive that more, new features will come to the surface in upcoming previews and interviews. They've only just announced it after all and the only good article I've seen so far is the interview @ IGN - where quite a few things were revealed such as the added customization of clothing (which I really think is great)!

    You could only start to imagine what the developers may have thought of while they were designing this game [IMG] And you're absolutely right about mini-games - I think that's something that we all wish for and hopefully the team knows it and have thought something clever up, especially with the expanded multiplayer.

    Time will tell what this new installment in the series has to offer us [IMG]
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    Update: Reading about the game at Nintendo.com I discovered the mentioning of a theater in the city! [IMG]

    "If you’re in the mood for something a little faster paced, take a bus to a new urban city area that’s unique to Animal Crossing: City Folk. There you can catch a show at the theater or check out the sales at Gracie’s boutique."
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    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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    Awesome. Hopefully there will be a way to hack your town like in Wild World. If it weren't for seeds I probably would have never played that game. [IMG]
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    Note to self: Never add Nin10doFan's friend code for AC:CF.... ever.
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    Lol wtg Nin10doFan, that statement won't get you any friends [IMG]


    Another update (I'm on fire [IMG]): After reading IGN's report from Nintendo's Developer Conference I spotted the following:

    * Jingle the reindeer makes a comeback
    * A carnival-like event has been added
    * Snap a screenshot when playing the game and then send the photo either to a computer, a phone, to someone's Wii Message Board, or just save it onto an SD card and take it with you
    * To quote IGN who attended at the conference: "You can also create hats and other accessories."
    * The Happy Room Acadamy have their own place in the city area (I'm pretty sure I read something about this earlier as well but totally forgot about it)

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