Animal Crossing is now 12 years old. The latest Nintendo 3DS iteration has been played both by people who enjoyed the original game as well as their children! Animal Crossing: New Leaf uses network communication to build upon the first Nintendo 64 game's mission of "encouraging communication among different players." In this 2014 talk, Producer Katsuya Eguchi and director Aya Kyogoku discuss the different approaches they tried in order to develop ideas that would take advantage of the environments surrounding players, with a goal to provide both old and new consumers with something fresh and appealing.
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