Animal Crossing Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Retrospective Video

It has been 15 years since Animal Crossing, or Doubutsu no Mori, first saw release in Japan on Nintendo 64.

In that time, Nintendo’s heartwarming approach to town simulation has allowed it to become one of the company’s most cherished properties.

With releases across GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and, most recently, Wii U, it has become a series that Nintendo has increasingly looked to diversify.

As to what the future holds is unclear at this point, but, after a mixed reaction to the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, we’re sure to return to our mayoral duties soon enough.

2016 is a year riddled with anniversaries for Nintendo, whether that be Donkey Kong, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus, Pokémon, or Pikmin.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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