Animal Crossing (どうぶつの森 Dōbutsu no Mori, Animal Forest) is a very popular series that first debuted on the Nintendo 64 with the Japan only game Animal Forest. A few of the characters from the game would appear as cameos in the Nintendo GameCube launch game Super Smash Bros. Melee as collectible in-game trophies. The game (Animal Forest), would later come to America and Europe in the game Animal Crossing for the Nintendo GameCube. The first game in the series to use Nintendo Wifi Connection is Animal Crossing: Wild World for the Nintendo DS. Animal Crossing: City Folk is known as the first game ever to make use of WiiSpeak. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii, a stage was based on the themes from Wild World, and also contained music and trophies from the game. Animal Crossing: New Leaf was released on the 3DS.
Games in the Series
Animal Crossing City - Animal Crossing Wiki