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Animal Crossing
Developer: Nintendo 


Animal Crossing is a community simulation video game series developed and published by Nintendo, in which the player lives in a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, carrying out various activities. The series is notable for its open-ended gameplay and extensive use of the game systems' internal clock and calendar to simulate real passage of time.

General Information

Title: Animal Crossing
Publisher: Nintendo
Description: Life simulation game in a village of anthropomorphised animals
Similar Games: MySims, Viva Pinata, Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley
Genre(s): Life simulation, sandbox
Playthrough Length: No definite ending to game
Difficulty: Easy
Security Concerns: No special concerns

Multiplayer Information

Online Multiplayer: With anyone (must be mutually-added friends on the game console; Wild World or later)
Local Multiplayer: With up to 3 friends (not on the home console games prior to New Horizons) or up to 7 friends (New Horizons)
Voice Chat: City Folk with optional peripheral, New Horizons using optional Nintendo Switch Online app
Connectivity Structure: Online, local
Age of Community: Children and early teens
Community Attitude: Usually positive. Most Animal Crossing websites will be very strictly moderated. Beware of 'griefers' who are people that attempt to ruin the gaming experience for other players by destroying their town, stealing items, etc. The game features a text-chat, this has an inbuilt swear filter

Gameplay Information

ESRB Rating: Everyone
PEGI Rating: 3+
ACB Rating: General
Content Labels: No objectionable content

Cost Information

Initial Purchase: $59.99 USD (New Horizons)
Free (Pocket Camp)
Subscription: Optionally for online play on New Horizons (Nintendo Switch Online)
In-game Purchases: None, with exception of Pocket Camp
Gambling Elements: None (although Pocket Camp features lootboxes, which is considered a source of gambling according to Netherlands or Belgium)