Nintendo held a live stream presentation for Tobidase Dobatsu no Mori (roughly translated as Animal Crossing: Jump Out) yesterday, and the sheer amount of hot Animal Crossing facts that blasted our faces were unprecedented. Anyone who's followed the Animal Crossing series from the start knows that the series is all about minutia, and that includes the amount of changes that are made from game to game. This new title for the 3DS continues that trend, though there a few new editions that seem like quantum leaps into the future, at least by Animal Crossing standards.
As a diehard fan of the series, my jaw dropped when I saw the return of the tropical island, that K.K. Slider had become a part-time D.J., that you could swim down to the ocean floor, and that you can now enter a massage-induced dream world. It almost felt like too much, until I saw that the dream world in Animal Crossing looks exactly like the regular world in Animal Crossing. I wouldn't want it any other way.
The new stuff don't stop there. Hit the jump for a full rundown of the newly announced features, along with videos from our homeboy Nintendaan.
New town features
- Some characters might set up a tent and camp outside
New design features
- Tom Nook can help you make design changes to your house
New Streetpass features
- View the homes of people you StreetPass
Massage Dream World
- Visit a massage parlor that helps to relax you and put you into a dream stage
New music and D.J. K.K.
- Early morning music is calm, dawn the music is more upbeat, afternoon is more pleasant-sounding music, nighttime the music has more base, late night music gets mysterious
- Shake your ass at the club all night long
New Island and swimming
- Travel via boat to an island and enjoy a song at the same time
The latest Bravely Second trailer shows off the first in-game footage we've seen
4:30 PM on 08.29.2014