Speaking in an interview with Kikizo, Eguchi went over some old ground in regards to Animal Crossing on the Wii, discussing possible ideas for friends to visit your village even when you are not playing the game - perhaps dropping off a present that you would see when you come back to the game. He also talked about the idea of sending messages to players of the game using mobile phones and email.

"Another application might be someone could send a letter from their cellphone or from an email address on a PC to the Wii, and then the player living in the town in Animal Crossing could receive that letter," said Eguchi.

As for how the Wii's online system will work, Friend Codes as used with the DS seem to be the order of the day, but Eguchi is unsure about DS and Wii crossover. "There probably will be Friend Codes for the Wii version, however, we're not so sure about compatibility," he said. "So it's most likely that everyone will be using new codes."

At E3 the appearance of a light-gun attachment for the Wii controller was well received and Eguchi says that "if software calls for a light gun, we'll make a light gun." He went on to add that "if the software requires a guitar, then maybe we'll make a guitar. Our number one priority is always to provide the ultimate gameplay experience, so if the game requires a peripheral, then we'll supply a peripheral."

With the Wii remote forming the base of many peripherals we could see all manner of game specific peripherals released. A guitar would be cool, but I'd rather see SEGA bring back the maracas for a new Samba De Amigo game (you'd need two Wii controllers).

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animal crosing for wii comes out in early2009 i think
Posted 01:44 on 23 February 2008
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Animal Crossing Wii NEEDS to release. It'll be AMAZING!
Posted 23:53 on 29 January 2008
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It's not coming out this month, morons. It's still TBA. None of you knwo anything about this game, so stop giving false info about what you can and can't do in the game.
Posted 21:36 on 20 September 2007
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sep. 07!!! it is coming much longer
Posted 02:33 on 08 September 2007
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I heard it was going to be late 2007 or early 2008.
I think they are making it more GC like because there is going to be a newer ac:wii 2 later. ?:)
Posted 17:39 on 27 July 2007
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is it officially sept 07, or did someone pull that out their butt?
Posted 02:14 on 15 June 2007
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okay now i heard they might make it more like the GC version, NO!! I like the DS version better!
Posted 03:51 on 10 June 2007
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I can't wait! Actually, Sep. 07 isn't THAT long. I don't even have a Wii, but when I eventually do get one, September won't be THAT far away.
Posted 03:49 on 10 June 2007
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how do all of you know this stuff... especially the part about the mii usage... all the head guy said was it uses wii-mote, you make furniture, and people can be in your town when in standby mode.
Posted 17:46 on 07 May 2007
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I heard you may be able 2 design ur own furniture!
Posted 02:12 on 18 April 2007
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I just thought about why ACWii is being released late in the year:
1.It's a big game (take a long time to make)
2.Wii's are hard to get, so a big game like this will be released when most people have Wii's to buy games for.
Posted 15:26 on 14 February 2007
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You will use mii's for ACWii and if you change clothes in ACWii the you can keep them an wear them in wii sports! I'm definetly gettin this but i do an don't like the idea about people visiting while the wii is in stand-by... What people came an destroyed your town...?
Posted 14:51 on 14 February 2007
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lilguy3194

i meant 2 type big fan. Are there new tools?
Posted 22:10 on 01 February 2007
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lilguy3194

pretty cool I gotta say. bug fan too. I do wish it came out earlier tho. Als does any1 no if u can make more then 1 town on the game or even how many people u can have. (last question) will ther be a new level of nook's or even the house.
Posted 22:09 on 01 February 2007
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omg! y in sep 07! >=(
Posted 05:36 on 20 January 2007