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Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo DS)

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Back of DS Case - Nintendo DS (Germany/Austria/Switzerland):
    Willkommen bei Animal Crossing: Wild World. Deine Welt wird größer... Bereite dich auf ein neues Leben vor! Dekoriere dein Haus, fange Insekten und Fische, besuche Feste und rede mit den Bewohnern deiner Stadt. Es gibt immer viel zu tun! Verwende die drahtlose DS-Datenübertragung oder die Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, um deine Welt mit Freunden zu teilen! Für das Online-Spiel sind ein Breitband-Zugang sowie entweder ein WLAN-Router oder der Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector erforderlich.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116106) on Jun 06, 2011.

Nintendo E3 2005 Catalog:
    Following up on the popular Nintendo GameCube title, Animal Crossing for Nintendo DS takes advantage of new built-in features. Create and explore a new neighborhood as you and up to three friends move in, rent a home, and live life the way you want. Use the touch screen technology to send messages back and forth. Draw designs for clothing and wallpaper. Or check out and go fishing for awhile. And with the built-in wi-fi access, do so with friends from around the world.

    It's your world. You live it.

    Contributed by Lampbane (2526) on Jan 03, 2009.

Press release (31st March 2006):

    THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD TAKES JAPAN BY STORM AND LAUNCHES IN EUROPE TODAY

    31 March 2006 – Today people across Europe will be settling down to enjoy a second life as Animal Crossing: Wild World launches across Europe. Japanese sales of Animal Crossing: Wild World have rocketed past the 2 million mark, continuing the success of the Nintendo DS and reaffirming Nintendo's position as leader in the handheld market. From the makers of Nintendogs, which itself has sold approximately 6 million units worldwide, Animal Crossing: Wild World utilises Nintendo's newly launched Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, allowing Nintendo DS users to play each other across the globe.

    Animal Crossing: Wild World, offers gamers entertainment without restrictions as they are given the freedom to live the life of a new resident in the world of Animal Crossing. Players must explore their new town, take part in daily chores and make friends with their animal neighbours, all of which is set in real time using the Nintendo DS's internal clock. The touch screen provides a new level of interaction within the game, such as hand writing letters and designing complex patterns for clothes.

    One of the key features of Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS is the multiplayer gameplay, this makes use of Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection service, which already has over 1 million unique users worldwide since it launched in November 2005. Players can travel to friends' towns via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or Wireless Multi Card Play providing the opportunity to meet new characters and exchange rare items. Building friendships while visiting can also entice a creature to move to the player's town. These two multiplayer modes give players the flexibility to choose how and with whom they play Animal Crossing: Wild World.

    This 'feel-good' title seems to have inspired dedicated gamers around the world as Animal Crossing websites and online communities have sprung up across the globe, paying homage to the world of Animal Crossing.

    Animal Crossing: Wild World is available across Europe on the Nintendo DS from 31st March 2006 for the estimated retail price of around €40.

    Contributed by Sciere (270454) on May 27, 2006.

Press release (17th May 2005):

    Animal Crossing® DS

    Format: Nintendo DS™
    Launch Date: Q4 2005
    ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
    Game Type: Community Simulation
    Players: 1-4

    Developed by Nintendo

    KEY INFORMATION

    Players move into a living, breathing world inside the Nintendo DS...and then invite their friends to visit from anywhere on earth.
    • In this sequel to the wildly popular Nintendo GameCube™ game, players and up to three friends can hang out in the same village and interact in real time - either through wireless LAN or over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Now players can visit a friend's village from thousands of miles away.

    • The touch screen makes item management and world navigation a breeze. Typing letters and designing patterns are now just stylus strokes away.

    • Days and seasons pass in real time, so whether players want to decorate their homes, catch bugs or fish, collect brand-new items like hats and sunglasses or just chat with the wild and wacky characters in their villages, there's always something to do.
    Game Storyline: Players make their own stories. A player and up to three friends move into a village and just live life, extend a home, interact with their neighbors and explore the village.

    Characters: Much of the cast of the original Animal Crossing™ returns, including animals of all shapes and personality types: K.K. Slider, Tom Nook, Blathers, Mr. Resetti and more. There are also a number of new characters.

    How to progress through the game: Players move into village, buy a small house and then do whatever they want. Time and seasons pass as they do in the real world, so there will always be something unpredictable happening. Collect or buy items, talk to neighbors, go fishing, catch bugs, dig up treasure or hang out with human friends.

    Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Tap the touch screen to type letters, draw designs for clothing or wallpaper, drag clothing or items onto characters or just lead them around the world. Using DS Download Play or Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, players can hang out in real time with up to three friends.

    Contributed by Sciere (270454) on May 27, 2006.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    Walk with the Animals

    Live an alternate life in this all-new follow-up to the wildly popular Nintendo GameCube game. Join up to three of your friends in the same virtual town and interact in real-time--either through local wireless or the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Now you can visit a friend from thousands of miles away! Whether you want to collect brand-new items like the hats and sunglasses, catch bugs and fish, decorate your home, or just chat with the characters in your town, there's always something to do in Animal Crossing.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on May 23, 2006.

Back of Case, French (Canada):
    Ton univers est encore plus grand...

    Que tu veuilles décorer la maison, te joindre à des événements spéciaux ou simplement jaser avec les gens du coin, il ya a tant à faire! Et tu peux maintenant partager les bons moments avec des amis proches ou éloignés, soit par l'entremise du réseau local sans fil, soit par la Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

    (ballons de mot de caractère)
    • Rends visite à des amis, proches ou éloignés, par réseau local sans fil ou Internet...
    • Invente des constellations, des vêtements et dos drapeaux avec l'écran tactile! Hou-hou!
    • Accessoirise ta vie avec plus de 600 nouveaux articles!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 09, 2006.

Back of Case (US):
    Your world just got a lot bigger...

    Get ready to start a new life! Whether you want to decorate your home, catch bugs or fish, join in on special events, or just chat with the locals, there's always plenty to do! And now you can share the good times with friends near and far using either local wireless or the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

    (character word balloons)
    • Accessorize your life with over 600 new items!
    • Design constellations, clothes, and flags with the Touch Screen. Hootie-toot!
    • Visit friends near and far over local wireless or the Internet...
    • Hang out with your friends in real time and kick back with a quick fishing competition.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 09, 2006.

Nintendogs instruction booklet (US):

    Cross Over to a Brand New World

    Live an alternate life in this all-new sequel to the wildly popular Nintendo GameCube game. Join up to three of your friends in the same virtual town and interact in real time - either through wireless LAN or over the Internet. Now you can visit a friend from thousands of miles away! Whether you want to collect brand new items like hats and sunglasses, catch bugs and fish, decorate your home, or just chat with the characters in your town, there's always something to do!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 09, 2006.