Ever wanted a dream life where you’re in total control? Then welcome to Animal Crossing, Nintendo’s real-time game where you live in a world that is wholly unique and you call all the shots. In this imaginary world, you own a home, you work hard to get ahead, and you play even harder to enjoy the irresistible challenges of each day and each season. Join the growing population of players who live to play and play to live in a land of fun and surprises.
Paving your way
Join Rover on the train to enter your new town.
Pick and name a character that suits you.
Choose a house to call home.
Forge friendships with friendly forest beasts, from penguins to rhinos to apes to frogs.
Meet local celebrities from helpful Officer Copper to diplomatic mayor Tortimer.
Mail letters to friends and pay off your bills at the Post Office.
Shop till you drop at Tom Nook’s store.
Donate treasures to the Farway Museum.
Find out who’s in town and what’s lost and found at the Police Station.
Design your own fabulous fashions at the Able Sisters tailor shop.
Visit the Wishing Well for sage advice on making your town nice.
Earn a living by running errands for your neighbors or finding valuable treasures.
Decorate your home to match your style.
Collect dinosaur bones, fish, art and insects—all hidden around town.
Find rare items via visiting vendors or by trading with forest friends.
Create custom fashions that speak to your soul.
Enjoy the changing seasons and special holiday surprises.
Welcome new players to your village.
Travel to friends’ villages.
Take a sun-soaked vacation to Animal Island with a Game Boy Advance (you’ll need a Game Boy Advance—Nintendo GameCube Link Cable).