Published On: Mon, Apr 15th, 2019

Animal Crossing Is Now 18 Years Old

Tortimer would be proud.

As the Game Boy prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, Nintendo’s beloved Animal Crossing series has just reached the 18-year mark of its existence (well, yesterday it did – we’re 24 hours late). Sure, it might not be quite as significant, but it’s still worth reminding everyone just how much it has grown over the years.

The series first started out in Japan with the 2001 Nintendo 64 title Dōbutsu no Mori (also known as Animal Forest). In the same year, the original game was brought across to the GameCube and then localised for North America as Animal Crossing in 2002 and later on in Europe in 2004.

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Animal Crossing Is Now 18 Years Old