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Animal Crossing Plaza
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms Nintendo Wii U
Release date Flag of America 19 10 August 7, 2013
Flag of Europe August 8, 2013
Flag of Australia August 8, 2013
Genre Communication,
Online play
Ratings Exempt
Website United Kingdom
United States

Animal Crossing Plaza is a free to download communication based video game for the Nintendo Wii U[1], with a limited life span that is expected to end at the end of 2014.[2] It is created as the first spin-off of the Animal Crossing series, mainly focusing on the Animal Crossing: New Leaf community and promoting communication between players. It is based on the console's Miiverse feature and the Animal Crossing Community within it. A special DLC item, the "Shaved-ice Lamp", was released in Animal Crossing: New Leaf to commemorate its release. It was discontinued and removed from the eShop on December 22nd, 2014.


Animal Crossing Plaza departs from the traditional gameplay of life simulation and collection, by focusing on a more community-based game. Players play as their Mii characters in an unnamed town's plaza where both villagers and special characters reside.

While in the Plaza, player's can select any Animal Crossing: New Leaf characters to bring up a menu, which allows them to post about the character, see recent posts by other users, or mark the character as a favorite, which allows the player to find and share information about them. Also available to the player is the character's birthday and name. Special characters will talk about upcoming events or their businesses and the services they offer.

If the player clicks their Mii character, they can share their Dream Address, favorite characters, birthday and their location. Also in the menu is the ability to edit profile settings, view their profile and album, or post to Miiverse and the Animal Crossing Community.

While viewing the album settings, the player has the option to insert the SD card from their Nintendo 3DS console into the Nintendo Wii U to copy over images, which can be shared with the Plaza or the Miiverse.

Players are also allowed to share QR codes containing Designs, which can be captured using the Nintendo 3DS camera for use in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

There was a Software Update that came after the end of a Nintendo Direct. The System Update allowed the person to have their villagers in their towns, now being able to enter or make an appearance in Animal Crossing Plaza. Also, it will include stamps of Special Characters, that they can customize and draw on in Miiverse, noting that those kinds of stamps are only allowed in those game categories.



Isabelle, K.K. Slider and a Mii of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata in the plaza

  • Animal Crossing Plaza is the first spin-off game in the Animal Crossing series.
  • The game is the first to reveal the birth dates of special characters.


The Animal Crossing series
Aflogo Af+logo Animal Afe+logo Animal Crossing Wild World Logo Animal Crossing- City Folk (logo) Animal Crossing New Leaf logo
Main series
Dōbutsu no MoriDōbutsu no Mori + (Dòngwù Sēnlín) • Animal CrossingDōbutsu no Mori e+Wild WorldCity FolkNew Leaf
ClockCalculatorSweet DayPlazaHappy Home Designeramiibo Festival
Other media
Dōbutsu no Mori (film)Dōbutsu no Mori: Hohinda Mura DayoriMinna no Dōbutsu no MoriOideyo Dōbutsu no MoriTobidase Dōbutsu no Mori Minna de Seseragi Mura Life
Other series
Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlMario Kart 8Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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