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Animal Crossing Plaza
ACPLogo
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 was a free to download communication based video game for the Nintendo Wii U[1], which was discontinued and removed from the Wii U eShop on December 22nd, 2014. It was 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 was 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.

Gameplay

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

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

If the player clicked heir Mii character, they could share their Dream Address, favorite characters, birthday and their location. Also in the menu was 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 had the option to insert the SD card from their Nintendo 3DS console into the Nintendo Wii U to copy over images, which could be shared with the Plaza or the Miiverse.

Players were also able to share QR codes containing Designs, which could then 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 Nintendo Direct. The update allowed the villagers in the player's town to enter or make an appearance in Animal Crossing Plaza. It also included stamps of special characters that they could be customized and drawn on in Miiverse, noting that those kinds of stamps are only allowed in those game categories.

Trivia

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

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

References


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
Spinoffs
ClockCalculatorSweet DayPlazaPhotos TogetherHappy 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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