E3 2010 Preview: Animal Crossing 3DSBy Patrick Klepek - Posted Jun 17, 2010
What We Already Know
There were rumors about a 3D enhanced Animal Crossing alongside the deluge of Nintendo 3DS rumor just prior to the machine’s announcement. E3 2010 confirmed Animal Crossing is coming to 3DS with (obviously) 3D.
What We’re Seeing Now
The non-interactive (but real-time) Animal Crossing Demo didn’t answer much else besides proving that 3D works within the Animal Crossing universe. It did more than prove it, too. Animal Crossing’s art was gorgeous on the widescreen 3DS display. As was the case with many other 3DS demos, the 3D wasn’t noticeable – and that’s not a negative. The 3D added real, tangible depth to the on-screen image, the greatest asset of 3D. It fit perfectly. I was forced to quickly jump over to another 3DS demo before Animal Crossing concluded, preventing me from culling anything important from what may be changing in terms of gameplay.