Players and fans of the Animal Crossing series seem to be craving a new entry in the franchise, even after the release of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Players might not have to wait as long as expected, though, as Nintendo filed for a brand new trademark for Animal Crossing in Japan.
This trademark is all in Japanese, but a translation of the Animal Crossing trademark details and makes references to ”software for a home video game machine, portable electronic game machine, and smartphone devices.” Out of those items mentioned, Nintendo has already released Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and players seem to be (somewhat) pleased with that addition to the series; however, a proper Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing title is what fans have been almost begging for since the console released.
The trademark also mentions items like stuffed animals, controllers, board games, playing cards (this could be referencing Amiibo Cards but that is not confirmed), cases, trading card games, and more. This means a lot of new merchandise, as well as a brand new Animal Crossing game, could be on the horizon.
Players are still eagerly waiting for a new, mainline title and even with multiple updates to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, players are itching to build homes, speak to Tom Nook, and collect bells all on the Nintendo Switch. This mobile game was a nice way to tide players over until the next game comes out, but they are still eagerly hoping that it will come sooner rather than later. With this news about a new trademark, hopefully, player’s wishes will come true.
Animal Crossing is a fan favorite game among Nintendo’s users, as the two versions of the game that released for the Nintendo DS, Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, did extraordinary well in sales and players still enjoy these games to this day. It seems odd that a new title for this franchise has not come out yet considering its popularity, but Nintendo always seems to have players best interests at heart and takes its time to make each game something players really love.
Animal Crossing has no official release date or official title, but players can hope this game comes sooner rather than later.