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Animal Crossing-Inspired Castaway Paradise May Come To Wii U

Life simulation iPad title Castaway Paradise may be coming to the Wii U, according to the game’s developer Stolen Couch Games. Speaking to Eurogamer, the Netherlands-based developer has said that despite Castaway Paradise taking inspiration from Nintendo’s hit Animal Crossing franchise, the gaming giant is aware of the endearing app and is entirely “fine” with development.

In Castaway Paradise, your avatar can collect bugs, fish, help your neighbours and grow crops similar to Harvest Moon. The island even has side quests where you can build a town well or a bakery, as well as options for customising clothes and household items.

With Nintendo open to the game’s appeal, Stolen Couch co-founder Eric Diepeveen additionally said the team has considered the free-to-play app for the Wii U. But whether or not we’ll see the game on Nintendo’s home console remains to be seen. Currently, Castaway Paradise is only available on iPad for Canada, Australia and Vietnam, though Stolen Couch is aiming for a U.S. and UK release later in the year.

“Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon and The Sims are all inspirations for Castaway Paradise. What we tried to do is create an experience similar to those games but for all platforms, including mobile and Steam. We’ve taken the best aspects of life simulators and improved and expanded on these aspects.

“Some people are concerned of Nintendo’s opinion of our game. All I can say it that we’ve been talking to Nintendo for years. We’ve showed Castaway Paradise to them and everything is fine. We’re even considering bringing Castaway Paradise to the Wii U. There are many differences between the before mentioned games and Castaway Paradise.”

Is this a game you’d like to see on the Wii U, or would you rather have a new Animal Crossing game for the home console? Let us know in the comments below.

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25 comments

    1. I’ll be doing the same. Looks and sounds intriuiging but Animal Crossing is a game that takes up more than enough time so this is obsolete imo

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  1. Consider that its a free to play everyone but I rather have the new Animal crossing! I would love to play with people online!

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  2. Is it really Animal Crossing inspired? Or are people just assuming things? This looks nothing like Animal Crossing…

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    1. Yes, because games like Uncharted is TOTALLY not ripping Tomb Raider off… Dude, games that are heavily inspired by a game doesn’t always means “Rip off”

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      1. This is as close to a carbon copy of Animal Crossing you could possibly get. From the art-style to the jobs you do, to the manner of speech the islanders have and even the way your character moves, this is essentially ‘Animal Crossing for the iPad’.

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  3. if this game is E’shop exclusive, I’ll consider it, if we are talking a retail game, i am not prepared to spend R500 on this

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  4. Depends on the price and if it’s really as good as Animal Crossing and considering it originates from an iPad I doubt that.

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  5. I wish another game could be just as fun as Animal Crossing. I NEED another good 3DS game. I’m considering Tomadachi Life, but don’t really know anything about it.

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