Many fans have been vocal about wanting a new Animal Crossing title for the Nintendo Switch which some expected to see revealed at this month’s E3 2018 event. But as we all know, it never appeared along with Mother 3. IGN spoke with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime who acknowledged that the company is aware of fan demands for a number of games and when they have something ready they will announce it.
When we have something to announce, we will. Fill in the blank of your favorite franchise. Our mentality will be we’ll announce information close to its launch date versus teasing people for years on end.
Reggie Fils-Aime on a new Animal Crossing game:
“I did see a lot of internet memes with sad faces from the Animal Crossing group. We see tremendous opportunity in using the mobile platform to introduce IP to consumers who may not be as familiar. Animal Crossing is a great example. Tremendous interaction with Pocket Camp. Fans are really enjoying that experience. We’re introducing it to new consumers. That bodes well for whenever the next Animal Crossing might come.”
Reggie Fils-Aime on Mother 3:
“Again, we know, I know there’s a fan base for that title. All I could say is we’re aware. It’s something that we always think about in terms of where there are opportunities to reintroduce IP to fans, to do it in a way that builds new fans, we’re certainly aware. No promises, no commitments one way or the other, but we’re aware. It’s interesting. I show up at the Belasco [theater] and one fan is saying ‘Hi, Reggie!’ and another is saying ‘where’s Mother 3?’”