In the latest issue of the Official Nintendo Magazine - which should be available in the UK now - there is an interview with Katsuya Eguchi, producer of Animal Crossing: City Folk. Eguchi was asked if a microphone was specifically requested for the game. "We're always sharing information with the hardware group and all the teams within Nintendo so we can keep track of things. But in this case we were talking and they told me that they had this microphone in development and I said, 'Really, that would work well with Animal Crossing. Here's what we'd like it to do…'" Ecuchi was also inquired about the boarded room in the city. "Yeah, it's near the shoe-shine guy. It's just a boarded up door, I'm afraid – there's actually nothing there. However, there are other areas that haven't been revealed yet!"