IGN: Animal Crossing and WiiSpeak Hands-On

Nintendo's been the slowest of all the console manufacturers on giving gamers the ability to voice chat with friends over the internet. Even with the built-in microphone it took the company at least two years to officially put in use on the Nintendo DS. Nintendo's using the release of Animal Crossing: City Folk to launch its Voice Over IP (VOIP) initiative on the Wii, but in a very untraditional way: through a TV-mounted microphone called WiiSpeak. And with Animal Crossing's release just weeks away, Nintendo invited IGN over to the San Francisco Bay Area office for an updated voice chat experience with the peripheral.

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