GameSpot writes: "While it isn't one of Nintendo's longest-running franchises, Animal Crossing has quickly built up a strong base of fans over the past few years. It was the jump from the GameCube to the DS that really helped the series hit its potential, as the online functionality allowed players to visit their friends all over the world. It's this feature that seems to be the crux of the latest entry in the series, Animal Crossing: City Folk, which will be released on the Wii by the end of 2008.
The video presentation shown at Nintendo's E3 press conference gave us an insight into a number of key features in the game. The concept looks to be the same--you'll set up your own character and town, and then experience a consistent real-time world right on your own console. Characters in your town will get up and go to sleep each day and go about their business, and they'll celebrate key holidays such as Halloween and New Year. But communication is the key, and you'll be able to send letters to other real people around the world, as well as visit their towns using Nintendo Wi-Fi connection."