Nintendo has announced the official, final release date for Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii, and it sounds like we’ll all be playing the Wii game sooner than expected.
Animal Crossing: City Folk will ship for the Wii on November 16.
Animal Crossing: City Folk lets players live their life in a virtual community that’s all your own, much like the original Animal Crossing. In fact, not much has changed in the game, from what we played at E3, as it includes presents and online interaction with friends. The biggest change is the incorporation of live chat via Wii Speak.
Not coincidentally, Wii Speak will debut alongside Animal Crossing: City Folk on Nov. 16. The Wii Speak is a peripheral that sits on top of your television and lets people in up to four locations who have traded Friend Codes chat with one another for free. When you use Wii Speak in real time, your Mii appears on your TV screen and mimics your chat.
Wii owners will also be able to use the Wii Speak microphone to leave audio messages for their friends and family members or to narrate captions for their photos.
The Wii Speak accessory will be sold separately for $29.99, and people who buy the microphone are given a code that allows them to download the Wii Speak Channel from the Wii Shop Channel at no charge.