Nintendo’s Animal Crossing video game series is a social simulation. In Animal Crossing, the player assumes the role of a person who, together with a variety of anthropomorphic animals, lives in a community where he or she may engage in pursuits such as fishing, insect collecting, and fossil digging. The games in this series are well-known for their non-linear structure and the way they use the console’s real-time clock and calendar to represent the passage of time.
Since its inception in 2001, a new Animal Crossing game has been launched every year somewhere in the globe. More than 70 million copies of the series have been sold throughout the globe, making it a critical and financial triumph.