According to Iwata, the act of charging an addition fee for new content would be "unwholesome," stating that the "power of money" could potentially impact gameplay. Iwata states the team behind the title discussed the issue and have now ruled out premium downloads.
The original Animal Crossing was released to Japan in 2001 before coming to North America one year later on the Nintendo GameCube. The series' upcoming installment, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is scheduled to release next year on 3DS. The title will be known as Animal Crossing: Jump Out in Japan and will release there on Nov. 8.