Wii Connect24 and Animal Crossing City Folk

Even though Animal Crossing New Leaf has been released, we still have love for our older versions of Animal Crossing and still play them regularly. Recently, Nintendo announced that they would be discontinuing the Wii Connect24 service on Friday, June 28, 2013, and that channels, data exchange via the Wii Message Board, and games that utilize the Wii Connect24 service on Nintendo Wii consoles would either no longer be functional, or at the very least, have some of their functions limited. In Animal Crossing City Folk, Wii Connect24 allows friends to send messages from one player's town to another player's without the other player being logged on and present, and also allowed for the receipt of special Nintendo items that Pete would happily deliver to you occasionally. As such, you will no longer be able to send messages from one Animal Crossing City Folk player's town to another's after June 28th. It's probably safe to say that there were no longer going to be gifts from Nintendo delivered to City Folk players since the focus is now on New Leaf (not to mention the fact that City Folk is about 5 years old), so from that perspective, it's not such a loss.

Since Wii Connect24 is part of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection feature, when this news was first announced, we were asking the question "Will I still be able to travel from one City Folk town to another since Wii Connect24 is being shut down?" After all, this is a really cool feature of Animal Crossing City Folk, and vastly expands the enjoyment of the gameplay. Nothing is like going to Copper at the gate and being denied a way out of town. Luckily, we have since found out that you will still be able to travel from one town to another and have friendly socials with other City Folk players in their towns as usual, it is simply the letter sending function that will no longer work.

Since you will still be able to visit other towns via Wi-Fi, if you really wanted to send a letter to another player, you can always visit the post office in the town where the player lives that you want to send a letter to while you're visiting and send a letter from there -- I'm sure Pelly and/or Phyllis will be happy to oblige you.

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