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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Animal Crossing: City Folk and Wii Speak to Retail for $70

Chatting with friends in Animal Crossing's Wii debut to be a pricey affair.

Word has leaked from the ongoing GameStop manager's conference in Las Vegas that the Animal Crossing: City Folk and Wii Speak bundle will run you a pricey $70 -- news which cued one anonymous 1UP editor to exclaim, "$70!? For that price it had better come with a white van for abducting kids you meet in your magical little animal town."
This bundle is a cheaper alternative to buying the game and microphone separately, with a standalone Wii Speak running you $30. Even so, $70 is an exorbitant price for a game that, by all appearances, hasn't evolved much since the game we originally knew as Animal Forest on the N64.
At $70, is the price for engaging in emergent gameplay-like activities -- such as the makeshift fishing tournament showcased at E3 -- now too high? Check out our E3 preview of the game here and let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below.

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