When Stephen opened up the copy of "Animal Crossing: Wild World" that Nintendo send him to demonstrate the ability to transfer items to "Animal Crossing: City Folk," he didn't expect one of the town's inhabitants to drop a racial slur.
Nintendo had since released an official statement about the incident.
"Previously played copies of the 2005 DS game 'Animal Crossing: Wild World' were sent to 14 members of the media to demonstrate the ability of players to transfer items to the new 'Animal Crossing: City Folk' for Wii.' We regret that an offensive phrase was included without our knowledge via a wireless function that allows user-generated catchphrases to spread virally from one game to the next. This version is limited to 14 copies created for media review purposes only and is not available at retailers. We sincerely apologize for the incident and are working with media who received the game cards to return them to Nintendo immediately."
Considering how much effort Nintendo has put into protecting its users from offensive content via Friend Codes and the like, this accident is a bit humorous. Have you encountered anything like it in your own "Animal Crossing" adventures?