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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Discussion (Nintendo 3DS) [game]
9.02/10 from 35 user ratings

Welcome to the official discussion thread for Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS!

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review (Nintendo 3DS) (9.7)  by  

Animal Crossing... I still remember getting up early before heading to my high school classes just to see what Tom Nook was selling that day. This game series has always held such a dear place in my heart. I think it has to do with the fact that heading to the land of Plaisant, Tranquil, or other towns of mine always being a great escape for me. Making Bells, filling my catalog, and fishing in the ocean were always points of peace for me. While I've been very public about my discontent with AC: City Folk, I have a new-found hope once more for New Leaf. From all the information that has been dished out due to the game's release already in Japan, and Nintendo pushing more information through Nintendo Directs, I am confident this game will be a fresh take on a classic and comforting idea.

The game released in North America on June 9th, 2013 and released in other territories shortly after.

Please use this thread for all discussion on the game. If you would like to make trades or visit towns, please use the specific Animal Crossing New Leaf Trading Thread for further assistance. It makes more sense to keep this focused on the gameplay and game discussion while leaving bartering out of it. There are no Friend Codes this time around for Animal Crossing, which is a blessing! Many of us have already befriended ourselves via the 3DS Friend Codes Thread thread. That thread will be where we continue to befriend each other and trade 3DS IDs for the sake of visiting each other's towns.

Many many years ago I discovered a wonderful Animal Crossing website which has a great catalog feature set up. Now, the new game will mean it'll take time for the site to get a full correct catalog up and running but I expect it to work beautifully once more to allow anyone to track their catalog there. You can find this website at the Animal Crossing Community page. They also have forums there which are very active right now in anticipation of this game. Granted, the general age of the members of that site fall a bit lower than here, but I've found over all the years I've been there that the discussion is still mostly pleasant and easy.

Lastly, I want you all to enjoy the music from this new game or any of the games, whenever you want. The following site will allow you to hear the "Xam" or "Xpm" music that would naturally occur in your life right now as if you were in the game. You can select from any of the Animal Crossing games and the music will continually loop until the hour changes. It's pretty cool. You can find that page here. It's by default at the City Folk music.

So again, everyone enjoy this game! Enjoy this discussion! If you're interested in being negative about the title, just find your way to a different thread for that because this thread is about the experience and meant to bring the community together during the launch of one of the most community driven games Nintendo offers.

Say hello to Kapp'n, cause we're about to make it into town on June 9th.

(One more quick note; Keep an eye out for the game's review, which I will write sometime in the end of June probably.)

Pattern Creator - Turns any photo on your computer into a pattern (results may vary)

A 2013 Holidays Calendar can be found on Page 4 or at the link posted.

A Reviews Round-up can be found on Page 6 or at the link posted.

A Music Appreciation segment can be found on Page 7 or at the link posted.

A Nintendo World Store Release Photo Gallery can be found on Page 9 or at the link posted.

A list of Dream Towns of note can be found on page 25 or at the link posted.

For trading turnips and turnip discussion please use the Animal Crossing New Leaf Turnip Thread thread.

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Posted: 05/20/13, 01:54:34  - Edited by 
 on: 06/27/13, 00:31:21
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Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?

Because of my job, I play early in the morning so that one ordinance would benefit but then again on weekends or some weekdays, I can only play later in the day and I wish things were open later. I wouldn't mind changing the ordinance weekly to suit my needed play styles.
Posted: 06/14/13, 16:08:42
I hear you can change the town ordinance once a day. Once I remember to, I think I'll set it to Beautiful Town. While it might be nice to have things open late, Re-tail closing is my signal that I really should have gone to bed already.
Posted: 06/14/13, 16:31:52  - Edited by 
 on: 06/14/13, 16:32:36

What time does Re-Tail close? I've never had that problem...I usually quit no later than 10.
Posted: 06/14/13, 17:14:43
Any idea if KK Slider will be playing the same tune in everyone's town tomorrow at 8pm (ie will it go by date) or is it randomized per town?
Posted: 06/14/13, 17:36:55
Retail is 9am - 11pm
Posted: 06/14/13, 17:40:37  - Edited by 
 on: 06/14/13, 17:42:34

Probably random...does he take requests like before?
Posted: 06/14/13, 17:49:56
Yup. And if Re-tail is closed, that means I really, really need to close the thing down and go to bed.

I think I get the gardening shop today!
Posted: 06/14/13, 18:14:59
Sooo freaking addicted... aaagh
Posted: 06/15/13, 00:13:50

Yeah, my gardening shop opened today, and I finally have an axe!

Though what I really want is a hair salon so I can get away from that boring brown hair ;p
Posted: 06/15/13, 00:16:24

Tell me about it. I had a blast last night...even though it's similar, it feels like breath of fresh air compared to City Folk.
Posted: 06/15/13, 00:36:35
I can have you friend my Japanese 3DS if you like. That town has the hair salon up and operational. Let me know and will friend you with that 3DS and open the gate.
Posted: 06/15/13, 01:24:20
I've just been in and out of my town today. Sorry I haven't been able to open my gates; my wife and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary today. Quite a landmark. I'll be in full swing tomorrow!
Posted: 06/15/13, 01:29:39

Thanks, but I'd rather wait til I just unlock it myself, heh

EDIT: Annnnd I've made the island even more broken thanks to that axe they lend you, lol.
Posted: 06/15/13, 01:47:24  - Edited by 
 on: 06/15/13, 02:07:06

Gotta love playing this game w/people...

Vids- I caught a sea enema!
Me- You mean a see anemone?
Vids- ..........yea

Posted: 06/15/13, 06:31:24
I have a ton of apples and pears again so if anyone wants any let me know.
Posted: 06/15/13, 15:20:57

Posted: 06/15/13, 19:08:11

I didn't even think you could do that! Welp I know what I'm doing later tonight ;p
Posted: 06/15/13, 22:37:18
The depth of 3D improves the gameplay in a very subtle yet extremely fundamental way. Whether I'm shoveling, netting, or fishing it helps in orientation. I was swatting at a butterfly and was extremely off target when I realized my 3D was off.
Posted: 06/16/13, 00:15:22
I had a bit too much fun walking around talking to my villagers just as they were about to catch bugs for the Bug-Off.

Quillson in particular didn't take it well, lol.

Posted: 06/16/13, 01:06:19
VofEscaflowne said:

0_0 CLIFF DIVING! Time to start earning me some medals!
Posted: 06/16/13, 01:08:08
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