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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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I started a cobblestone bridge today myself. I didn't know it would cost 128k bells...but I had 64k on hand to put a good "down payment" on it.

I also finally grew some peaches, so I was trying to make more peach trees. Chopped one down and knocked down a bee's nest. Caught the bees (for those of you keeping score at home, it's Ludist210: 2-Bees: 15) and sold them and their nest for 3,000 (2,500 for the bee, 500 for the nest) and planted three more trees.

It's still raining in Clifton. I may do some more fishing tonight...
Posted: 06/17/13, 20:48:18
Graahhh! All this talk makes it so hard to resist the urge to buy the game! I was obsessed with the GCN game back in the day, and I have a feeling New Leaf could rekindle my love for the series in a way Wild World couldn't, with all the mayoring and stuff.
Posted: 06/17/13, 21:11:19
@ludist210 It's raining in Mouville too. I keep tripping while running.
Posted: 06/17/13, 21:48:38
Oh yeah, I also got the Varia Suit Boots today too...just need the Varia Suit Pants and I've got the whole set.
Posted: 06/17/13, 21:50:49
I have a bridge, yellow seat, cutout, perfect apple fruit tree and all the fruits with the exception of Durians. Life is good in GILLETT.
Posted: 06/17/13, 21:57:24
I received Majora's Mask from a fortune cookie. I feel lucky!
Posted: 06/17/13, 21:59:44

I think I'm missing Persimmons, Lemons, and Bananas. I have everything else in my town.


Posted: 06/17/13, 22:05:55
@ludist210 I guess I am also missing Persimmons. I didn't know the game had those.
Posted: 06/17/13, 22:23:00
Is there any benefit to having a variety of different fruit in your town? Or could I just focus on one foreign fruit and farm that? I think I'll still try to get a bunch of different fruits growing just to make the town prettier, but there's no other reason to try and gather every fruit, right?
Posted: 06/18/13, 00:03:55

Good for trading and cool to have, I suppose. I like my fruit orchard...adds some extra color to my town.
Posted: 06/18/13, 00:04:59
Started this up this morning. Was accosted by a stalker hobo cat on the train. Disturbing.

Got off the train. Apparently I'm the mayor. Not that that seems to afford me any special treatment (or a salary). Where's the mansion for the town's top official? Nowhere to be found. Instead I'm stuck in a tent. Joy.

Poking around town, no-one seems to be awake, and all the stores are shut. What a crock. This are going to change around here.

First order of business: Pass law forcing residents to refer to me as 'Supreme Emperor'. Followed by mandatory 7 AM waking/opening time.

On the plus side I found a shiny gold peach. It shall be my new friend. I shall call him 'Pete'.
Posted: 06/18/13, 00:56:46  - Edited by 
 on: 06/18/13, 00:57:28
@VofEscaflowne So far i expanded the first floor, and was and have a 2nd floor. My options were for other rooms, basement or expand the space in the 2nd floor. All were in the 498,000 range *even a basement* : / So i can only imagine what my next bill will be after paying this one off. One before this was 298,000
Posted: 06/18/13, 04:30:33
OMG! I had a surprise visit from my favorite friend, Pascal today!

Posted: 06/18/13, 04:37:31
@DrFinkelstein ha ha ha, that looks creepy, like he was stalking u ,lol
Posted: 06/18/13, 04:40:33

I love the dude anyway.
Posted: 06/18/13, 04:43:09
I got the Triforce today, pretty cool. I also got a Kart recently but I have no room for it right now.
Posted: 06/18/13, 05:05:22
We took our son to the zoo today. Seen this first thing that popped in my mind "is your gate open"

Posted: 06/18/13, 05:09:18

haha! I love when games infiltrate my life too. I once tried to 'power slide' a-la Mario Kart when making a bank turn onto a freeway... I was like... what the hell did I think? I guess my brain thought there was an R trigger on my steering wheel.
Posted: 06/18/13, 05:21:09
@DrFinkelstein Anand was telling me how driving in the rain is just like some old Sega racing game.

While driving home at 85 mph in the rain.

Posted: 06/18/13, 06:54:48
Did anyone get bananas on the island? We need to start getting that stuff passed around! All I'm missing at this point are bananas and persimmons, which I believe you get from the upgraded garden center (or a very lucky exchange with a villager).
Posted: 06/18/13, 16:39:15
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