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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 
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I'm still very isolated, all of my villagers are down by the coast.
Posted: 06/18/13, 22:39:48
My girlfriends town has a wet suit for sale (for medals not bells) on the island. It is 40 medals and I have 86.... After we go to the movies, I am coming back and going to visit her and buy the wet suit =)
Posted: 06/18/13, 22:48:13
I isolated myself. Built my house on the left hand side, right by the waterfall. Only way to reach it is by going down to the coast, across a bridge, and then back up. Two days after I started, some asshole started building his house at the bottleneck between the river and left side of the screen in front of me =/

Haven't had much of a chance to play lately, but I hope to get on tonight around 6PM CST and have my gate open. Town is a mess, so don't hate!
Posted: 06/18/13, 22:49:29

Town layout right now, just before I built any bridge. I have one south of my house and another right at the top of the waterfall. I like that spot
Posted: 06/18/13, 23:19:57
My house is on the far right, just a few steps from the beach. I think there's a house below me now...I'm up to seven villagers. So far, I like them all...but I want Tangy to move in.

How many villagers can live in a town? Is it 10 or 12?
Posted: 06/18/13, 23:29:20
ludist210 said:
My house is on the far right, just a few steps from the beach. I think there's a house below me now...I'm up to seven villagers. So far, I like them all...but I want Tangy to move in.

How many villagers can live in a town? Is it 10 or 12?

Posted: 06/18/13, 23:33:23

Bummer...no more than City Folk.
Posted: 06/18/13, 23:37:33

When you're playing the island games, you can take fruits with you and keep them. Then you can plant them or sell them on your town. I've gotten three new kinds of fruit this way: Lyche, Mangos, and Lemons.
Posted: 06/19/13, 00:06:57
Confirmed: girls in pants run like boys.
Posted: 06/19/13, 03:54:47
VickiL said:
Confirmed: girls in pants run like boys.

Hmm I should try wearing a skirt and see if the opposite is true!
Posted: 06/19/13, 15:47:05

So what happens when I get the Varia Suit Pants (still trying to win them)? Since they are pants, I should keep running like a boy, but Samus is a girl and she's the one that wears the Varia Suit. Hmmmm.
Posted: 06/19/13, 16:00:01

It is. I noticed it a while back.
Posted: 06/19/13, 16:28:25
Obtained my Dream Suite this AM....which is the first thing I looked for when I woke up instead of doing my normal coffee, breakfast thing... Kinda sad.
Posted: 06/19/13, 16:40:13
The Dream Suite function's pretty cool. I just wish having her send me to a completely random village would actually work.
Posted: 06/19/13, 17:15:50
Played some last night, opened my gate, lost power due to a great summer Texas storm, and lost all progress. Only upside was the mole-man didn't yell at me (though I did see some sort of error screen pop up when I lost internet). Oh well...finally get a chance to visit the island today.
Posted: 06/19/13, 17:30:51
y cant metroid run like a girl?
Posted: 06/19/13, 19:21:08
@missypissy if you go to the island at night, you can catch tons of bugs that are worth 1,000+

most of them are worth around 3,000 and even one is worth 6,000 and it appears very often! I made about 150k lastnight on the island selling 40 bugs.
Posted: 06/19/13, 19:24:27
Question for those who got the Dream Suite--

Can you visit ANY town as long as you have the friend code? I'd really love to visit the famous "Horror Village" Aika once mine's done.

Aika Code: 2600-0218-7298
Posted: 06/19/13, 19:41:21

I believe so. I can't confirm though.
Posted: 06/19/13, 20:05:57
I decided to build a Turbine Windmill for my next town project! I cannot wait to see how it turns out! I should be able to pay for it today....
Posted: 06/19/13, 20:32:08
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