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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Discussion (Nintendo 3DS) [game]
 
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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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@ludist210
Totally wasted time shaking trees for a lemon. I believe I made the right choice. I only grabbed one lemon, though. When I do tours by myself lately, I do enough work to win the game, then spend any remaining time stealing flowers.

One of my friends has a T-rex skull in front of his window. It's pretty cool.
Posted: 06/20/13, 22:56:17
@VickiL
But do you do enough work to earn a GOLD?
Posted: 06/20/13, 22:58:42
@ploot
But, of course! I chose one of the easy tours. Six butterflies, and then I'm free to loot to my heart's content.
Posted: 06/20/13, 23:20:05
wow, that's pretty cool that the 'fake' paintings actually do have something wrong with them. great attention to detail by them.

I did not know that there was actually something useful out of NIntendoZone. I'll ahve to keep an eye out for coupons there then.

What's the story on the fortune teller? Katrina showed up today, and said I need a men's accessory... and it sounded like maybe I'm supposed to browse HHA and order one? I never really understood the 'luck' thing in ACCF...
Posted: 06/21/13, 06:05:35
@VofEscaflowne

Of course I didn't!
Posted: 06/21/13, 06:43:41
I should have named my town 'Bootcamp' . Boots everywhere. Stephen didn't help.

I managed to unload a couple on his town though. Muahahaha.


Also when the hell is the Southern Hemisphere going to get some respect with regards to localisation? I'm being told it's the Summer Solstice today.

NO IT IS NOT. It's bloody 15 degrees outside. That's not summer anything.

Stupid villagers.
Posted: 06/21/13, 07:46:37
I .... think.... I'm gonna ask for this game.

What's the worst that could happen?
Posted: 06/21/13, 07:50:27
Does anyone have a QR Code for a Triforce?
Posted: 06/21/13, 08:23:17
@NinSage

You could have TOO much fun. Do it!
Posted: 06/21/13, 13:34:15
New Leaf get!

Free download thanks to the UK "So many games!" promotion. :)
Posted: 06/21/13, 13:58:22
@Infinitywave

Excellent! Ninsage, Infinity, add yourselves to the Trading and Visiting thread! Lets get our gaming on!
Posted: 06/21/13, 14:07:20
Checked my 3DS before leaving for work (it is a clerical day for summer school) and my Nook store is finished upgrading AND it opens at 7am! WOOOOOO! Also, two fortune cookies!

I have a good bit of Bells in the bank, around 800k, so my play time is slowing down. I am not binging on the game today; however, tomorrow I will be spending almost seven hours in a car and I will need something to do. I will make tons of money tomorrow.
Posted: 06/21/13, 15:55:10
Didn't play much last night (thanks to Luigi), but I did play enough to catch a centipede by accident and net a new fossil...the new Nooklings should open today, which means Club LOL very soon.
Posted: 06/21/13, 16:10:54
Damn, lots of stuff today. New Nooklings store. Summer Solstice going on. Payed off a huge chunk for my Dream Suite and will probably finish it off tonight so I'll have that to look forward to tomorrow. Got my second floor yesterday and now I'm upgrading the exterior's wall, mailbox and door. There's also something else being built that's been that way for a few days. Almost have all fruit and got my perfect fruit tree going so I might spread that around. There's just so much to do in this game!
Posted: 06/21/13, 16:39:42
Yeah, my town got hit by a lot at once too, heh.

There's the Summer Solstice, shoe store's finally open, AND I get to finally start collecting signatures for Club LOL
Posted: 06/21/13, 17:04:39
@kgtennispro
Our towns are very much synchronized. I expect to get the museum second floor opened Sunday or Monday.

@VofEscaflowne
You still looking for mangoes? I have been so crazy-busy this week. Let me know if you still want a pile.
Posted: 06/21/13, 18:00:28
@VickiL

Yup, still need those and persimmons.
Posted: 06/21/13, 18:01:35
So are the fortune cookie items like other store furniture in the way that I'd need to trade to get them all?

I just got my 4th red pikmin hat and 2nd hero's cap ;p
Posted: 06/21/13, 18:02:50
Hm, I hope not! But then I guess this is easier to at least trade items with friends. I haven't had a fortune cookie item repeat yet but after today and getting 2 per day, I'm gonna have to start stocking up those play coins more often!
Posted: 06/21/13, 18:06:27
@VofEscaflowne

I've heard you can buy Persimmons from the store once it's upgraded...I still need those, lemons, and bananas myself.
Posted: 06/21/13, 18:13:29
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