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)
I can confirm that the snowmam gives multiple Ice series items per day. I've gotten an Ice Wall, Ice Floor, and Ice Dresser from her today alone (cost me fifteen snowflakes because I botched the assembly, but they aren't that hard to find, even when it's not snowing).
Insect 1: Shake trees all year round, any time of day. I think you have five chances per day to catch this one. Insect 2: Flies around your town between August and October, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Insect 3: Grow a bush in your town, it'll be on it when it rains between April and September all day (best in May-June). Insect 4: Shake a tree between October and February and one of these might hang from it...nab it quick, or else it'll climb back into it (don't worry, you can shake it again and they'll pop back out). Shake all of your trees to find it, including fruit trees. Insect 5: Check your flowers between March-June from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (also in October). Insect 6: Chop down a tree, leave the stump. This guy is on it in June and September-November at various times in the morning and afternoon (never after 7:00 p.m., never before 4:00 a.m.) Insect 7: On tree trunks, July-August. 11:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. Insect 8: Fish out some garbage or rot some turnips, then leave it out. You might find this little guy flying around it (year round, all hours). Insect 9: Hit a rock with a shovel August-October, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.
Fish 1: Similar to the fish right above it. In the river year-round, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Fish 2: That's not coming to the river until March, so no worries. Fish 3: He's in the pond part of the river, June-August, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Fish 4: Catch him at the waterfall (I've had success at both) March-June and September-November, 4:00-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-9:00 p.m. Fish 5: He's out now through February in the river (and is huge), 4:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. Fish 6: All day in the river, but only in September. Fish 7: This little river fish is basically out all day from June-mid-September. Fish 8: This guy is in the ocean from now until February from 9:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m. Fish 9: This larger fish (slightly bigger than a sea bass) is in the ocean from now until March all day long.