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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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Posted: 05/20/13, 01:54:34  - Edited by 
 on: 06/27/13, 00:31:21
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The Dreamy Town of BlackCat - 7300-3355-9805

This town has a Luigi's Mansion themed home. Pretty awesome. Possible late-game spoilers I guess but just a few screens.
Posted: 01/26/14, 21:05:32  - Edited by 
 on: 01/26/14, 21:06:34
Almost March and I can start filling some of my missing bugs and fish again. I will do it!
Posted: 02/25/14, 04:24:57

I still need to complete my art collection too.

I'll post up an updated list when I get home.
Posted: 02/25/14, 04:32:12
A few days late, but eh.



Wild painting
Warm painting
Scary painting
Solemn painting
Calm painting
Jolly painting
Moving painting
Serene painting
Flowery painting


Great sculpture
Ancient statue
Beautiful statue
Valient sculpture
Mystic sculpture
Robust sculpture
Motherly sculpture

Duplicates available for trade:

Wistful Painting
Quaint Painting
Moody Painting
Basic Painting
Fanous Painting
Neutral Paintng
Graceful Painting
Posted: 02/28/14, 09:09:57
Aaaand that's all Fish and sea creatures complete!

All I need now is to complete my art collection....
Posted: 03/02/14, 10:07:47
I'm not going to even try for the art.
Posted: 03/02/14, 16:33:38
I have really bad luck with the art... got 1 legit out of 4 or 5 so far.
Posted: 03/02/14, 17:47:11
Posted: 03/02/14, 18:08:47

Yep, it's much easier with @DrFinkelstein's guide.

Although it's still a pain being restricted to one piece a week & then running into doubles.

But working together we can do eeeeeet! Look at all that extra painting garbage I have up there.
Posted: 03/03/14, 01:30:56

If you just give me all your duplicates I'll consider trying haha
Posted: 03/03/14, 01:55:39
Hell, lets let the guy split it. I'm still actually trying to get all the art. I haven't been able to play much the past two weeks so I'm a bit behind but I do keep a look out for dupes Tim. I'll save a copy of your list and keep an eye out for you soon. There's just a ton going on in life right now and it's been distracting me from AC.
Posted: 03/03/14, 01:58:44

Get me what I need and I'll give you my duplicates



BTW, pro-tip. Whilst the usual rate is 1-in-4 pieces being real, a few weeks back I had two genuine pieces up. Buy them with a second character if you have one, or grab a friend from another town to buy it for you.
Posted: 03/03/14, 02:02:54  - Edited by 
 on: 03/03/14, 02:07:35

I've got two characters so I'll certainly keep an eye out on all four so I don't make the mistake of missing one.
Posted: 03/03/14, 02:17:26
So I had absolutely do idea they had a Carnaval themed holiday in this. I was genuinely surprised. Nice touch.
I would go out there and be on the real thing, but, y'know, I'm not too into getting drunk and trouble and these stuff.

Gotta get those feathers!
Posted: 03/03/14, 17:51:27
Anyone had any luck with the last dive? I've yet to see one (I think).
Posted: 03/03/14, 17:58:01

I got mine the other day. Took me about 30 mins - a hour.

They're rare, so you just gotta keep trying. Big shadow, moves kinda slow. Apparently.


You cannot run from Carnivale, because even running is a kind of dance!

(Except I did run because I couldn't find feathers to catch and I really didn't have time)
Posted: 03/03/14, 21:03:26
Thanks, this should help! What days/times is Redd in town?
Posted: 03/03/14, 21:17:12

Unfortunately it's random days. Once a week (usually, sometimes he doesn't show). You have to check the square for his tent.

I think he's open from like 10AM to 11PM or something.
Posted: 03/03/14, 21:35:40
Steph just showed me the Festivale thing. This game is hilarious, man.
Posted: 03/03/14, 23:38:38
ludist210 said:

I'm going in order, by column (left to right).

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 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 9: Hit a rock with a shovel August-October, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.

Fish 3: He's in the pond part of the river, June-August, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.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.

Plus a sea creature in July.

Don't mind me, just moving this up so I remember it
Posted: 04/26/14, 16:07:40  - Edited by 
 on: 04/26/14, 16:11:08
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