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.)
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So I just got New Leaf last week and am enjoying it. Just got my house and everything.
Do you get a calendar at some point? I haven't played an AC game since the GameCube one, and I remember that you got a calendar that showed you what days you played the game and what days you missed. It was handy.
Do they still have furniture sets and all that? I remember that Nook gave me a catalog that you could keep track of every piece of furniture and wallpaper that you ever bought. Is that in New Leaf as well?
No calendar. Your 3DS can do that. Furniture sets, oh yeah. Tons of items. Be sure to get started on fish and bugs so you can not miss April ones. If you remind me or I remember, I have a Google doc I made I can send to you to allow you to easily track museum items.
OK good about the furniture sets. I've gotten a good start on fish and bugs for only having the game a few days. I thought the fish and bugs were done by seasons. Do they appear by what month it is now?
Headphones in. That's always been the best way to play this game from an audio standpoint. Babbling brooks, insects, music, villagers, footsteps... all so serene.
I've decided to quit letting my town be a shit hole. I have a few new visitors and old friends have left. I still have my fav, Sydney though. The bamboo forest just got way out of hand and a chore to clean up after. My town is covered in items because I have no room.
It's time to use my second character better for storage, get a better walking path going, actuallyale my town look pretty, and cultivate a heavenly place to be.
I don't know how much I can play in general buy a year later and I am still kicking on it. Wonderful. I just need 5 or so pieces of art, all paintings, and then I will have a full museum. Looking forward to completing that.
@GameDadGrant Why waste an ordinance? Just adjust the in-game clock so that it's daytime in the game. I have the clock set 5-6 hours behind because I can never play early enough to get the morning/noon/afternoon events.
Just caught a salmon which means... that's right... my fish collection is complete! Completed my bug collection last month. Only thing left is art, which I'm nowhere close to finishing. Probably not gonna bother there. But feels good.