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Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS
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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05/20/13, 01:54    Edited: 06/27/13, 00:31
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You know, at that ACC website I mentioned above, I forgot that they have a generally robust patterns section. Doing patterns was such a huge point of fun for me. I only ever submitted three myself. I figure I'll post those here for you all.

05/20/13, 02:31   
Having only played the first two games, I can't comment on City Folk but even as it neared release, I had next to no interest. Now I know a few things about New Leaf but still haven't read up on its new features too much. I'm still excited to have it return to handhelds though. It's a perfect fit and now that we have the option to get it digitally, it's even better to play this every day and check up on new content. I hope it goes up at a respectable time too (it should be 12pm ET I think...) so I can star the the download and start playing first thing Sunday morning!
05/20/13, 02:57   
I like the one on the right! I may need to grab that for my town.

I played the heck out of the first Animal Crossing and just a little of the DS game. I'm looking forward to getting back into it.
05/20/13, 02:57   

Here's the actual grid for you. It's based on the original Animal Crossing, so I don't know how useful the color scheme is, but it'll help! Save it for later.

05/20/13, 03:02   
Ah, sweet! Thanks for this thread, @DrFinkelstein! I'll be downloading this game as soon as I can. This is the PERFECT kind of game to have on a portable, IMO. Being able to pick it up, check out what's happening in town, do a few deals or favors, and then log off again - anywhere and at anytime - is just excellent.

Looking forward to seeing y'all's towns in the near future!
05/20/13, 03:45   
Why tease me with the official thread when there is still three weeks til this game releases...

This has been my most wanted 3ds ever since it was announced and its almost here!

Also, I think everyone here is on my 3dd friends list, right? I want to make sure I have all NWers playing ACNL already registered in my system.
05/20/13, 15:39   
I'm sorry! I wanted people to know about ACC and I love the series as much as you! I feel ya man! I can't wait, especially for some K.K. Slider jams.
05/20/13, 19:09   
So we can play in someone else's town even when they aren't online, right? That's pretty excellent...will make collecting fruit a LOT easier.
05/20/13, 23:36   

Can you mess up their towns too?

I'd buy this game just for the chance to mine Zero's entire town with Pitfall seeds.
05/20/13, 23:42   

Not only fruit, but also those stupid errands that make you go deliver/get something from one of your friend's villagers


Someone mentioned earlier in the other AC thread that, although you can visit a person's town when they're offline, you won't be able to alter the town in any way to avoid troublemakers like you
05/21/13, 00:00   
Edited: 05/21/13, 00:54

Aww. I don't cause trouble in general, just for certain people. CHICAGO STYLE people. Who need to be CHICAGO STYLED back.

Circle of life .
05/21/13, 00:52   
I'm going to set booby-traps all over my town.
05/21/13, 13:29   

You mean boody traps.

05/21/13, 16:05   
I never got all the fruits in my first Animal Crossing game. I hope I can with this one's online multiplayer and all the NW players to help me out!

It's kind of weird the things that I get excited for... Fruit diversity.
05/21/13, 16:16   

I'm all about helping people out that way...plus foreign fruit meant quick cash in the other games. I'm also hoping for a bunch of coconut trees like I had in the original.

Gah! Can't wait!
05/21/13, 16:21   

Oh I had my entire shore lined up with coconut trees in the original. That was pretty neat This thread is making the wait hard!
05/21/13, 16:24   
Muahahahaha. I marked as "owned" even though I don't have it. >: D I am so evil.

Also remember to add me. I will be getting the game on release.
05/22/13, 03:49   
Edited: 05/22/13, 04:01
@ludist210 Dude there are BANANAS This sh*t is BANANAS You get the BANANAS from the ISLAND You can plant them on your beach. (Spoilers for people who don't want to know about the new stuff.)
05/22/13, 04:01   
Edited: 05/22/13, 04:06
Wickedsymphony has it as owned too, but I don't know if they have an import copy or not. But I would like to ask you to remove your score since it skews things (ever so slightly). Particularly we like to keep as accurate of a count here with gamer scores so I'd prefer if you ranked it once you've actually played it. Would you mind?


I had the same thing. It was wondrous and one of my properties was on the beach so it was quite exotic.
05/22/13, 05:23   
Edited: 05/22/13, 05:24
First commercial is live, and it's awesome. At least, I think so!

My frothing demand for this game increases by the minute! With AC:NL releasing just a couple of days before Nintendo Directs and E3... I just may explode with glee.
05/24/13, 04:09   
Edited: 05/24/13, 04:34
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