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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)
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.
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!
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!
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?