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Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS
9.02/10 from 35 user ratings

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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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@DrFinkelstein Oh, I went to try a second person and I thought it was making me make a new town. I may just be confused.

This stuff all saves to the cartridge and not the 3DS, right? So I can loan it to my brother and such.
06/10/13, 00:18   

It used to but I think it saves to the 3DS now, like how the Wii U works. Since you can go in and delete save data for games in your 3DS I presume it doesn't... but maybe it does. I can't confirm as I don't have the game. Anyone else?
06/10/13, 00:29   
My sister said the Kmart near her only got two copies. She was there first thing and managed to score one of them.
06/10/13, 00:40   
@DrFinkelstein Hmm, so wait, then if I lend the game to my brother and want to play with him in my town, I need to lend him my 3DS as well!? I hope not...
06/10/13, 00:45   
I want this game so bad but, I need to pay for some continued education and my money is gong towards that at the moment. I may just cave and trade in some stuff.
06/10/13, 00:48   
kgtennispro said:
You can donate multiple fish/insects/anything at once in the museum!

Such a small thing and yet it makes me so happy
AND, he knows what you've donated already, before you pull it out of your pocket! That sure saves time.
06/10/13, 01:51   

Does it grey it out or something or will he stop you?
06/10/13, 01:57   
My town is open for visitors, but I am "sleeping". By all means, come visit. Just post on the board who stopped by.
06/10/13, 02:07   

I so wanna do this!! I hope you do it again soon.
06/10/13, 02:17   
Just had an epic fishing trip with Deerock, HeliumSky and Makkonen (sorry cant remember you NW name). I sent you all a picture in swapnote of our epic catches (hammerhead shark, sunfish, sawfish). And a helium is sadly in the background with his Mohawk because he didn't have a fishing rod :(
06/10/13, 02:17   

I wonder if I have that SwapNote! I want to see!
06/10/13, 02:24   
DrFinkelstein said:

Does it grey it out or something or will he stop you?
grey'ed out. :)

Also I found this in the manual:
"Note: You cannot mail letters to friends in other towns. However, if you visit friends' towns, you can write them letters and then mail them from their post office"

But due to the temp net/rod swap I did with deerock, I managed to nab a batch of insects for my museum! :)
06/10/13, 02:34   
I bit the bullet and downloaded the game today. Keep in mind, this is my first time with the franchise. I need to figure out how to get bells! Lol!
06/10/13, 02:34   
I noticed that, since you need a lot of money as mayor, it is much easier to make bells in this game. Rare fish show up more often, you can hold up to 122 fruit at a time (!!!! A huge upgrade from 15 in other AC games) and bugs seem to be EVERYWHERE.
06/10/13, 02:37   
Edited: 06/10/13, 02:39
I have had so much fun!
Are you still wearing that mohawk, helium?

I had so many visitors today! I haven't had this much fun in AC since the first one.
06/10/13, 02:43   
DrFinkelstein said:

I so wanna do this!! I hope you do it again soon.

Dude, I'll be doing this at least an hour a day (on average) for the next year. A good AC game ruins my real life. Can't wait to meet up with you.
06/10/13, 03:00   
I'm still on that mohawk until I find a better hairstyle or hat. That was exactly what I needed today. :) I'd rather my hair stick out at the top than on both sides!

And who remembers... is it 2 days or 3 days for fruit to grow back?
06/10/13, 05:47   
Hmm, this Frog just asked me if I would rather be a pitcher or catcher. OKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK.

Fine it listed a few other options, but still. I think Nintendo is trying to figure some things out about me.

/EDIT Andddddddd the very next thing he does is talk about construction workers making his muscles tingle thinking about them.

06/10/13, 05:55   
Edited: 06/10/13, 06:09
So how many blocks does this game take up?
06/10/13, 06:55   

I think I remember it was something like 9000.

Edit: Just checked. Only 6000. Exactly.
06/10/13, 07:05   
Edited: 06/10/13, 07:08
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