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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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I got bananas. Are you on right now? I can open my gates if you need some. Do you have mangos by any chance? I think that's the only thing I'm missing aside from persimmons.
06/18/13, 16:48   
Boo, I can't get on a wireless connection here. Maybe later tonight? I've got plenty of mangoes and would gladly share.
06/18/13, 17:17   
Okay, I'll be on tonight so that should work. Just drop a message in here when you can or around what time.
06/18/13, 17:43   
Sorry I had to run so fast last night everyone. Family stuff came up...all good though.

I'll run back into town tonight, hopefully fish up some good stuff. I need a lot of bells to pay off my house and bridge.
06/18/13, 20:03   
working on paying off my house still, adding a street lamp, and forming my town to fit my overall vision!
06/18/13, 20:23   
Does anyone know if there's any way to have benches set up so that they face in different directions? I was working on this one setup but I'll have to change it a bit due to being unable to have them face so that when sitting on them, you're facing north.
06/18/13, 20:50   
So when I do these public works that supposedly run off donations... are my villagers ever going to chip in? I'm the only one who has donated so far.

Also... fortune cookies are fun. I just got an awesome mask. One might even say that it is a mask from a game that is definitely about masks.
06/18/13, 20:56   
@Zero my understanding is only players donate. It is set up that way so that people who visit your town online can chip in as well.
06/18/13, 20:58   
@VofEscaflowne that is a good question. I am really not sure how to do this in the game. I guess maybe just wait and see if you can build a bench facing a particular way?
06/18/13, 20:59   
@Scrawnton Yeah like you guys are going to spend your hard earned bells on my projects.

...are you?

If so, come visit me!!!
06/18/13, 21:02   
@Zero I donated 5,000 to someones bridge, I can't really remember who it was at this moment. Fabien? Not too sure.... open you gate, ill come drop a few Gs!
06/18/13, 21:05   

Villagers do chip in eventually, just not very much. I chipped in on Kal-El's bridge project last night (as did Bun and Scrawnton). If your town is ever open when I'm playing, I'll hop in and help.

Still 64k away from my bridge though...but I have a lovely fountain in front of my office. Surrounded by flowers too.
06/18/13, 21:08   
I'm at work at the moment. Later!
06/18/13, 21:08   
Ken, a villager, tried to sell me an apple for 3,200 bells yesterday morning. I imagine if I'd bought it, maybe he'd have some spare funds for the construction projects around town. Later last night, he up and gave me the apple as a present, free of charge. I was touched. Then I remembered that I mailed him that 3 Gs apple the day before attached to a letter. You're pushin' me, Ken. You're playing a dangerous game with the only person in town with an axe.
06/18/13, 21:17   

Yup, you did donate to me! And I noticed after that it was actually at 5337 so animals do chip in, just very little.
06/18/13, 21:17   

Didn't you get apples from me? You should have a bounty of apple trees now...don't know why he didn't think you couldn't just shake them down yourself.
06/18/13, 21:24   
You know, when I first moved to my town and picked my location for my house it was in a secluded area right next to the ocean. Then, the next day someone moved in almost on top of my house and just today I find a new neighbor is going to be moving in right next to them tomorrow. I'm not quite liking this arrangement. Has this happened to anyone else? Where townspeople move-in literally almost on top of your house? They're also destroying my flowers and trees I've planted around there too.
06/18/13, 22:18   
Thankfully everyone is ignoring moving around my house... and the whole right side of town. It's kind of funny. Everyone is cluttered up on the left side next to the cliff
06/18/13, 22:22   


When I first built my house Nook was like "oh nice and away from everything," and now I'm surrounded by 3 different villagers, lol.
06/18/13, 22:23   

I'm glad I'm not alone. It's turning into a subdivision of houses.
06/18/13, 22:30   
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