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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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Hmm, I wonder if your town ordinance makes the schedule for "random" events change? I made mine the night owl ordinance b/c I'm really only able to play this during night time.
06/19/13, 20:35   
Those wanting the "exclusive" Best Buy items, just rename your router to "Bestbuy" and leave it unprotected. Go to the post office, collect the item and voilą!

06/19/13, 20:40   
I popped in for a few minutes today. I found out that Nooklings is closed tomorrow to expand a bit, my cobblestone bridge was finished, and I found Isabelle asleep at her desk (so I can start funding the Dream Suite if I so choose). Good day for a 30 minute play session!


Huh. Who would have thought? I just went to Best Buy and got it...no problem.
06/19/13, 20:59   

No shit? Hilarious work around.
06/19/13, 21:00   

You can do the same by renaming it to attwifi to access Nintendo Zone, though Bestbuy can work for that too.
06/19/13, 22:31   

What good is the NintenZone though? lol I've never understood it.
06/19/13, 23:02   
TriforceBun said:
Question for those who got the Dream Suite--

Can you visit ANY town as long as you have the friend code? I'd really love to visit the famous "Horror Village" Aika once mine's done.

Aika Code: 2600-0218-7298

It works....holy cow this town is amazing!
06/19/13, 23:10   
I'll try to keep an updated list of awesome Dream Towns for us and link it in the OP...

of note

Aika's Horror Village: 2600.0218.7298
iAaronG's Town (from Negative World): 5300.2145.4655
DrFinkelstein's Town (from Negative World): 5000.2212.7976
06/20/13, 00:46   
Edited: 06/29/13, 01:39
kgtennispro said:
TriforceBun said:
Question for those who got the Dream Suite--

Can you visit ANY town as long as you have the friend code? I'd really love to visit the famous "Horror Village" Aika once mine's done.

Aika Code: 2600-0218-7298

It works....holy cow this town is amazing!

Nice town. There was a lot of work done on this one.
06/20/13, 01:37   
How do you get into dream towns?
06/20/13, 01:49   

After you do a few town projects, you should find Isabelle sleeping at her desk. When you talk to her she'll give you the idea of building a Dream Suite, which will then pop up on your list of town project options.

Once built, you just shell out 500 bells, and you can visit any town by either searching for one or inputting a specific code.

And you get to walk around the town in PJs!
06/20/13, 01:59   
I've completed three projects now as of today.... a yellow bench, a bridge, and the Reset Center. I'm hoping this dream shit kicks in soon, but I think tomorrow the little Nook boys might remodel their shop so I suspect I might not be able to have both happen on the same day? Could be wrong though.

Also, for those having trouble with fake art, here's an awesome link to a great Art Purchasing Guide. Check it out.
06/20/13, 02:21   
Edited: 06/20/13, 02:22

I absolutely had both start on the same day. Unless I mistake what you mean. The day Nook's place went under construction is the day I unlocked (and immediately ordered and paid for) the Dream Suite. Which was today!

I have so much wireless stuff in my house, it'll probably all freak out if I rename my router. Tempted, though...
06/20/13, 02:23   
Edited: 06/20/13, 02:23
I met Pascal for the first time ever yesterday. It was pretty neat, but I'm wondering if/when I should hang onto my Scallops? They don't seem very common at all, and I'm definitely going to need one for the museum at some point (since I'm a museum fiend). Should I just shoo Pascal away next time I nab a scallop?
06/20/13, 02:24   
How much can you expect other residents to contribute to donations? I have a bridge project going but so far I've contributed about 20k of the 21k collected.
06/20/13, 02:31   

They'll contribute like...maybe 500 bells?

I've just been paying them all off myself, heh
06/20/13, 02:38   

I shooed him the first time I saw him. It was tough to say no, but now that I sent one to the museum, I never have to let the cute dude down again!
06/20/13, 02:39   

Got it! The Best Buy nearest me is in the densest shopping area of the city. Would have taken over an hour to get there and back.
06/20/13, 03:22   

They can always be ordered through the catalog after as well
06/20/13, 03:30   
sounds like i better get started building things. but i haven't planned out where I want a park and stuff! Can you destroy/move things later?
06/20/13, 04:33   
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