As part of today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, it was confirmed that the new Animal Crossing title due to arrive on 3DS next year will be called Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It seems like an apt title as the new entry will, of course, introduce new features and mayoral duties.

There was a decent amount of new footage shown off, as well, showing all of the various ways you can micro-manage and live in the game's world. It looks like it'll have everything that series fans have come to love, and we're sure that some members of the Nintendo Life community are positively bursting with anticipation.

We think it's a rather nice title, and you can watch the footage below while you decide for yourself.