Your day is here, North America. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is now available in stores and, as we're sure some of you have noticed, has been in the 3DS eShop since midnight in your respective time zones. It's regularly been one of the most searched and closely followed titles on Nintendo Life, and the wait is well and truly over.

Glances at the community forums or Twitter show that plenty are already well underway in their new villages, taking on Mayoral duties and watching the hours drift by. If you're still on the fence about it, you can always check out our Animal Crossing: New Leaf review, or enjoy the more anarchic side to the game in our pre-release dispatches from editor-at-large Jon Wahlgren's time as Mayor of the town of Trash.

If you've picked this up in North America, we'd love to read about your earliest experiences with the game in the comments below. Fear not Europeans, as this is now only days away, arriving in the region on Friday 14th June. Below is the most recent Nintendo of America launch trailer for us all to enjoy, too, as well as an official unboxing of the limited addition 3DS XL bundle.