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News: Treat Your Ears to This Awesome K.K. and Friends Animal Crossing Album

Treat Your Ears to This Awesome K.K. and Friends Animal Crossing Album

An alternative soundtrack for your town

With Animal Crossing: New Leaf currently the game of choice for many, it's pretty hard to get enough of the utterly charming franchise. Who thought that living in a town with talking animals and carrying out manual labour for a fictional currency would be fun? Nintendo did, and it was right. An important part...

Feature: A Glimpse Into Nintendo Life's Animal Crossing: New Leaf Adventures - Part One

A Glimpse Into Nintendo Life's Animal Crossing: New Leaf Adventures - Part One

It's oh so charming

There's one game dominating the attention of a number of Nintendo Life writers right now, and that's Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The title that's already enjoyed critical and commercial success has earned the affections of plenty of 3DS owners, with its whimsical, quirky nature contributing to its irresistible charm. One of its...

News: Katsuya Eguchi: An Animal Crossing: New Leaf Town is "Something That You Should be Proud Of"

Katsuya Eguchi: An Animal Crossing: New Leaf Town is "Something That You Should be Proud Of"

Developers aimed to create a "parallel world"

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a title currently selling well, it seems, in Europe and North America, and has already been a significant success in Japan. As a game it can also be hard to explain to others, with its world following real time and so many activities being rather simple tasks in pursuit of...

Guide: How to Spot Fake Paintings and Statues in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

How to Spot Fake Paintings and Statues in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Putting an end to Redd's 'crazy' ways

We've all been there before. You spot the infamous green tent in the town square with the words 'Black Market' hastily crossed out above the entrance. Inside, you also spot - no, it can't be - the Mona Lisa?! For a mere few thousand Bells you obviously buy it, and wait anxiously for the package to arrive in the...

News: Thinking Of Buying Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Go Digital, Says Iwata

Thinking Of Buying Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Go Digital, Says Iwata

"That makes me sound a little like a salesman, doesn’t it?"

As you're no doubt aware, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is now available in North America. It's an astonishingly good piece of software, as you'll know if you've taken the time to read and digest our Animal Crossing: New Leaf review. It's also the kind of game which is sure to keep players...

Feature: The Humble Origins of Animal Crossing

The Humble Origins of Animal Crossing

How an obscure little N64 title grew into a hit franchise for Nintendo

The hype and excitement for Animal Crossing: New Leaf across the web is reaching a critical level. Hitting North America on 9th June and Europe on 14th June, it begs the question whether some people might literally explode as a result of not being able to contain their...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Will Need Over 6000 Blocks On Your SD Card

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Will Need Over 6000 Blocks On Your SD Card

Clear some space, right now

We've had a number of enquiries about how many SD card blocks are required for upcoming release Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which is of little surprise as the daily commitment that the game demands is perfectly suited to a download. Intriguingly, the results vary slightly depending on region. Our man in North America, Jon...

News: Watch Family Gamer TV Play Animal Crossing, Win A Limited Edition 3DS XL Console

Watch Family Gamer TV Play Animal Crossing, Win A Limited Edition 3DS XL Console

Turning a new leaf

Our good friends over at Family Gamer TV are running a series of Animal Crossing: New Leaf videos which chart one family's experiences with the latest entry in the popular franchise. As part of the series, Family Gamer TV is offering viewers the chance to win a limited edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL console. To be in with a...

News: Totaka's Song Infiltrates The Official Animal Crossing: New Leaf Website

Totaka's Song Infiltrates The Official Animal Crossing: New Leaf Website

Play it again, K.K. Slider

We love Easter eggs, and if you're a long-time Animal Crossing fan, you'll appreciate the hidden extra the which has been secreted in the official Animal Crossing: New Leaf website. Point your browser at this page, make sure your sound is turned on and click on musical pooch K.K. Slider in the middle of the image. You'll...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Localizers Talk Shop

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Localizers Talk Shop

Input began on the ground floor

Localization is often seen as a post-production task, but a new diary video for Animal Crossing: New Leaf shows that its cultural nuances were being considered well in the early stages of development. According to Reiko Ninomiya of Nintendo of America’s Treehouse division, she and other localizers began...

Profile: Kazumi Totaka - The Man Behind Animal Crossing's K.K. Slider

Kazumi Totaka - The Man Behind Animal Crossing's K.K. Slider

Jazz Hounds

It's barely more than a month before Animal Crossing: New Leaf finally hits western shores, and whilst we impatiently wait to get our paws on it we thought we'd take a look at the history behind one of the village's favourite regulars: K.K. Slider. With his country guitar and unique vocal style (who could forget such hit lyrics as...

Feature: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Atrocious Fish Puns

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Has Atrocious Fish Puns

Nibbling away at good taste

This is the first part of our man Jon's personal Animal Crossing: New Leaf diary, which is part of a Nintendo-organised "Mayor Program". You can read all about how we came to be involved in this article, where we also explain our reasoning for participating. With that out of the way, we hope you enjoy this first despatch...

Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Animal Crossing Developers Reply To Fan Feedback

Read our translation of events right here

Because of the overwhelming response to the Animal Crossing: New Leaf in Japan, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and some of the game's staff decided to have a another special Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct to share some of the comments they've received about the game. We start with game producer Eguchi...

News: South Korea Is Getting Animal Crossing: New Leaf Before North America And Europe

South Korea Is Getting Animal Crossing: New Leaf Before North America And Europe

Grumble, grumble

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is doing pretty brisk business in Japan, a fact which makes us western players all the more anxious to get our hands on it. So far, Nintendo has refused to give a solid release date for the game in this part of the world, instead vaguely stating that North America will get it "Q1/Q2" and Europe "Q2". Just...

News: Fresh Animal Crossing 3DS Details Emerge

Fresh Animal Crossing 3DS Details Emerge

Gardening store confirmed

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine is packed with details relating to the forthcoming 3DS installment of Animal Crossing, including news that the game will showcase a gardening store, thrift outlet and raccoon housing project — the latter being run by everyone's favourite exploitative landowner, Tom Nook. You'll also...