Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

2013

System
3DS
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

8.9

Game Rating

User Ratings: 722

Our Review: 9/10

Animal Crossing: New Leaf News

October2012

August2012

  • News 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...

June2012

  • News New Animal Crossing 3DS Trailer Straight from Japan

    Serene mode engaged

    Angry that Animal Crossing won't reach Europe until 2013 and North America until... well, who knows when? Watch this new Japanese trailer for the game and all your stress might just melt away or, perhaps, become more strongly amplified. The video shows tonnes of new touches like solar panels to install outside, new shops and...

  • News Animal Crossing 3DS and Fire Emblem Hit Europe in 2013

    Lazy days

    Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata just confirmed two much-anticipated Nintendo 3DS titles, Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem: Awakening, will not reach 3DS until next year. Nintendo had previously announced Fire Emblem for 2012, but Shibata said Nintendo wants to work hard on developing the best games possible. Animal Crossing and...

April2012

  • News Iwata: "Animal Crossing 3DS Won't Rely on Add-On Content"

    Get what you pay for

    To some, Animal Crossing on 3DS sounds like the ideal opportunity to sell as much digital add-on content as possible, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has again stated the company's strong opposition to this model. Iwata told investors Nintendo will stick to its ethos of not selling products that consumers would deem...

  • News Animal Crossing Tobidase Reaches Japan This Fall

    Come inside

    Animal Crossing 3DS has an official title and release window for Japan, those lucky blighters. Its full Japanese title is Doubutsu no Mori: Tobidase. Tobidase means 'jumping out' of something, a phrase often used to describe the 3DS's 3D capabilities but which Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says also refers to the game's wireless...

January2012

  • News Big 3DS Release Dates Still to Be Determined

    TBD strikes again

    The latest Nintendo release schedule doesn't narrow the release windows for many highly anticipated 3DS games. Mario Tennis and Luigi's Mansion 2 are both labelled up as 2012 releases. Animal Crossing and Paper Mario are down for 2012 in Japan but are both listed as "to be determined" for North America and E

December2011

  • Feature Celebrating 10 Years of Animal Crossing

    Population: glowing

    Here's a fun game next time you're at a boring social occasion: try explaining the point of Animal Crossing to an elderly family member. Nintendo's genre-defying life series first appeared in Japan in April 2001 as Dobutsu no Mori ("Animal Forest") on Nintendo 64, but it was the enhanced Animal Forest+ for GameCube —...

  • News Customise Your Home Inside and Out in Animal Crossing 3DS

    Developer interview inside

    Things have been a little quiet on the Animal Crossing 3DS front so far, with Nintendo dropping new information as often as rare furniture falling from a tree. However we now have an officially translated version of a recent developer roundtable, revealing some juicy new details. One of the more interesting updates is the...

September2011

  • News Animal Crossing 3DS Looks Suitably Relaxing

    Screens and trailer inside

    Nintendo is finally starting to open up about Animal Crossing on 3DS, with a set of new screenshots and a short trailer unveiled at the Nintendo Conference this week. AC aficionados will be pleased to hear the game is due for release in 2012, with new features letting you become head of the village to lead its development,...

June2011

  • News Animal Crossing 3DS Trailer Rings a Few Bells

    Subtle changes afoot

    Animal Crossing for 3DS is unlikely to drastically revamp the series' template established by previous outings on the Gamecube, Wii and DS, but more of the same endearing characters and surprisingly compelling gameplay would go down well with many. Here's this year's footage of the game direct from Nintendo, complete with new...

January2011

  • First Impressions 3DS Video Round-Up

    Eyes-on with a whole lot of titles

    Regrettably not all the best-looking titles at the Discover 3DS event were available to play, with many games only visible in rolling footage. We spent plenty of time touring the cinematic areas of the events in Europe and New York to see how some of the non-playable games were shaping up. One of the best-looking...

June2010

  • E3 2010 Animal Crossing Confirmed for 3DS

    First screenshots of the life sim

    Rather like Retro Studios' stab at revitalising Donkey Kong, this is another rumour from last week that turned out true: Animal Crossing is heading to 3DS, as these screenshots prove. Although the core graphical styling is unchanged from previous outings, the graphical improvement over the DS's A