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It seems like forever and an age since Nintendo announced the release date for Animal Crossing: New Leaf in both North America and Europe, and now the game is just around the corner with it launching in North America this Sunday 9th June, and in Europe a couple of days later on 14th June.

To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo World Store in New York City is being re-imagined as the game's town this Saturday 8th June from 9am - 1pm. Fun activities will be held throughout the event, such as fishing, bug catching and fossil-digging; Animal Crossing themed buttons will be given to those who successfully complete certain tasks.

If you fancy busting a groove on the day, head upstairs to the second floor where a DJ will be spinning some tunes. There will also be plenty of photo opportunities with cutouts of the game's most recognisable characters.

If that isn't enough, those who attend may also be in with a chance to purchase the title a day before it's released. The game, as well as the special edition Nintendo 3DS XL Animal Crossing: New Leaf bundle, will be available in limited quantities to purchase at the event, and the first one hundred customers to purchase either the game or the bundle will receive an Animal Crossing: New Leaf-themed Nintendo 3DS skin.

This sounds like it's going to be a fun day for everyone, are you planning on attending the event? Let us know in the comment section below. In the meantime, why not read our Animal Crossing: New Leaf review to build up your excitement even more?