This time of year can be a bit intense, we find, with big game releases, Black Friday and the usual pre-Christmas / Yuletide / generic Winter Holiday shenanigans ahead of late December. In work and private lives, there's a lot going on.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is an ideal way to chill out, with quirky locals to chat to and relaxing tasks to complete. A little while ago it had its 'Welcome amiibo' free update, too, which adds a whole bunch of new features. Strangely, the updated retail version of the game with this new content available on the cart is out today in Europe; that's not great timing, to be honest, but that does mean Nintendo has posted a neat overview trailer in the region. It's incredibly charming, and also serves as a handy guide for those yet to fully get into the updated game.
Have you been playing New Leaf again since the update? Let us know.
this update is still useless to me.
Loving that we can finally allocate villagers to a plot and even send villagers packing.
Just wish I'd picked up more amiibo cards when I had the chance.
How do you determine where villagers can live? I haven't found that in the update yet.
I have updated my town. Really nice. But I can "Freeze" my town whenever I want to prevent my Dreamy villagers Move Out. Oh, I noticed now Villagers will put 10 days to Move Out instead 5 days.
I think this only works if you scan the cards in therefore inviting the villager.
Paste a pattern from your inventory on the ground everywhere you don't want them to move in.
Leave a 5x5 (I've heard 3x3 can work) space. You're villager will move in there guaranteed.
It's a bit tricky to totally cover the map but you can always soft reset. Ken moved in right on top of my blue roses, grr. But I can evict him when I try to invite an 11th villager. Then reinvite him again.
I updated my town straight after it was released... but there's also another update today, according to my 3DS. Bug fixes or something? Anyone else notice this?
Anyway... I love the update. I was totally burned out on New Leaf... never thought I'd get back in to it, but I did. Playing every day again. Euuuugh!
There's just too many awesome Nintendo games to play!!! I'm currently trying to work my way through Dragon Quest 7 and Pokemon Moon (but I must do my daily chores on AC first, of course), oh and let's not forget Mario Maker next week.
Man, I love the 3DS.
@Fandabidozi I think it needs to be 3x3 but also with the middle of the fourth row uncovered too (this is where the door opens up).
Love the update!
@Chrayfish I've been told by people who have tried it that you don't need to leave the door space uncovered. As long as you have 3x3, that space will just be deleted by the game. No harm in deleting it yourself if you want to be safe, though.
Ow, I have a trick. You can always "Freeze" your town by keep the date same over and over again. So this is how to do it :
1. When you start your game, Isabelle will ask you to Start or Something else.
2. Choose 2nd option and then set the date and time. For date, you can keep it same over and over again so your villagers will never Move Out.
3. Set the time back to 6 or 7 am.
4. Start the game.
5. From here, you can straightly Save & Quit or keep playing. If you too bored to play, choose Save & Quit. And then press Home Button to end your gameplay.
6. Still not over yet. Make sure after around 12 hours later, you enter ACNL again just for set the time back to 6 or 7 am again. Repeat the process, save & quit if you still don't want to play.
So that's my trick for ACNL. With this trick (Time travel method) I don't have to be forced to keep playing, continue the town progress. I can stop playing for several days but still I have to access the game every 12 hours just for maintain the date and time same again (Not changed to next day). Just around 2 minutes to enter ACNL, Time travel, Save & Quit and Exit from the game. After that I can play another 3DS or NDS titles or Turn Off my 3DS. Well, hopefully my long explanation can help you to manage your gaming time. We don't want to be controlled by game, so we can control ourself to play or not to play based on the condition & situation. Happy gaming !
Awesome. I'm moving villagers in now so this is great to know.
The Sanrio cards are available for preorder at Game.co.uk for anyone who's interested.
@Anti-Matter Aww, bless you mate. Thanks for the tip.
May I ask about Welcome Amiibo card ?
Before I purchase them, I saw two different package of Wellcome Amiibo cards : Orange and Red. For Red, I saw the package contains 3 different random Amiibo cards + 1 explanation card (???). How about the Orange one ? Does it have same 3 random Amiibo cards or 6 random Amiibo cards ? Oh, I need also the price for Orange, Red and Sanrio package.
I haven't seen orange ones, but there's a major difference to other AC amiibo cards. The Welcome ones with make the character move their camper van into the your town for a day, and you and purchase the furniture shown on the card illustration. Some of them are quite nice. However, these cars CANNOT be used with Happy Home Designer or Amiibo Festival.
Again, where is the new go home option on Tortimer Island???
@SniffitisWhiffit IIRC the option will only show up on international islands (not your own or your friend's). You'll see it on the bottom-right of your touchscreen when you're inside the hut. Unfortunately rascals may still block the island box, preventing you from putting your catches or souvenirs :/
Oooooohhhhhhh. Okay. Thank you very much. I don't use the online option and they didn't make that very clear in the trailer. The fact
i didn't say the fact my iPad must have done that
Yes I don't like the update either which is why I am still keeping the old new leaf but I really need to update my 3ds but I don't want the original animal Crossing new leaf to stop working and say you need to update to play so I don't know what to doooo!!!!!!!!
@QUestTionAbLeNL i made that post in 2016.
i have a new 3ds now, and i've used the update. it's pretty cool.
Oh Hehe 😬
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