Every Day’s a New Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

  Every Day’s a New Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

     The Series’ Debut on Nintendo 3DS Offers More To Do Than Ever Before

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- June 6, 2013

The gates of Animal Crossing: New Leaf will open when the game launches for
the Nintendo 3DS system on June 9, inviting residents to move in and, in a
series first, become mayors of their own personalized towns. Animal Crossing:
New Leaf is based on the real-world calendar – no two days in the game are the
same – and includes features new to the series like customizing specific
pieces of furniture, visiting a tropical island, swimming in the ocean and
even sharing personalized homes with friends.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf launches for the Nintendo 3DS system on June 9
(Photo: Business Wire)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf launches for the Nintendo 3DS system on June 9
(Photo: Business Wire)

“Residents of Animal Crossing have never had it so good,” said Scott Moffitt,
Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With a
host of new features and a game that changes every day, players will find
themselves visiting Animal Crossing: New Leaf for a long, long time.”

A Mayor’s Life

As mayors of their towns, players make decisions that will directly affect how
their towns grow and function. Players can set ordinances, such as keeping
their shops open later if they find themselves playing the game mostly at
night, and also select public works projects to build, including bridges,
benches, streetlamps and clocks. In addition to being mayor, players are also
residents, and can earn money to spend at local businesses on Main Street, get
to know their neighbors and collect myriad items like insects, fish, fossils
and fruit, some of which can be donated to the town museum for visitors to

Once players get accustomed to their new life in the town, Tortimer, the
town’s former mayor, will visit and invite them to the tropical island where
he now lives. The tropical island is a new feature in Animal Crossing: New
Leaf that lets players search for unique items and take mini-vacations with up
to three other friends who also own the game. While visiting the island, they
can participate in a tour featuring a fun mini-game. They can even rent a
wetsuit and dive into the ocean to catch underwater creatures or just
leisurely swim around and enjoy the sights.

More to Customize, More to Share, More to Discover

Animal Crossing: New Leaf expands on the remarkably deep customization that
fans love. Like previous Animal Crossing games, players can customize almost
everything in the game, including their homes’ interior design and clothes, as
well as patterns for clothing, wallpaper and carpets. But in this game,
players can also adjust the specific look of thousands of individual pieces of
furniture, including new types of wall items like clocks, shelves and lamps,
and decorate the exterior of their houses with new mailboxes, doors, façades
and stepping stones. Players can even create custom fashion designs at the
Able Sisters’ Tailor that can be turned into QR Code patterns to be shared
with others. The amount of customizable options is nearly endless.

Players can play locally with other Animal Crossing: New Leaf fans who also
own the game, share Friend Codes to travel to other players’ towns, go on a
tropical island tour via a wireless broadband Internet connection with friends
or up to three other random players from all over the world, or tag fellow
players using the StreetPass feature to add their personalized houses to the
Happy Home Showcase.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is constantly evolving and changing. Certain items
can only be found at a certain time of day, and certain events can only be
experienced during special in-game holidays on the calendar. There’s something
new to do every day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Also releasing on June 9 is a special Nintendo 3DS XL system featuring designs
from Animal Crossing: New Leaf that comes pre-installed with the new game,
which is perfect for players who want to check on their bustling towns without
having to carry around a Game Card. The charming system will retail for a
suggested retail price of $219.99.

For more information about Animal Crossing: New Leaf, visit

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this and
other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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