Animal Crossing: New Leaf arrives in June

Nintendo confirms latest entry in small-town simulation series arriving June 9 in North America and June 14 in Europe.

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Today during a Nintendo Direct video presentation, the Japanese game maker announced that Animal Crossing: New Leaf will arrive in North America June 9, followed by a June 14 launch in Europe.

The game is called Animal Crossing: Jump Out in Japan and was previously slated to arrive during the first half of 2013.

Unlike in past sequels, the game's characters will have a more humanlike appearance.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf will also allow players to become the mayor of the main town and give them free rein to improve the area.

Other announcements during the Nintendo Direct presentation included Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, a new Mario Golf for the 3DS, a new DLC campaign for New Super Mario Bros. U focusing squarely on Luigi called New Super Luigi U., and the unveiling of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the 3DS.

For more on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

39 comments
Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

Seems like it can became a big hit on the 3ds

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Looking forward to this!

baxwam
baxwam

Nintendo version of the Sims well I always thought it that way 

Epicurus-Reborn
Epicurus-Reborn

woot! maybe this will offer some real improvements over the last few.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Oh man I need to get a 3ds for this!!!!

Roger_Smith
Roger_Smith

"Unlike in past sequels, the game's characters will have a more humanlike appearance."


So then, shouldn't the series be renamed to Semi-Animal Crossing?

broman002
broman002

This is why Brotherhood is my favorite Assassin's Creed.

Squirrelatwar
Squirrelatwar

More human-like? As in the main characters? That's cool, as long as there's still animals in, ya know, Animal Crossing. Wish that was more clear lol

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

Hopefully they bring back the cheat codes, NES games, and everything that made the original great. And I hope they add in more NES games, or maybe SNES games too!

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

So happy to hear that the release date seems to hold steady.  Every aspect that I've seen of the game thus far has been vastly improved. Finally, a TRUE follow up to the AC series after the major letdowns that Wild World and City Folk was.  

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Okay, maybe it's not a big deal to everyone else, but I don't want the characters to be more human.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

This games scares me, i wasted so much time on the Ds one that i don't knwo if i want to return to this lol

gokuofheaven
gokuofheaven

Great! Now release it with the special white 3DSXL!

JusticeCovert
JusticeCovert moderator

Not fussed about becoming mayor. Can I become a loan shark like Tom Nook?

bannermanner
bannermanner

Maybe I should visit my old town on Gamecube.  It's probably full of weeds and cockroaches and loneliness.  And those 12-odd NES games in my basement.

slefo29
slefo29

GIVE US METROID NINTENDO! 

Brettsky128
Brettsky128

Finally! I've been looking forward to this game since the 3DS was first announced!

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@JustPlainLucas I am looking for a good follow-up as well, but I personally thought Wild World was fantastic. I was super let down by City Folk.

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

@JustPlainLucas The best game is the original. Nintendo just took out what made the original so great for its sequels.

Raeldor
Raeldor

@gokuofheaven Totally agree.  I couldn't wait, so I ended up buying a Japanese white 3DSXL and Animal Crossing. :P

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @emptycow It's still better than the PS3.5 and Naughty dog yawn fest coming in 6 days time! Looks like Nintendo and M$ will come out on top again with the next gen!

broman002
broman002

@foxrock66 @broman002 I'm not sure, I made this comment earlier this week when they had a video about the Assassin's Creed 3: Tyranny of King Washington dlc 

SeAzhrei
SeAzhrei

@GSJones1994 @JustPlainLucas I never got around to playing the sequels. What exactly was altered?

slefo29
slefo29

@nintendoboy16 @slefo29 I still play the first one on Gamecube to this day. IMO, that is one of the best games of all time. It has not aged one bit. And the music ... Oh the music! When Metroid is released I'll blindly buy a Wii U. 

weaslerz
weaslerz

@wcwj26 answering a fanboy rant with a bigger fanboy rant isn't the perfect choice. all systems have their strengths, weaknesses and great games. the end.

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

@SeAzhrei they took out the cheat codes, NES games, and almost everything that made the original great. Yes I know critics loved Wild World, but that game's overrated.