TIME has named their top 10 video games of 2013 and have included three Nintendo titles, along with two additional titles which appear on multiple platforms. Skylanders: Swap Force swooped in at number 10, Pikmin 3 placed at number seven, Animal Crossing: New Leaf at number five, Pokemon X & Y at number three, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag rounded it out at number two. What do you think of Nintendo’s showing? Should Super Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds have made the list? What is on the list that has no business being there? See below for the full list.
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- Pokemon X & Y
- Gone Home
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- The Last of Us
- Pikmin 3
- BioShock Infinite
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Skylanders: Swap Force
Club Nintendo Japan has added Animal Crossing magnets to its slew of rewards. The items display the faces of two characters from Animal Crossing: New Leaf – secretary Isabelle and her brother Digby, who’s also in charge of the Happy Home Showcase. The set of two can be redeemed by members of Club Nintendo Japan for 250 points.
During the month of December, Nintendo is giving out a Christmas-themed item for your home via SpotPass in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. All you have to do is connect to the internet and talk to whoever is in the Post Office. From there you can select to download the item, which in this case is a tree stump chair. The offer is time-limited, so make sure to pick it up while you still can. Is anyone else decorating their Animal Crossing home with a Christmas theme for the holidays?
Nintendo of Europe have posted a new TV advert to their YouTube channel for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. This time, the company has reached out to sisters Penélope and Mónica Cruz. In fact, the two actresses appear much more interested in trading items through the game than shooting their scenes on set, but they better give the little girl her bamboo back! Coupled with the Animal Crossing seasonal trailer Nintendo published last week, the game’s sure to appear under a fair few household trees this Christmas.
new trailer to entice the shoppers this holiday season and given us yet another reason why Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a magical game all year-round.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold incredibly well worldwide, but that doesn’t mean the advertising should come to a halt – especially this Christmas. Nintendo UK has published a
In the above advertisement, you’ll find what new clothes or furniture you can purchase, as well as new events you can participate in. For those who already own the game, the advertisement serves as a gentle reminder that you should never neglect your town for too long.
Nintendo of America has just announced that popular company President Reggie Fils-Aime will be answering fan questions again on Twitter tonight, starting soon at 6:30PM EST. During his last session, Reggie revealed that he has logged over 300 hours on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, showing his 3DS screen to fans. For Reggie’s latest news, info, and fun tidbits, be sure to follow the Nintendo of America Twitter account. What will you be asking Reggie tonight?
After many successful weeks within the UK charts, Nintendo is beginning to lose its firm grip. This week, Nintendo’s life simulation game Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the only title in the company’s line-up to grace the top 10 within the all formats at number 5. The bell looting game is sandwiched in between FIFA 13 and PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us.
The individual formats aren’t showing significant changes either, though Animal Crossing does move into third place with Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros. in 10th and 11th, respectively. Wii U title Pikmin 3 sees a significant slide down into 30th position from 11th, and in the all formats chart crawls just inside the top 40 at number 37. You can check out the all formats top 10 below, or in full here, as well as the individual chart here.
1. Payday 2
2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
3. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
4. FIFA 13
5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
6. The Last Of Us
7. The Smurfs 2
8. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
9. Tomb Raider
10. Grand Theft Auto IV
The UK charts are in courtesy of UKIE, and there’s been a reshuffling of games at the top of the leader board. Last week we saw Pikmin 3 shoot up to second place on its launch week, but sadly it couldn’t hold onto the top 10 and slips to number 15 on the board. After Nintendo had such a great week last week in terms of its games chart positions, we’re now looking at a staggered board. However, there’s still some positivity with Animal Crossing: New Leaf as it climbs up to number three from its fourth position on the board. This marks its eighth consecutive week in the top five, and sticks like glue to the PlayStation 3 power house game The Last of Us.
Unfortunately for Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros. they’ve slipped off the top 10 completely to hang in their dressing gowns at number 11. But it’s a different story in the individual charts where they breeze into fourth position, just behind Animal Crossing. Pikmin 3 also sits in behind the Bros. in fifth place, while Luigi’s Mansion 2 resides in eighth. The individual charts grant Nintendo the upper hand here, but the all formats leave the games staggered. You can check out the top 10 from the all formats chart below, but if you wish to view them in full you can do so here.
1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
2. The Last of Us
3. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
4. FIFA 13
5. The Smurfs 2
6. Far Cry 3
7. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
9. Tomb Raider
10. Assassin’s Creed III
interview with the developers of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The question and answer session comes directly from PAX Australia, which was hosted between the July 19 and 21, and contains questions directly from Australian Animal Crossing fans. Directors Isao Moro, Aya Kyogoku and producer Katsuya Eguchi answer a range of questions from how impressed they were to see fans designing houses in new and unusual ways to just why they introduced you as the new Mayor. Check out the video above and don’t get too distracted by the cute character plushies on the table!
Nintendo Australia has published a brand new
Animal Crossing: New Leaf seems to have no end to its appeal as Nintendo UK has just launched a bunch of weekly contests over on its Twitter account. There are six competitions over the course of six weeks with a range of exclusive prizes to be won, but it’s only open to UK residents. To be in with a chance of winning you must own a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and be able to use the Image Sharing Application in order to capture and upload your photos from the game. Make sure you’re following @AC_Isabelle on Twitter as well, since a new theme will be tweeted every Monday at 4pm, and remember to use the relevant hashtag for that week. This week’s theme is ‘A Nintendo House’ so get your creative juices flowing and you may even get featured on the official Facebook page. You can check out the official rules here, if you’re interested in picking some exclusive prizes up – good luck!
Theme announcement dates and hashtags:
(all themes to be announced on Twitter by @AC_Isabelle)
- Week 1 Theme: 4pm on Monday 22nd July (#ACNLTheme1)
- Week 2 Theme: 4pm on Monday 29th July (#ACNLTheme2)
- Week 3 Theme: 4pm on Monday 5th August (#ACNLTheme3)
- Week 4 Theme: 4pm on Monday 12th August (#ACNLTheme4)
- Week 5 Theme: 4pm on Monday 19th August (#ACNLTheme5)
- Week 6 Theme: 4pm on Monday 26th August (#ACNLTheme6)