Nintendo 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be released on June 9th. When you get a copy of the game, you can take it along with your Nintendo 3DS to a Best Buy store on certain days to receive exclusive in-game content, including a Racoon Wall-Clock, Cat Tower, Suitcase and Double Neck Guitar. All of the digital items offered can be placed in your house, can be downloaded once per player, and are available for a limited time.
Visit Nintendo Zone locations at participating Best Buy stores with your Nintendo 3DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf game on the below dates to receive Animal Crossing: New Leaf SpotPass items!
Click here to find a Best Buy Nintendo Zone location near you.
- June 16th to June 29th – RACCOON WALL-CLOCK
- June 30th to July 13th – CAT TOWER
- July 14th to July 27th – SUITCASE
- July 28th to August 10th – DOUBLE NECK GUITAR
Nintendo has released a TV commercial for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The commercial, which you can watch above, highlights the fact that players of the game are the mayors of their towns. And as mayors, players decide how their towns grow. As you progress through the game, you’ll soon be able to customise furniture and both the interior and exterior of your home. Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be released at both retail and the Nintendo eShop on June 9th in North America, June 14th in Europe, and June 15th in Australia.
Nintendo has announced that there will be a “super cool” Animal Crossing: New Leaf event at the Nintendo World Store, which is located in Rockefeller Center, N.Y. The event will take place on Saturday, June 8th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be released in North America on the following day, June 9th.
With less than a month to go until Animal Crossing: New Leaf hits retail stores across North America, Europe and Australia for the 3DS, Nintendo has revealed a host of character profiles on their Facebook page to tease us until the release. Below you’ll find descriptions of a few new arrivals to the franchise such as Labelle and Digby, as well as a few other familiar faces like the friendly historic owl Blathers, who owns the museum, and shoeshine boy Kicks from the Wii’s Animal Crossing: City Folk. Click on the names below to see the official images.
If you’re a hat person, you’ll definitely want to meet Labelle. She runs the hats and accessories department of the Able Sisters’ Tailor shop in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Talk to her if you need the perfect accessory to complete your outfit.
Kicks has a new job in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He was the shoeshine boy in Animal Crossing: City Folk but now he owns his own shop selling socks and shoes.
Blathers is back in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and you’ll still find him snoozing at the museum if you visit him during the day. He can evaluate your fossils and accept donations for museum collections.
Introducing Celeste in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Celeste is Blathers’ younger sister and runs the museum gift shop once it opens on the second floor.
Meet Digby, Isabelle’s twin brother. He’s in charge of the Happy Home Showcase. He’s ready to help you get connected to all the homes you’ve gathered via StreetPass and SpotPass.
Introducing Lyle in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Lyle is the rep of the Happy Home Academy. Go meet him inside Nook’s Homes, and get your home’s interior evaluated. He can also provide you some advice on how to improve your home’s score.
For those who don’t know, Tom Nook is a main character in every Animal Crossing game, including the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Leaf for Nintendo 3DS. Nook is notorious for pushing players to spend their hard-earned Bells – the currency used in the Animal Crossing series – toward repaying their loans. Because Nook seems to always be after your money, some players hate him and deem him as an ‘evil’ or ‘greedy’ character. However, Aya Kyogoku, a director of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, says he thinks people get the wrong idea of Nook. According to Kyogoku, Nook just loves his business. What do you think of Tom Nook? Do you consider him evil? Let us know in the comments below.
“We think he is very misunderstood. He’s just passionate about his business. He’s not like a loan shark. He doesn’t add a handling fee or anything like that. He can wait as long as it takes for you to pay back. He’s not as bad as other people might think he is.”
-Animal Crossing: New Leaf Director Aya Kyogoku
Nintendomination has released a video showcasing the first 50 minutes of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Naturally, the gameplay footage reveals plenty of story plot points. If you’d rather play the game spoiler-free, it would be best to skip this video. We’ve already seen many exciting details emerge about the game, such as Sable and Mabel’s roles within New Leaf, as well as the fact that all New Leaf DLC will be free. The popular life simulation game hits store shelves June 9th in North America and June 14th in Europe, and will be available at midnight on the eShop in each region. Will you be getting New Leaf at retail or digitally?
Tailor shop managers Sable and Mabel have appeared in every single Animal Crossing game, and they will also be in the next title in the series, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. For those who don’t know, the brown hedgehog Sable is the older of the two sisters, she always seems to be preoccupied at her desk, and she initially doesn’t come off as a friendly animal. On the other hand, Mabel is more welcoming, always greets customers who enter the shop, and follow them around to see if they are in need of assistance. Animal Crossing: New Leaf launches in June at retail and the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
Sable is Mabel’s big sister and also works at the Able Sisters’ Tailor shop. Sable might be a little shy at first or busy sewing her next creation but chat with her every day and she’ll warm up to you.
Mabel works at the Able Sisters’ Tailor shop. If you want to create new custom designs, she is the one to talk to.
Nintendo has sent a message to Nintendo 3DS users, via SpotPass, telling them to “get ready for Animal Crossing.” The message reminds fans of the series that they will be able to purchase the digital version of upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Animal Crossing: New Leaf from the Nintendo eShop at midnight on June 9th.
Good news for Animal Crossing fans: You’ll be able to purchase the digital version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf at midnight on the day it launches, June 9th.
Simply add Animal Crossing: New Leaf to your WishList now, so you’ll remember to buy the moment it’s available. Stay tuned for more Animal Crossing news.
To get us in the mood for the much-anticipated June launch for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo has released more details about the title’s featured characters. Of course, series gamers will recognise K.K. Slider above and the humble shop owner Tom Nook, but there have been some changes along the way:
Meet Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Since you are now the mayor of your town, Isabelle will be your right-hand dog. She’ll give you lots of helpful advice on how to customize and personalize your town.
All you Animal Crossing fans will know this raccoon well. Tom Nook is back but has a brand new business. He now runs a shop focusing exclusively on real estate. He’ll help you with all your home renovation needs, for a price of course. Save those Bells!
K.K. Slider, everyone’s favorite musician, still plays the tunes every Saturday night in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He also has a new gig as DJ K.K. spinning on stage at Club LOL every night except for Saturdays.
Meet Leif from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Leif runs the new gardening center and knows his way around the flowers.
Above you can watch the third Animal Crossing: New Leaf “Tourism Trailer,” which Nintendo released today. The new trailer highlights some of the upcoming game’s local businesses, including the T&T Mart, garden shop and shoe store Kicks. In June, Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be released at retail and the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.