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DescriptionAnimal Crossing: New Leaf is a social simulation game. The player takes on the role as the new mayor in a small village populated by animals. Gameplay consists of improving the village with new buildings and decorations, collecting furniture and items for one's house, and donating fossils, fish, insects and art to the local museum.
Several features in the game make their series debut here, while others have been brought back from older Animal Crossing games after having not been seen in the DS or Wii entries. These include public works projects, which allow new landmarks and buildings to be added to the town, as well as altering the appearance of certain major buildings; the Dream Suite, which allows players to visit other towns in a single-player session; a tropical island that hosts minigames and multiplayer interactions; Re-Tail, a store that acts as a flea market and allows the player to customize certain furniture items with alternate color schemes or patterns; and QR code sharing for player-made clothing and patterns.
A free update, titled Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, was released in late 2016. This patch added amiibo functionality, including 64 villagers only available through the use of a corresponding card or figure. 50 of these are villagers who had previously only appeared in the GameCube and/or Nintendo 64 installments of the series; the other 14 are tie-in villagers that represent characters from The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon, Monster Hunter, and Hello Kitty. Other features include new items and currency, an RV campground near the outskirts of town, minigames and features from Animal Crossing spin-off titles, and several miscellaneous features intended for the player's convenience.
- "とびだせ どうぶつの森" -- Japanese spelling
- "Tobidase: Dōbutsu no Mori" -- Japanese title
- "Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo" -- Title as of Version 1.4 update
Part of the Following Groups
- Animal Crossing series
- Animals: Raccoons
- Gameplay feature: Day / Night cycle
- Gameplay feature: Fishing
- Gameplay feature: House ownership
- Gameplay feature: In-game achievements
- Gameplay feature: Interior decorating
- Gameplay feature: Licensed restaurant / café / store / etc.
- Gameplay feature: Scuba diving / Snorkeling
- Games made into comics
- Genre: Simulation - Human life
- Nintendo Selects releases
|A timeless classic||4svvvvvvvv (3)|
|GamezGeneration||Jun 04, 2013||9.5 out of 10||95|
|WiiDSFrance||Jun 04, 2013||9 out of 10||90|
|Nintendo Master||Jun 15, 2013||9 out of 10||90|
|Gamereactor (Sweden)||Jun 04, 2013||9 out of 10||90|
|Mag'64||Jun 06, 2013||85 out of 100||85|
|Link Cable Gaming||Nov 07, 2016||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Games TM||Jun 20, 2013||8 out of 10||80|
|games xtreme||Oct 14, 2013||8 out of 10||80|
|4Players.de||Jun 18, 2013||77 out of 100||77|
|Diehard GameFan||Jun 21, 2013||Unscored||Unscored|
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Reset Surveillance CenterThis is the first game in the series where, by default, Mr Resetti does not appear to the lecture the player when they turn their game off without saving. The player is given the option of building the Reset Surveillance Center in their town, which appears as a manhole in the floor and causes Mr Resetti to appear when the game is turned off without saving. If the Reset Surveillance Center is built, it is possible that the manhole will be open, allowing entry to the center, based on a number of conditions:
- It must be the evening, and the day must've had clear weather.
- The previous day must've had rain or snow.
SalesAccording to publisher Nintendo, Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold 9.44 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).
Related Web Sites
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (official website)
Magnus Roe (13) added Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo 3DS) on Nov 25, 2012
Credits (198 people)
178 developers, 20 thanks
Akiko Hirono, Tomomi Marunami, Mizuki Okunaka, Ayumi Takata, Shoko Fukuchi, Mariko Kawabata, Kazue MiyaharaField Design: