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#1 KingBroly

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:30 PM

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Release Date:  6/9/13 (NA), 6/14/14 (EU)

Price:  $34.99

# of Players:  1 (4 saves); up to 4 in multiplayer

 

Animal Crossing New Leaf is the 4th iteration in the popular Tom Nook Slave Simulator.  This time, however, Nook has tricked you into being the Head Slave (they call it "The Mayor" as a joke) of your new abode.  So while you're a slave to Nook, you also get to taste his power by telling your "neighbors" what to do, like and snatch stuff from.  You can also do everything else like in other Animal Crossing games, but in this new thing called "3D."  Animal Crossing New Leaf also brings back the island from the original, which allows you to play mini-games, swim and get more fruit!  The game has been receiving rave reviews, getting 9's from Eurogamer and Edge, as well as a 9.6 from IGN.  So it mighty possibly be the best Animal Crossing to date.

 

The game releases tonight at Midnight EST on the eShop if you're into getting it digitally.

 

Here, you can brag about your stuff, post pictures from the game (Save a pic to SD card, throw it on computer, upload to internet, post here) and trade Friend Codes to enjoy the vast experiences of trolling other peoples' towns.  If you're into that sort of thing of course.

 

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#2 moojuice

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

Loved this game back on the Gamcube, haven't played it since. Decided to order this soley on the nostalgia vibe. Don't let me down Nintendo...



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

I'm really excited for the game even though I've never played the series before. I've got the limited edition 3DSXL coming in the mail and it should be here Monday.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:10 PM

I plan on purchasing a retail copy of this. Do I need to have the game in the slot in order to take advantage of the street pass feature? I do not have much experience with streetpass.


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#5 theflicker

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

I plan on purchasing a retail copy of this. Do I need to have the game in the slot in order to take advantage of the street pass feature? I do not have much experience with streetpass.


No. It'll probably ask you when you first boot up if you want to enable the feature, but that's it. Of course, you need to have your wireless on too.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:45 PM

Been playing this for a couple of days now. I haven't played AC since the original on GCN and all I can say is I'm having a blast. I'm digging being able to change the date before you load the game so you don't have to change the system's date settings and you don't have to wait a literal full day for the next day in game. Can't wait for what's in store and paying off my debts to Tom Nook (yay debt simulator).


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:14 AM

Can't wait for this to come out tonight on the eShop. This game totally seems like a great digital title to have on the system at all times. All the good reviews (not that Animal Crossing really gets bad reviews) have me excited for this.


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#8 CAGkrazy

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:17 AM

dont forget to visit your local best buy to get nintendo spotpass content exclusive for your game. 

 

http://www.nintendo....xBcEMvcchE-PMP_

 

PS: maybe we can add the details in the OP.



#9 Miranda

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:51 AM

I really want this game. I put so much time into the original AC, then Wild World, and City Folk. I still have to buy a 3DS though.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:00 AM

Where are my old AC City Folk buddies? I hope I see you again!

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#11 KingBroly

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:23 AM

It's up on the eShop, if you're going that route.


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#12 CAGkrazy

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:23 AM

anybody from the east coast downloading the game already? or is the eshop update PST?

 

Edit: nevermind.... saw it already... its up!!

 

decided to just buy digital and just buy the physical down the road when a sale comes and keep that sealed. i want to play the game tonight! hehe!



#13 io

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:48 AM

OK, so I preordered the digital version of this from Best Buy.  I see they are already failing me by not providing that code the minute it went up on the eShop.  This was sort of my test of going digital and it isn't going great so far.  I guess I should at least wait until midnight Pacific before getting too upset since technically I wouldn't be able to buy it here yet anyway (though I guess I could from the eShop, so...).  If I don't have the code tomorrow I'll be really pissed - the entire (really, the only) point of preordering a digital item like that is to get it ASAP when the game is released. (And the reason I did it at Best Buy was that I had some coupon codes I had to use).

 

I also have a copy preordered at Gamestop and Amazon.  I had forgotten about the Amazon when when I made the GS preorder (to get a trade-in bonus).  I do need 2 copies as one is for my son.  I figured I'd install the digital one since I'll probably want it handy all the time.  A cart works for him since he rarely plays his 3DS anyway.

 

Is there a guide on how to answer the opening questions to get certain eyes and hair?  I guess hair isn't as big a deal since they added haircuts - but gotta get those eyes right! ;).

 

For those who have downloaded it, how big is it?  I'm sure I have enough space as I don't download all that much but I'm wondering if I should swap out my 4GB SD card for an 8GB before I get the game.



#14 Doomed

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:52 AM

Is there a guide on how to answer the opening questions to get certain eyes and hair?  I guess hair isn't as big a deal since they added haircuts - but gotta get those eyes right! ;).

 

For those who have downloaded it, how big is it?  I'm sure I have enough space as I don't download all that much but I'm wondering if I should swap out my 4GB SD card for an 8GB before I get the game.

 

http://www.jvgs.net/...-face-guide.htm

 

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#15 CAGkrazy

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:53 AM

OK, so I preordered the digital version of this from Best Buy.  I see they are already failing me by not providing that code the minute it went up on the eShop.  This was sort of my test of going digital and it isn't going great so far.  I guess I should at least wait until midnight Pacific before getting too upset since technically I wouldn't be able to buy it here yet anyway (though I guess I could from the eShop, so...).  If I don't have the code tomorrow I'll be really pissed - the entire (really, the only) point of preordering a digital item like that is to get it ASAP when the game is released. (And the reason I did it at Best Buy was that I had some coupon codes I had to use).

 

I also have a copy preordered at Gamestop and Amazon.  I had forgotten about the Amazon when when I made the GS preorder (to get a trade-in bonus).  I do need 2 copies as one is for my son.  I figured I'd install he digital one since I'll probably want it handy all the time.  A cart works for him since he rarely plays his 3DS anyway.

 

Is there a guide on how to answer the opening questions to get certain eyes and hair?  I guess hair isn't as big a deal since they added haircuts - but gotta get those eyes right! ;).

 

im from the west coast and im already downloading the game.

heres my cheat guide til i get my official guide from amazon.

http://animalcrossin...ce_Styles_Guide



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:09 AM

I am glad someone started a topic for this. I just didn't have the desire to gather info and stuff for the OP.

I have owned and loved every single iteration of this franchise, and I'm very excited for the game, even though I have to wait a couple days for my copy to get here.

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#17 KingBroly

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:36 AM

Kinda pointless downloading it at midnight...nothing's open, and I need to talk to people to finish the tutorial, and they're asleep.

 

Oh well.

 

I find it infuriating that there's an online pass for this.  

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:48 AM

Kinda pointless downloading it at midnight...nothing's open, and I need to talk to people to finish the tutorial, and they're asleep.

 

Oh well.

 

I find it infuriating that there's an online pass for this.  

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You can reload your game and your secretary will ask if the time and date are ok, you select I need help and you can change the time to what you see fit and it won't change the time on your 3ds.


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#19 io

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:49 AM

OK, Best Buy came through - have the code now (it came at 10:10pm Pacific!).

 

I swapped out my 4GB card for an 8GB and now I have like 32,000 blocks free - plenty of room ;).

 

Turns out the only reason I was even close to being low on space was that I had 2.5GB of music on my old card which I've listened too all of about once (as in one song one time).  Oh well, might as well upgrade anyway.

 

The 8GB is a faster rated one, too, so maybe that will help.  And that brings me to an interesting question - how do load times/transfer rates differ between cart-based games and ones on SD cards?  And do the speed ratings of the SD cards have any practical effect on the 3DS?

 

Thanks for the link Doomed - now I'm trying to decide between eyes 2, 4, or 7 (all the green ones) while my game downloads...  I like the eyes in 7 but not the heavy lids.

 

And yeah, this is important as I'll be staring at this character for many, many hours. ;)

 

My 3DS FC is 2492-4133-0475.  Is that all we need to do MP for this game?  I haven't done much (if any) 3DS multiplayer yet.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:19 AM

Couldn't wait and downloaded.

 

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:23 AM

Added Doomed, io, and XeRoFuN.

 

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

Downloaded! woohooo!

 

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#23 io

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:25 AM

Yeah, not much to do so I had to wrap up for the night.  If I could have caught some bugs or fish or even shot down the present that I saw floating by it would have been fun - but all the stores are closed.  Yeah, I know you can change the time but I just remember how much that screwed up the Wii version.

 

I did shake enough money out of trees to buy that "online pass" (the picture) but I figured there was no one to visit anyway.

 

I had a hell of a time picking my initial town layout.  I don't remember doing that before - is that new?

 

One thing you can do all night is go the Pelican up at the post office.  Apparently there is a "limited time" spotpass download you can get there - it is a "rainbow screen".  So that's my one and only piece of furniture at the moment.

 

If you want to kill some time read this:

 

http://lparchive.org...ssing/Update 1/

(it starts off kind of funny but then gets gruesome towards the end so only read if you are prepared for an "alternate" Animal Crossing universe ;)).



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:33 AM

Picking a town layout is new, yeah.  You get a choice of 3, so if you think your town has too much water, it might be good to start over.  I was lucky and got a choice between 2 maps that had 2 bends and a map that had 3.  I went with the 3-bend map so I could visit every part of the beach.

 

I have Pears in my town. I'm wondering what everyone else got.


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#25 io

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:42 AM

I like my layout but I put my house inside a couple of bends over by the waterfall and there is only one bridge down by the beach.  So my house is isolated from the city hall, shops, and all the animal residences.  But hopefully we can add another bridge at some point.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

Yup downloading it now I regretted getting Fire Emblem digitally but this should have a much longer shelf life.


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#27 io

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:05 AM

Indeed - if there was ever a good title to download this is it.

 

I'll be heading to GS regardless tomorrow to get my son's copy.  He was a little jealous that I was playing and he couldn't yet.  Then I sent him to bed ;).



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:08 AM

Also should be perfect to play while watching press conferences this week. I'd love to live post on here but odds will be my wife will have the laptop to play Warcraft, as our usual arrangement is if one of us has the TV, the other has the laptop.


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#29 CAGkrazy

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

Picking a town layout is new, yeah.  You get a choice of 3, so if you think your town has too much water, it might be good to start over.  I was lucky and got a choice between 2 maps that had 2 bends and a map that had 3.  I went with the 3-bend map so I could visit every part of the beach.

 

I have Pears in my town. I'm wondering what everyone else got.

 

there are a lot of layouts. had to restart a couple of times. i just put my house near the shore with a big space to plant. hehe



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:24 AM

Oh god, the voices. I'm so playing this with the volume off...


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