Animal Crossing: New Leaf

3DS / Simulation / Release: Jun 9, 2013 / ESRB: E

Nintendo explains why Animal Crossing is not a fit for smartphones

By Steve Watts, Mar 31, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Animal Crossing is best-suited for portable systems, but the series producer says it's more complex than people realize and therefore wouldn't be a good fit on smartphones.


Animal Crossing on Wii too formulaic, says Nintendo

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 8:45am PDT

Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Wii version of the game that followed the hit DS version, was too much like prior games, and helped encourage the company to try more new ideas in New Leaf.


Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold 7 million

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2014 9:00am PDT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has now crossed 7 million copies sold worldwide, more than a year after its initial Japanese release.


Nintendo offering free Pokemon X/Y with 3DS and game purchase

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 6:30am PST

Nintendo is offering a promotion during the month of March that will give a free download code for Pokemon X or Y with the purchase of a 3DS and one of six games.


Animal Crossing Plaza for Wii U announced, out now

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2013 8:15am PDT

Animal Crossing is on Wii U! Well, sort of. Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing Plaza for Wii U, which is available to download off the eShop right now.


Animal Crossing: New Leaf review: owing a debt

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2013 10:00am PDT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf attempts to mix up the formula by giving you mayoral power over your bustling town. Does it liven up the life simulator series? Our review.


3DS screenshot tool grabs in-game images, shares them to Twitter and Tumblr

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 19, 2013 2:30pm PDT

PS Vita allows users to easily capture direct-feed screenshots from the system. However, Nintendo 3DS is currently missing that feature. A new app released by Nintendo in Japan will introduce that functionality--but only in select titles.


Animal Crossing: New Leaf gets 3DS XL bundle

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2013 9:15am PDT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be coming to 3DS on June 9, and Nintendo has announced a new 3DS XL bundle coming out on the same day as the game.


Animal Crossing's Mr. Resetti made optional because he made players cry

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2013 2:30pm PDT

The development team of Animal Crossing: New Leaf talks about why they revised the game to make Mr. Resetti optional and reduce Tom Nook's role.


Animal Crossing: New Leaf coming June 9

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2013 6:55am PST

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is coming June 9, Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct presentation today.


Animal Crossing: New Leaf finally gets a US trailer

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Fishing! Catching butterflies! Moving furniture! Picking flowers! Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS brings back the relaxing activities franchise fans have come to expect.


Animal Crossing coming to 3DS in early 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 29, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Nintendo's beloved living-in-debt simulator is coming back in "early 2013," the publisher has announced.


Nintendo reports first annual loss of about $460 million

By Steve Watts, Apr 26, 2012 9:00am PDT

Nintendo has outlined its first ever annual operating loss, and detailed its plans for the coming year in terms of strategy and predicted sales.


Animal Crossing 3DS: customize town as the mayor

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 05, 2011 1:00pm PST

While Animal Crossing games traditionally cast the player as little more than a wandering vagrant, beachcombing and shaking trees for money, Animal Crossing for 3DS will cast you as mayor--and you'll get to make a few changes around town.


Animal Crossing Wii Unveiled Next Week, Claims Official Nintendo UK Magazine

By Chris Faylor, Jul 09, 2008 7:08am PDT

Next week will see the formal debut of the long-awaited Wii entry in Nintendo's unique Animal Crossing series, according to a now-edited blog entry...


"It's going to be extremely interesting to see what's in this game. They could go so many ways ..."

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