At their direct conference this morning, Nintendo gave us a handful of new details about the upcoming 3DS title Animal Crossing. Named Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the game is the latest in the long-running Animal Crossing series and returns with all the conventions familiar to the franchise and beloved by fans, as well as a few new ideas to freshen up the gameplay.
In New Leaf, players will be cast as the mayor of the town and will have a litany of customization options, including decorating both your house and the town you’ve been put in charge of. Those who feel compelled will also have the chance to share items with their friends.
No solid release date has been confirmed yet, but Nintendo has said that we can expect to see the game in early 2013.
(Source: Game Informer)