Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be released in just 10 days time, or 15 days if you live in the EU, so us AC fans are left twiddling our thumbs, replaying old games in anticipation of the event. What have we got to look forward to though? Here’s five things that I can’t wait to do when I get my copy of New Leaf next month.
Designing your own clothes patterns isn’t exactly a new feature but in New Leaf, the whole process has been revamped. Not only can you design whole outfits instead of just one simple dress, you can then share your designs with others via a QR code. So if you’re not a budding fashion designer, you can just use others designs. You can also change the patterns on furniture to make your house truly unique. The customisation options are endless.
Although Animal Crossing has tried its hand at social gaming by allowing you to visit other people towns in the past, it’s always been needlessly complicated. Plus when you did invite over your supposed friends, there was nothing to stop them from wrecking your perfect town by running over your golden roses or stealing your fruit. This time round, when you visit other peoples towns, it’s during a dream meaning you can do whatever you want and the other players town won’t be affected.
K.K Slider is a dog known for his acoustic guitar playing on a Saturday night but in New Leaf, he’s a DJ at Club LOL from Sunday to Friday. Don’t worry, he still does his acoustic set on Saturdays and you can still get music tracks off him for your own collection. During the day, you can experience Doctor Shrunk’s interesting comedy too.
Visit Tortimer Island
It’s summer all year round on Tortimer Island so that gives you a real chance to try swimming out for the first time in an Animal Crossing game. You can visit the island alone or with friends to play mini-games which will win you medals. I can’t wait to swim in the ocean and buy souvenirs.
In New Leaf, you’re the mayor this time round which means you decide exactly what needs to be built. You can add small things to the town such as signs or benches as well as bigger buildings like Club LOL or the Fortune Teller. This means you get to decide exactly what your town looks like, as well as what it contains, so if you’re not a big fan of Mr Resetti, you can leave him out.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf releases in the US on June 9.