About the game
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is loaded with new characters, items, and activities to enjoy all year long.
Customize outfits in countless ways. Furnish your house with an extensive variety of furniture, carpet, and wall decorations to reflect your personality. Visit the new Main Street shopping area and Happy Home Showcase. Swim in the ocean to find rare shellfish. Collect insects and fossils all year long. As mayor, make the big decisions about what to build, business hours for shops, and other new ways to customize your town to your liking. Then connect with friends to show off what makes your character, your house, and your town unique.
Create your own happy place – As the mayor, you get to make the big decisions that shape your town. Add new features, decide which facilities get built, change shop hours, and more to let you experience Animal Crossing however you like.
New discoveries await you every day – Time passes in Animal Crossing just as it does in the real world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No two days are the same, with things happening at all hours and events happening throughout the year.
Decorate your house inside and out – Choose from furniture new and old, carpets, wallpaper, and enhanced design tools to customize your house inside. Choose from new house layouts and remodel your home’s exterior as well. Change the outside wall, the fence, your mailbox, and more to transform the look of your house completely. Living in a castle is not just a dream in Animal Crossing.
Freedom to live life at your own speed – Is your passion fishing? Fashion? Fossil digging? Gardening? YOU can decide where you spend your time, whether it’s on your own or interacting with the animal townsfolk.
A tropical island full of fun – Take a break from it all on the tropical island where on your own or with friends you can join tours filled with fun activities. You can play alone or connect with up to 3 other players to play them together locally or over the Internet.*
Connect with others anytime, anywhere – Up to 4 players can connect locally or via the Internet. * Visit each other’s’ towns or travel to the tropical island to swim together.
Share your creativity by showing off your home – Exchange custom home data when you tag with other players via StreetPass™. See houses of players you’ve passed in the Happy Home Showcase. Get inspiration for your own creativity, or place orders for furniture you want for your own house.
Receive special items via SpotPass™ – Occasionally, Nintendo will release special SpotPass items that will be delivered to you via the in-game post office.*
*Additional systems and game copies required for local multiplayer mode. Broadband Internet access required for online features. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com.