Nintendo's popular life development sim comes to 3DS in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. As always, players are free to explore their quaint village, interact with anthropomorphic animals, and customize their home and physical appearance, but New Leaf also introduces a mechanic that lets gamers become the town mayor, create laws, and build public works projects. Players can collect money from fellow citizens in order to build things like bridges, fountains, and police stations, and they can make laws requiring citizens to be active at certain times of day. As they explore their town, gamers can visit familiar characters like Tom Nook, K.K. Slider, and Blanca, or they can meet new characters like the gardening sloth Leif, the alpacas Reese and Cyrus who own a re-sale store, and the dog personal assistant Isabelle. As with all games in the series, time passes in New Leaf just like it does in real life: seasons change, villagers wear weather-appropriate outfits, and the town celebrates a variety of holidays. Players can relax with fishing and swims in the ocean, or they can use Nintendo's Wi-Fi connection to visit a friend's village, or head to Tortimer Island for multiplayer mini-games.
PLAYERS: 1 Player
RELEASE YEAR: 2013