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Animal Crossing Turns Over New Leaf in Latest Trailer

| 25 Oct 2012 15:10

Animal Crossing 3DS has a new name for its 2013 North American release.

A few months ago, it was reported that the long-awaited Animal Crossing 3DS finally had a title: Animal Crossing: Jump Out. It's still slated to launch with that subtitle in Japan, but it will have a different name when it makes its way to North America: Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

The title was revealed on the latest episode of Nintendo Direct, which took place earlier today. In addition to the new name, Nintendo Treehouse producer Nate Bihldorff discussed some of New Leaf's features, elaborating on how being the mayor of your town will allow you to mold and customize it to your liking. You can also take your home furnishings to a new level by refurbishing furniture with custom designs and hanging items on the walls of your house (for which you will undoubtedly be indebted to Tom Nook forever).

The publisher released a new trailer for Animal Crossing: New Leaf this morning, which shows off some of the content that was discussed in the Nintendo Direct session. You'll also get a glimpse of KK Slider in his new role as DJ and some of the things you can buy for your town as the mayor. There's no indication of how the mayor actually pays for these upgrades, but let's hope it's not by borrowing bells from the Nook family.

Animal Crossing: Jump Out will be released in Japan on November 8. There's no release date for New Leaf, but it's expected to be out in North America in the first half of 2013.

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