As many of you know, Animal Crossing: New Leaf offers an extensive QR code feature which allows you to share your pattern designs on the internet with others using a QR code image. Since the game has been released in Japan since November, there’s already a large library of QR codes out on the web. Read on for new details about using them overseas…
Many have wondered if the QR codes would be region locked, meaning Japanese QR codes could only be used on Japanese copies of the game. Thankfully, Bill Trinen speaking to EGMNow in an interview has confirmed this is not the case at all.
“Yes, the QR codes are available in the North American version of the game as well, and will be compatible with the Japanese version,” said Trinen when asked about potential region-locking of the codes. He continued to clarify, “So this means the QR codes from the Japanese version will work on the U.S. version.”
So there you have it folks. The massive collections of Japanese QR codes will certainly be usable in your own copy of the game when Animal Crossing: New Leaf launches on June 9th in North America, and June 14th in Europe!
Are you guys happy that this has been confirmed? I have friends who have been saving QR codes to their computer since November hoping for them to be region free! As a friendly reminder, our sister site The Bell Tree Forums has maintained a Pattern board since February if you are looking for a place to find and share QR codes.