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Updated Japanese website information translated

6 years ago 6 Comments

Visit The Houses of People You Streetpassed:
At the Happy Home Exhibition Street in front of the shopping street, you can visit the model houses of people you street passed. Any piece of furniture you like you can also order through mail order sales!

Take a Relaxing Vacation on the Island of Endless Summer!
Former Mayor Tortimer, after retiring, is now living on this resort island of endless summer. You can take many kinds of tours and purchase gifts to bring home amongst other things. Enjoy a relaxing vacation either by yourself or with everyone you know!

Visit Lots of Towns in Your Dreams!
When you sleep in the Dream House, you visit an actual person’s real town. You can freely walk around their town and visit houses while dreaming!

Make a Best Friend!
Become best friends with your Nintendo 3DS friends! If both you and your friend save one another as best friends, you will be informed of when that person comes online and even if you aren’t currently visiting their town, you can still talk to them by sending messages!

KK’s Famous Tunes Are Now Club Music?!
Every Saturday night you can enjoy listening to KK Slider’s music at “Club 444.” (Note: Club 444 in Japanese is referred to as “Club Shi Shou” or “Club See Show” – it’s a cute pun.) From Sunday to Friday, during D.J. KK Time, you can enjoy KK’s normal sound with a club music twist!

Say Hi to Far Away Friends!
When using your megaphone, you can call one of your animal friends by saying their name inot the 3DS mic. Even if they are far away they can still hear you and respond!

Swim, Dive, and Fully Enjoy the Sea!
If you are wearing a Swim Suit (they called it a Marine Suit in Japanese), you can swim in the ocean and dive beneath the water. Pay close attention to the depths and you can collect items that you can’t via fishing like special shells, sea grapes, and others!

November 2012
17th: Fishing tournament
22nd: Harvest Festival

December 2012
8th: Fishing Tournament
21st: Winter Solstice
24th: Christmas
31st: New Years Countdown

January 2013
1st: New Years
19th: Fishing Tournament

February 2013
3rd: Setsubun (its a Japanese holiday where someone dresses up as an “oni” (demon) and you throw beans at him. Most likely will be changed in localization.)
9th: Fishing Tournament
11th: Carnival

March 2013
3rd: Girl’s Festival/Doll Festival (another Japanese holiday where girls get very nice, expensive Japanese styled dolls, will also probably change in localization).
16th: Fishing Tournament
31st: Easter

April 2013
1st: April Fools Day
13th: Fishing Tournament

May 2013
5th: Children’s Fay (Another Japanese Holiday).
18th: Fishing Tournament

June 2013
15th: Bug Catching Tournament
21th: Summer Solstice

July 2013
7th: Tanabata (Star Festival, another Japanese holiday about star crossed lovers– look it up, it is a good story )
20th: Bug Catching Tournament

August 2013
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th: Fireworks Festival
15th: Obon (Japanese holiday, where they spend time with their families, visit graves of those deceased, etc).
17th: Bug Catching Tournament

September 2013
3rd: Grass Day *you need to have opened the “Gardening store” to have this take place
19th: Moon Viewing Day
21st: Bug Catching Tournament

October 2013
12th: Fishing Tournament
31st: Halloween

November 2013
16th: Fishing Tournament
28th: Harvest Festival

December 2013
14th: Fishing Tournament
22nd: Winter Solstice
24th: Christmas
31st: New Years Countdown

Thanks to Saratoga from TBT and Daniel from GoNintendo for these translations.

The Japanese website has been updated!

6 years ago 1 Comment

Nintendo has updated the official Japanese website for Animal Crossing 3DS with two new pages and two updated pages. They’re full of brand new screenshots, artwork and information to translate.

Check out the updated pages:

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/egdj/new/index.html

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/egdj/life/index.html

And the new pages:

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/egdj/year/index.html

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/egdj/communication/index.html

First look at the Town Map and Bottom Screen

6 years ago 7 Comments

Famitsu has two new screenshots up on their website that give us our first look at the bottom screen! Up until now, every screenshot released had been only of the top screen. With these new screenshots we’re able to see the Map for the Town and the Island.

It looks like you’ll be able to access the chat menu at any time no matter which screen you’re on by pressing the green bubble at the bottom. Certainly will be handy when playing online. I also noticed that your Town Tree is an icon on the map, kind of like the Wishing Well from the Gamecube game.

Also, what is that big orange button on the right? Just a thought but maybe this is only half of the map and pressing that goes to the other half of the map.

Grass Day is a new event in Animal Crossing 3DS plus Wendell

6 years ago 3 Comments

UPDATE: This article is out of date. Please see our updated post on Grass Day here!

In the latest Famitsu it’s been revealed that Grass Day is a new event in Animal Crossing 3DS. On September 3rd, players with a Garden Shop will be able to get a special item which gives you the ability to cut the grass in your town. Rare items will be gained through this event.

Also in this Famitsu edition, it’s been said that Wendell will be back offering patterns. This time however you’ll earn them through the Dream World. Exactly how is unknown at this time.

Source

First tweet from the official Animal Crossing 3DS Twitter @doubutsuno_mori

6 years ago 5 Comments

The official Animal Crossing 3DS Twitter account (@doubutsuno_mori) will be tweeting new information and screenshots over the coming weeks! We will be posting the information and screenshots that come as a result.

Here is the first tweet that has been posted:

 

It also comes attached with the following screenshot showing a rainbow in the sky:

Here is a very rough Google translation of the tweet into English:

Hmm considered! How did you spend the three day weekend? The outing a little, I went to take a picture or a beautiful landscape! Now in the village, taking pictures with the camera 3D 3DS are you’ll be vogue! Everyone, please enjoy – I shoot a lot of landscape of the village!

It seems to imply that the screenshot feature from City Folk has returned. Stay tuned for a proper native translation soon.

Translated notes from the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct

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Basic/Mayor Info:

  • Flowers will sparkle depending off if they’ve been watered.
  • Can design roads – they added the character for ‘road’. There’s a camping ground, sometimes there’ll be campers – villagers who don’t live in your village.
  • Help out your in-game friends with purchasing decisions
  • When you sit in the mayor’s seat, Shizue will come up and talk to you.
  • Once you’ve decided what to build, go with Shizue to decide where. Then they’ll show you what it will look like. Donations from villagers begin.
  • Don’t have to go back to mayor’s office once building is placed.
  • Donations can be made by you, visitors, and villagers.

New Item/Shops:

  • New item: megaphone. Can say a villagers names to get their attention by speaking their name into the 3DS microphone.
  • The Tanooki brothers will take turns each day to service the shop.
  • Halloween goods sold because it’s October.
  • Shoe store offers up boots/shoes for sale.
  • 2nd floor is the museum shop. The four doors lead to special exhibitions. You can set the special exhibitions yourself. Hawaiian Expo, Sushi expo.
  • Tanooki Housing Real Estate. Buy parts for your houses outside.
  • Can decide if you want to increase room numbers and where (1st flow left, right, 2nd floor etc)
  • Dr. Shrunk started a comedy club, Club 444. Can watch his comedy shows. He has spoken dialogue during this. Can decide your reaction.
  • Take photos of your expression with good timing for best result in the photo booth. Many reactions/emotions to collect.

Designs/Customization:

  • Design/Sell your own items, which can eventually change during the process
  • Much larger selection of colors this time around when designing
  • Can turn designs into QR codes.
  • Model Homes now. People met through Streetpass. These are the people she’s street passed with. Sometimes they will give you things, like ice-creams, balloons, and pin wheels.
  • Up to 48 houses in three block, 16 homes per block.
  • Can see with the map where the houses are using people’s names.
  • Take picture via photobooth, bottom screen displays the picture you’ll take.
  • Visit a massage parlor that helps to relax you and put you into a dream stage
  • Allows you to see how other people have set up their towns. When you have an internet connection, if someone you’ve street passed with has a Village number, (can search by name too) you can go into a new shop and visit their village. You can do stuff like cut trees and get fruit, but it doesn’t affect their village.
  • You can alter the look of City Hall, too.

Music/Sound:

  • Early morning music is calm, dawn the music is more upbeat, afternoon is more pleasant-sounding music, night time the music has more base, late night music gets mysterious
  • K. K. Slider, Saturday night live performances at the new Shisho’s Club 444. Now for a new song. Dr. Shrunk is dancing to the beat!
  • DJ K.K. (K.K. Slider under a different name) performs on nights other than Saturday at the comedy club. ‘House Nights’ Includes NES Nights. ‘Famicon Nights’.
  • Can listen to the music on audio players in your house, and there are many new KK songs.

Wireless Interactions:

  • Explore a town alongside other people
  • Travel via boat to an island and enjoy a song at the same time
  • First time you’re at the island, you receive swimming gear. While wearing it, you can dive/swim.
  • Grab items from the bottom of the sea
  • Collect rare bugs as well
  • Can trade medals got in mini games on the island to trade for the goods in the souvenir shop.
  • Games are focused on Co-op.
  • Tortimer appears as the Tour Guide, explains the games
  • Each person has to search for their own type of fruits; mangoes, persimmons, etc.
  • The faster you are the more medals you get.
  • Can pick up fruits and drop them for other players in easier locations.
  • There is a ‘Hammer’ game, where you hit the tiny electric car.

Game Features:

  • Local and Online play for 2-4 players
  • 1 save file
  • Utilizes StreetPass and SpotPass