Welcome to Waikiki – Animal Crossing: New Leaf Daily Blog (Day 1)

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So thanks to the wonderful folks over at Nintendo of Canada, I was able to obtain an early copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf yesterday, a couple days prior to the release. I already planned on doing daily gameplay posts on here, but they’re starting a little early now!

Keep reading if you want to view my first day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Beware of potential spoilers.

I did a lot in Animal Crossing yesterday, and took over 200 screenshots, so there’s no way I can possibly include everything into this blog post. So don’t be alarmed if things seem to jump around in time a bit.



After spending an hour and a half picking through various different maps, I finally moved on and headed into my village for the very first time on the train. My face turned out to be quite nice and my starting shirt isn’t too bad either!


The lovely villagers of Waikiki were awaiting my arrival at the Train Station, or so it seemed like it at least! My secretary Isabelle made sure that everyone in town gave me a warm welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚


She asked me to follow her to the Town Hall of Waikiki for initial processing. On the way, I discovered my native town fruit are Apples! I hope to find a perfect Apple…


Apparently, in Waikiki, a Mayor should first be a resident! ย Or at least, that’s what Isabelle told me… She knows what she’s doing, right?!? Well, she had someone in mind to handle my housing situation.


None other than Tom Nook himself of Nook’s Homes! Where have I seen this guy before… He’s going to handle my housing situation although he didn’t say what it was going to cost me… Eh, I guess he’s just being nice and giving it to me for free, right?


I’ve been told by Tom Nook that I can choose where I want my house, I just have to take him there. So don’t worry about the Tanuki following me around Waikiki. I ended up choosing to build my house in the bottom right of my map near the beach on the cliff. It’s quite the cozy spot.


Unfortunately, I forgot to catch a screenshot at the time, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer! After that, I left a nice message on the Waikiki Bulletin Board and headed back to Town Hall to meet up with Isabelle.


She informed me of an important ceremony happening… starring me! We scurried on over to the Town Plaza to plant the official Waikiki Town Tree, with all of the village residents present. It was quite the event!


Of course, after planting the tree, I did just what any quality mayor would do: Survey the residents to fishย forย complimentsย see what they think of their new mayor! Lolly was happy to oblige. ๐Ÿ™‚




Finding myself free to explore, I toured the town’s shops with Nookling Junction and Re-Tail. Tommy was there to greet me at Nookling Junction, while the friendly alpacas were ready for me at Re-Tail. (well, at least one was…)


Something caught my eye at Re-Tail. It was almost love at first sight… It was a Office Locker! I knew we were meant to be from the moment we met.


Unfortunately, I was flat out BROKE! I mean, check out that Bell counter in the top right of the screenshots… I was dedicated though. I was going to get that office locker, an 800 Bell price tag wasn’t going to come between us!


Where does a new Mayor go when he needs Bells? The beach! I went hunting for some sea shells to sell for a quick buck. That wasn’t all I found though…


It’s Gulliver! He seems to be a bit… washed up. Maybe we should help him.


Hmm, I wonder where he was heading. Give us some hints Gulliver! Help us out here!

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Hey, wait a second Gulliver… That sounds pretty familiar, doesn’t it? What is this village called again? Waikiki?!? In Hawaii!


Well, you’re right at home in the village of Waikiki, Gulliver. ๐Ÿ™‚


Apparently, he’s going to send me a nice souvenir in the mail! I’ll be waiting.


After earning my first Bells from the sea shells, I purchased my first tools from Nookling Junction. Tommy had a Shovel and a Net in stock, but sadly no Fishing Rod.


There was also a single Fortune Cookie for sale, at the cost of one 3DS Play Coin. Fortunately, I’ve been saving these up for a while now. ๐Ÿ™‚


Inside my Fortune Cookie was a lucky fortuneย to hand to Tommy. He gave me some Hero’s Clothes from Zelda in return! I’ll try them on later.



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With my newly acquired shovel, I went out in search of fossils, gyroids, gems, and money rocks! Check out what I managed to find in the screenshots above.




I decided to visit a faraway Japanese village as my first trip away from Waikiki.ย Ruu on Twitter was happy enough to have me over. ๐Ÿ™‚


I have to say, considering that I was connecting to a village so far away in the world, I was very impressed by the minimal amount of lag that I experienced. I wouldn’t worry about it if you were concerned.


Ruu’s village was very nice, and full of many beautiful flowers! I hope to visit their town again in the near future.



I returned home to Waikiki to tie up some loose ends. The first order of business was to pay the down payment for my house over at Nook’s Homes.



While I was close by, I checked into the Post Office to pick up June’s SpotPass DLC item: The Rainbow Screen!


I rearranged the furniture in my tent for the last time, including a new item from a Balloon Present which I caught using a Net. It’s a neat trick!


I’ll end my first Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf with this close up shot next to Porter at the Train Station. I’m proudly wearing my Luigi shirt, in the spirit of the Year of Luigi!

Today’s post turned out to be massive, but don’t expect every post to be like this. That being said, I hope to continue this series for at least a couple more weeks. I may miss a couple days though.

I hope you enjoyed it! Please let me know in the comments below if you liked it, and if you have any questions for me. Thanks!

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Courtney Sartin

I sure enjoyed it! And I have a question, will you be visting any towns?

Julie Angleton

This just makes me want it more. GRRR I have 2 more days!



Paige Sherwood-Rice

we trail behind ahaha


This is so much fun to read!!! I can’t wait to see future entries!!!

Courtney Sartin

It’s not that much, it just seems long because of the pictures


Well, I happen to enjoy pictures quite alot.

Courtney Sartin

Doesn’t everyone! ;D

Colon Nives

waikiki, i like the name

Paige Sherwood-Rice

Ohmaaagaaad 6 days -.-

Elizabeth Connell

Awesome photos dude!! I cannot wait till i get my copy of animal Crossing


Dawn of The Final Day
-24 Hours Remain-


We may actually make it….just maybe….

Courtney Sartin

I had Roko, the black horse, in one of my old towns!

Paige Sherwood-Rice

i have a black horse in my wii version but his name is roscoe

Courtney Sartin

Yes! Thats his name! I forgot his name!


I really like the name of your town Justin! You are very lucky to get the game one day before me…

Paige Sherwood-Rice

you’re both lucky ๐Ÿ™‚


Yay! Good for you Justin! I’m glad you got your copy early! This blog has been the BEST AC news blog I’ve come across so you definitely deserve it!!!! Enjoy the early gameplay!!!! Lucky!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Paige Sherwood-Rice

i agree with you 100% ๐Ÿ™‚


I couldn’t agree more ๐Ÿ™‚


He should have got it earlier like the other bloggers did. But I do agree that this is the best AC:NL blog out there!


The other bloggers that got their early were all American or from other countries… Canada does things differently!

Madam Springy

Agreed! I’m so glad to have found this site. I always check here first for the latest news, and now I’ll be checking in for the awesome gameplay! ๐Ÿ˜€


Same here! I set this as my homepage on my cell phone back last year and I have checked it daily as well!!! Can’t wait to play the game!!! One more day left to wait for those of us in NA!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Totally agree! I have this site open on my phone 24/7


I have it on my phone as well. I check it every day, multiple times!!


Congratulations!! You really should have gotten it earlier with that mayor program though. Great post and I’m looking forward to more!!


I’m a little jealous but really happy you got an early copy, Justin! Can’t wait to see what those capture cards can do

Courtney Sartin

Hey justin! Can I have that shirt? I like it so much! ;P


That is a cute town name you chose.

Jennifer Skutley

“If so, you must be an angel, right?” It sounds a little like Gulliver is hitting on you. Did he ask if it hurt when you fell from heaven?

Omar Hammoud

I was never able to get any released game until at least a month or so after release, so I’m really happy I’m getting this one only a week after release ^^ hey can someone add me on here? 5241-2028-3833 Notify me @GameOnGamerGuy on twitter if you do!


I’ve spoiled so much of the game for myself already, but one thing I haven’t spoiled is the beginning, and I plan on not spoiling it!


uninspired first message on the board.


Guys, for those of you who dont know what to name your town, you could use the name of the town you live in, like me.. ๐Ÿ™‚


Unless it’s more than 8 letters like mine is. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Mine is 6. Maybe you could use a nearby town’s name.


Ohio… I have names for my towns just thought I’d note that not every town fits. ๐Ÿ™‚

Daniel Colon

hi, i’m new with my 3ds and dont have friend. If u Want to add me
FC: 1607-2266-5506
Name: Danny


Thank you soo much for mentioning the coins, I knew you didn’t use bells for the foutune cookies but I didn’t think much about it and after a quick google I’m no earning 3ds coins so i can stock up on them ๐Ÿ™‚ great journal! Looking forward to playing myself! Ps anyone dying for best buy dlc goodies or someone to play with should add me! I need some 3ds friends! My code is 4811-7120-1166


WOW!!!!! Thank you so much. that was so awesome. A great post. have fun with your game.


You caught a balloon with the net? How does that work? o.o



It’s an awesome trick that a Japanese player discovered. You’ll want to use it since you can’t get a slingshot until T&T Mart I think.


Thank you for this, Justin! I hadn’t seen it. I’m not /hugely/ worried about getting the balloon furniture early. It’s cool but it’s not my thing until I get my house upgraded a bit more than likely but if I manage to, I’ll probably use this trick.


Night of The Final Day
-12 Hours Remain-


Is the island available everyday or every so often??? o:


How many different town layouts can you choose from? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


Count down for NA is 1 day 2 hours and 5 minutes everyone!!! Chaos mode active now. Please hurry up!!!!!!!


Argh i still have to wait till next week to get mine ๐Ÿ™ Why is Australia always left last?!


You know you dont need to buy the watering can or shovel. Isabella gives it to you for free when you keep talking to her. ๐Ÿ™‚


.. im so jelly rightnow..


how long did it take for your hhouse to be built they said it was done to day but i checked at 6:00 a.m. and it isn’t ready


I would love to visit your town!


its 2 play coins not one