To celebrate the game’s release in Japan, Famitsu sat down with some of the developers of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to ask them about the game’s development. Of course, it was in Japanese but now Polygon has translated the interview and posted some highlights of it.
Here’s an excerpt from the article with sound director Kazumi Totaka discussing the game’s new music and sound effects:
Totaka led up a sound team in New Leaf that came up with so much new original music for this game that he has trouble picking a favorite. Music wasn’t his only focus, though. “We made an effort to program the sound engine such things like the sounds of rivers and insects were expanded upon,” he said. “A game’s sound is about a lot more than just music, after all; sound effects and the code driving it all play equally important roles. Everyone involved keeps piling up features based on what they’re good at, and we create this world together.”
To see the rest of the interview, head over to Polygon.
Japan is getting some promotional 7 Eleven furniture in December. These items include a 7 Eleven model shop, a counter with a cash register, and more.
Just bring your 3DS to a local 7 Eleven in Japan to wirelessly receive the exclusive furniture in your Animal Crossing game. You’ll want to come multiple times throughout the month as new furniture will be offered every week.
What are your thoughts on these types of promotions? Does it add to or take from the game’s atmosphere to have outside branded products like these in the game?
The day we’ve been waiting years for here is finally here. Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been released in Japan and will soon come to the rest of the world in early 2013. Stay tuned to the Blog in the coming days as we report on new information coming from the Japanese release.
P.S: Did you import the Japanese game? Feel free to send any interesting in-game screenshots that you take to [email protected] and we might just feature some on the Blog! Also, check out The Bell Tree Forums to play with others online who have the Japanese game!
The first starting details for Animal Crossing: New Leaf are coming in from players in Japan who got hold of the game a day early. Personally, I don’t consider these to be spoilers but if you are very sensitive you may want to refrain from viewing. To see the information, click Continue Reading.