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Retailer ShopTo listing the Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL Bundle

7 years ago 25 Comments

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Just hours after a new Nintendo Direct was announced for North America and Europe, UK retailer ShopTo has listed the Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL Bundle on their website for £189.

Remember, retailers can be wrong and this is not an official confirmation. However, the bundle appearing 2 days before a 3DS Nintendo Direct is certainly suspicious. We’ll let you know if there’s any updates or listings from other retailers.

UPDATE: ShopTo has since removed the page from their website. Was it a mistake or did Nintendo tell them to take it down? Find out on the Nintendo Direct tomorrow I guess!

UPDATE 2: Annnnnd it’s back up as the bundle has been officially announced. Pre-orders are available on ShopTo right now.

(via Nintendo Everything)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is now listed on the US eShop for… $35?

7 years ago 34 Comments

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We’re now just 2 months away from Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s release in North America and fittingly so, the game is now appearing on the US eShop when you search for it. It’s not too exciting to see a listing but what’s interesting is the price.

The typical price for a new first party Nintendo 3DS game in the United States is $39.99, but Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s official price point appears to be $34.99 instead. We’ve seen some retailers drop their price to $34.99 lately, but it may actually be the standard price and not a discount.

I’m not really sure exactly why Nintendo has chosen to price New Leaf at $35 but I’m not complaining! A discount is always appreciated. Perhaps Nintendo is hoping to attract new players with a lower price point. What do you think the reason is? Leave us a comment below.

(thanks DrewAC and Prof Gallows)

Localization name changes spotted in the latest Animal Crossing: New Leaf footage

7 years ago 30 Comments

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As with any video game localized to another region, some of the names for buildings and characters have been changed in the English versions of Animal Crossing: New Leaf from the Japanese version.

Some eagle eyed members on The Bell Tree Forums have spotted a few of these changes in the English footage released! Keep reading to see a list of what’s been spotted so far:

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Localized versions of Animal Crossing: New Leaf will include an exclusive feature

7 years ago 15 Comments

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According to Bill Trinen in the latest Nintendo Direct, the North American version (and we assume Europe) of Animal Crossing: New Leaf will contain an exclusive feature.

He wasn’t quite willing to give up exactly what that feature might be but right after mentioning it, he talked about the online connectivity features in New Leaf so it may be something to do with that.

If I had to guess, I would say the feature might be the ability to use the StreetPass house sharing feature online as StreetPasses are more difficult to find outside of Japan. Of course, that’s just my speculation! Have an idea as to what it might be? Leave a comment below!

(via YouTube video)