Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the latest main series installment of the Animal Crossing franchise. It was originally released in Japan on Nov. 8, 2012, and later came to North America, Europe and Australia on June 9, 13 and 14, respectively.

The game differs from previous Animal Crossing titles in that the player character takes on the role of mayor of their town — a role previously owned by special character Tortimer. As mayor, the player has more advanced customization options for their village than ever before, with the ability to construct public works projects (like benches, lamp posts or even giant Sphinx statues), pick the location of in-town shops and more. Like other Animal Crossing games, players spend much of their time collecting fish, bugs and items, helping their animal neighbors and decorating their homes.

Take a look at all the latest New Leaf-related news and helpful articles to guide you through the game below!