Animal Crossing: New Leaf Open Thread

A promotional image for Animal Crossing that shows a picnic scene with human and animal characters from the game.


Adorable 3DS life sim Animal Crossing: New Leaf launched yesterday in North America and will be out this weekend in Europe. Who’s playing? Here’s a thread to share fossil collecting tips and exchange friend codes.

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7 Responses to Animal Crossing: New Leaf Open Thread

  1. Alex says:

    I saw this approximately five minutes after posting: Anna Anthropy has a post at Tiny Cartridge about gender identity in New Leaf:

    • marco says:

      I’m glad to see this~. Tumblr is alive with Animal Crossing, but especially amongst all of the gender fluidity. It’s really special to see.

  2. Kara says:

    Yay! I was hoping there would be a post about this. My friend code is 2680-9685-3488. My native fruit is peaches, however, I have sold all of them for the time being. Sorry!

  3. SleekitSicarian says:

    Yay! Friend code 0602-7422-5647
    My native fruit is pears! There are lots of them about.
    I’ve never played one of these before, but it’s cute. And it just gave me a little Happy Birthday message, so it’s my favorite now.
    Off to hit all the rocks~

  4. marco says:

    Oh, goodness. This is cool to see~!

    We were pre-ordering, but when I learned it’d be available at midnight, I went ahead and got it digitally (and because I wanted to have it and Style Savvy with me at all times). My SO and I already have a couple of awkward/funny stories, and we’re having a blast overall.

    She also makes an interesting point about how your character starts, but given the title is very Japanese, I don’t know how I feel about the characters being called born white versus simply “default” (ie, light skin is regarded better overall; because that’s a big but different can of worms in Asia and even in places like Japan, where skintone implies certain region and culture stuff too at times).

    Interesting points made, but I know Nintendo is one of those weird companies that are incredibly backward and progressive at the same time (and a lot of that gets handled pretty weirdly here too, for sometimes trying to keep it or erase it). I may not know to how to feel about some of the things they do in that context, but as a whole, I love them and hope that they’ll continue to improve on that front.

    As for AC(NL), specifically, I can’t wait to see where else the game goes and everything~. ♥
    (I’ll have to remember to throw my FC on here later.)

  5. Gunthera1 says:

    My friend code is 0919-9935-6415

  6. shaed says:

    My friend code is 1977-0577-2875. We have cherries.

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