Grab That Shovel, You Can Dig For Ore In Animal Crossing 3DS

By Ishaan . October 16, 2012 . 11:00am

Animal Crossing on the Nintendo 3DS makes you a mayor and gives you the ability to develop your town. You’ll have the ability to add street lamps and benches to town and your very own secretary that aids you in your day-to-day running of things.


The game also has a high level of customization. Not only can you customize your own home to a great extent, as reported more recently, you can also create your own exhibits at the museum.

The official Animal Crossing Twitter account reveals that you can do a few things with fossils that you dig up. You can have them analyzed at the museum, and then either donate them to the museum or sell them at the store. Additionally, you can also collect dinosaur fossils and turn them into miniatures.


In addition to fossils, you can also dig up crystals. The screenshot above is of an emerald having been discovered.


Animal Crossing will be released on November 8th in Japan. North America will get the game in 2013.

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  • ronin4life

    Really want this… thinking about importing, possibly through the eshop.

    But I’m unsure my current level of Japanese is sufficient…. >.<;;;

    • puchinri

       Well, there is furigana at least, so that’s a huge help. With a good dictionary (and the internet), I’m sure you’d be okay. (Doesn’t hurt that the English version existing will help if you need to reference it.)

    • On the other hand, you could use the game to get better at Japanese. Playing games and reading mangas is an excellent way to study outside of classes, you know. At least that’s how I learned Japanese.

  • MrRobbyM

    Gosh, never played an AC game before but this is my biggest incentive to get a 3DS.

    • puchinri

      They are tons of fun. While the GC version still remains my fav, each is really charming, and I’m already thinking that this one is going to overtake Population Growing as my favorite. ♥

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        GC version…tears I hope it gets an HD remake on Wii-u

        • puchinri

           That would be really awesome.

    • because you have never played AC before, you are going to have a ridiculous amount of fun.

  • riceisnice

    There is just WAAY too much content. What can they possibly add in the next Animal Crossing game?

    • puchinri

       Two cities? A whole country? owo

      • MrRobbyM

        I’d be all over that

  • Arrei

    Aaaagh! I want this so much I can hardly stand it!

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I wonder if you can cheat on your husband/wife with your secretary as well.

    • Doctor Nebula


      • Tom_Phoenix

        Oh, I didn’t realise the secretary could only be an animal. AWKWARD…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    my body is so ready for this 

  • Well, not that different from other games

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