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All About Animal Crossing: New Leaf From The Game’s Developers


Back in October, Nintendo held a special Nintendo Direct presentation in Japan for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where the game’s developers played through a portion of the game, detailing its new features. This presentation has now been subtitled in English by Nintendo and made available for viewing. Watch it below:



Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be released on June 9th in North America and June 14th in Europe.


Food for thought:

This special Nintendo Direct has been cited by Nintendo as one of the reasons that word-of-mouth for Animal Crossing: New Leaf began to spread in Japan. After its showing in October, the presentation racked up 1.1 million viewers in less than a month and made it onto the Japanese YouTube charts.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.