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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo World Report's 20 Top Games Of The 2010s: The Rest Of The Best: #6 - #10

The voting for this part was amazingly tight....

by - March 9, 2020

3DS Through the Ages: June 2013 to September 2013

RPGs and eShop gems populate the middle of 2013....

by Neal Ronaghan - July 20, 2017

CONTEST: Summer of amiibo 2016: Week 2

We're giving away an amiibo every week of summer! Welcome to Week 2: Villager! Update: Congratulations to the winners!...

by Carmine Red - June 30, 2016

Nintendo World Report's Top 20 3DS Games (So Far): #5 - #1

Here it is: our top 5 3DS games....

by - February 26, 2015

Know Your Nintendo Developers: EAD Group 2

Dive into the history of the developers of Splatoon, Animal Crossing, and more....

by John Rairdin and Neal Ronaghan - February 11, 2015

Nintendo Collectors Journal 7/17/2014

The latest Club Nintendo Rewards can be seen in this week's episode....

by Justin Berube - July 17, 2014

Mariobilia: The Plumber, the Projectile and the Puppy

We check out the English Photos With Mario cards, too....

by Andrew Brown - July 2, 2014

Top 10 3DS Games: Three Years and Running: #6-4

Our middle three might not be the top, but they're some of the most-played 3DS games around....

by Neal Ronaghan - March 27, 2014

GDC 2014: Animal Crossing Developers Discuss Franchises, Communication, and Diversity.

Katsuya Eguchi and Aya Kyogoku Explain 'How to Turn a New Leaf at the Animal Crossing.'...

by Aaron Kaluszka - March 23, 2014

NWR 15th Birthday: The Best Game of the Past 15 Years: Round 1 - Umbrella Corporation Region Part 2

Twilight Princess and Soul Calibur II are the clear-cut winners in this portion....

by Neal Ronaghan - March 11, 2014

NWR Staff's Favorite 10 Games of 2013: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

What is big, round and consumes your life? That's right: the world of Animal Crossing....

by Tom Malina - December 26, 2013

Welcome to Sleepy Crossing 

Halloween may be over, but the spooky continues!...

by Andrew Brown - November 1, 2013

Nintendo Collectors Journal 9/26/2013

Mario, Pokémon, and Club Nintendo goods can been seen in this week's journal....

by Justin Berube - September 26, 2013

BLOG: Three Months in the Forest

A harrowing tale of addiction and furniture....

by J.P. Corbran - September 12, 2013

Animal Crossing: Style Setters

NWR staff members show off some of their own clothing designs for Animal Crossing: New Leaf!...

by Nicholas Bray, James Dawson, and Josh Max - July 16, 2013

BLOG: Stop and Smell the Roses: My New Appreciation for Animal Crossing's Plodding Pace

After logging 100 hours in 2 weeks, Tom explores what sustains his crippling addiction to New Leaf and suggests why it can be important to break the Bell-farming rut....

by Tom Malina - July 3, 2013

Our Top 5 Games of 2013 (So Far)

The staff mind-melded and came up with our collective five favorite games of 2013 to date....

by Neal Ronaghan - July 2, 2013

BLOG: Toppling the Nook Empire

Something must be done, we cannot put up with these injustices a moment longer....

by Justin Baker - June 13, 2013

BLOG: My Thoughts on the Latest 3DS Nintendo Direct

I'm still in shock....

by Justin Berube - April 21, 2013

BLOG: Nintendo Direct 4.17.2013 Megaton Round-Up

Did you miss the Nintendo Direct? We've got all the announcements right here....

by Tom Malina and Neal Ronaghan - April 17, 2013

NWR Staff 3DS Playtime Round Four

Two years and man, are we playing a bunch of 3DS....

by Neal Ronaghan - April 16, 2013

BLOG: What Could Be at This Week's Nintendo Direct?

With a Nintendo Direct in less than 48 hours, it's time to speculate until the event starts....

by Neal Ronaghan - April 15, 2013

BLOG: Embracing the Digital Future on the 3DS

How many full games have you downloaded digitally on 3DS and Wii U?...

by Neal Ronaghan - April 1, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/13/2013)

Level-5 puts on the first Guild02 title while dinosaur pets, Game & Wario, and more permeate the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - March 13, 2013

BLOG: Valentine's Day in My Village

Animal Crossing has players experience their own stories, such as this one....

by Minoru Yamaizumi - February 16, 2013

BLOG: Nintendo Direct: Cautiously Optimistically Cautious

Hype and cynicism galore....

by Alex Culafi - February 15, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/06/2013)

Double Dragon, Miracle Mask Plus, some Game Gear love, and a slew of videos hit the eShop in Japan this week. ...

by Danny Bivens - February 6, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/16/2013)

A skimpy week, but a wild VC game and Wii U demo appear!...

by Danny Bivens - January 15, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/31/2012)

Crashmo is in da house, yo!...

by Danny Bivens - October 31, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/24/2012)

AKB48+Me, Picross, Animal Crossing and a skyscraper building puzzle game all make appearances this week....

by Danny Bivens - October 25, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/17/2012)

There's lots to love for fans of old school Famicom games. Oh yeah, and an EX Troopers demo. ...

by Danny Bivens - October 19, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/10/2012)

AKB48 owns your soul... but Konami and Arc System Works try to give you other options....

by Danny Bivens - October 10, 2012

Realistic Expectations for June's Nintendo Direct

Let's not get the hype train rolling just yet. Remember E3?...

by Neal Ronaghan - June 21, 2012

BLOG: Where in the World Is Animal Crossing?

Alex discusses the lack of Animal Crossing on 3DS before coming to a startling realization....

by Alex Culafi - June 7, 2012

E3 Predictions 2012 - Bingo Edition: Zach's Predictions

Pretty safe bets for the most part, but wouldn't Eternal Darkness 2 be great?...

by Zachary Miller - May 31, 2012

E3 Predictions 2012 - Bingo Edition: James D's Predictions

Localizations, rumors, expected announcements, and nonsense....

by James Dawson - May 31, 2012

E3 Predictions 2012 - Bingo Edition: Alex's Predictions

Even without pictures, Alex is able to hold his own in the predictions game....

by Alex Culafi - May 31, 2012

E3 Predictions 2012 - Bingo Edition: Neal's Predictions

I'm thinking Silicon Knights, Retro Studios, and Platinum Games all have some big announcements....

by Neal Ronaghan - May 31, 2012

BLOG: What to Expect from Today's Nintendo Direct

We could see some Luigi's Mansion 2, and maybe even some new Kirby stuff....

by Neal Ronaghan - April 20, 2012

Nintendo Direct: What Do We Expect?

We speculate on what exactly Nintendo has in store....

by Patrick Barnett and Neal Ronaghan - February 21, 2012

What Are Nintendo's Developers Doing?: EAD Groups

Nintendo's primary internal development comes from their many EAD groups....

by Neal Ronaghan - January 25, 2012

PrE3 Information Center: Animal Crossing 3D

Can a change in dimension inspire a revolution in the Animal Crossing franchise?...

by Pedro Hernandez - June 6, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 491: Apocalypse Direct

The Four Horsemen themselves dissect the latest 3DS Nintendo Direct....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - September 1, 2016


The Famicrew joins the Japanese public and gets nostalgic....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - August 10, 2016

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 429: Valkyrie Needs Bucket Badly

A first-time guest brings New (Leaf) Business, while we check out PuzzDra, HarmoKnight, Kerbals, and a lot of retro games. Plus: the debut of Silky MC, James's cure for your backlog, Gui's hope for Splatoon, and Kojima's future with Nintendo....

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - May 10, 2015

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 115: The Church of Connectivity

Our favorite games of 2013 sprinkled with a dash of Doctor Who....

by Nicholas Bray, Alex Culafi, Zachary Miller, Neal Ronaghan, and Scott Thompson - January 4, 2014

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 363: Quantitative Easing

We may not have adequately explained NES Remix, but it's not for lack of trying....

by James Jones, Dave Mellert, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - December 22, 2013

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 98: Cross-Platform Play

Listener Mail, Animal Crossing after 100 hours, and an argument for the Vita on this week's show....

by Patrick Barnett, Justin Berube, Danny Bivens, J.P. Corbran, Alex Culafi, Neal Ronaghan, and Scott Thompson - August 16, 2013

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 93: The Dream Team

Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Shin Megami Tensei IV, and our GOTY lists so far!...

by Justin Baker, Alex Culafi, Zack Kaplan, Daan Koopman, Dave Mellert, Zachary Miller, Neal Ronaghan, and Scott Thompson - July 13, 2013

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 341: Breaking the Fifth Wall

We dive into a huge pile of games with BB Action....

by Billy Berghammer, James Jones, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - June 30, 2013

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 340: This Happened in My Time, Child

Loads of hot new games appear in New Business, and we answer your E3 emails!...

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - June 23, 2013

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 88: Bells' Hook

An in-depth look at Animal Crossing: New Leaf, another round of NWR Jeopardy, and more playoff hockey....

by Justin Baker, Andy Goergen, Daan Koopman, Zachary Miller, and Scott Thompson - May 31, 2013

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 83: We All Hate Danny

Impressions of just-announced 3DS games, Virtual Console and news recap, and a Doctor Who bonus segment on this week's show!...

by Patrick Barnett, Danny Bivens, Aaron Kaluszka, Daan Koopman, Zachary Miller, Tyler Ohlew, Carmine Red, and Scott Thompson - April 27, 2013


When a year gives you a ton of games, you play them. Simple as that....

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, and Ty Shughart - December 29, 2012


In this time bending episode, everything ends in flux!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - November 30, 2012


Do you accept Danny as your new Famicast overlord? These guys do!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - October 26, 2012


From the creators of Famicast 15: the sequel you've all been waiting for. Probably....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - September 4, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Connectibites News Digest: August 29, 2012

It's a Nintendo Direct extravaganza....

by Patrick Barnett and Daan Koopman - August 29, 2012


Make sure you've got a comfortable seat and plenty of time before listening to this bumper episode!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - June 28, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 273: The Hare with No Hair

The gang is back together to celebrate the New Year with --what else?-- New Business! Plus: Zelda + Retro?...

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - January 1, 2012


The whole crew (plus one extra) assemble for an super-extended episode to ring in the new year!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, and Matt Walker - December 16, 2011



Game Profile

Animal Crossing Box Art

Genre Simulation
Developer Nintendo
Players1 - 4
Online1 - 4

Worldwide Releases

na: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Release Jun 09, 2013
jpn: Tobidase Dōbutsu no Mori
Release Nov 08, 2012
RatingAll Ages
eu: Animal Crossing
Release Jun 14, 2013
aus: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Release Jun 15, 2013
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