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Platform 3DS Publisher Nintendo Developer Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development Release Date 2013-06-09

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf review: civic duty

New Leaf is part sandbox, part zen garden The domestic core of Animal Crossing: New Leaf hasn't deviated too far from the series' roots. Players will still fill their hours collecting sets of...

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Animal Crossing chief celebrates greater diversity at Nintendo

Aya Kyogoku is one of the most influential women in Japanese gaming. As Animal Crossing: New Leaf director, she is responsible for one of the biggest hits of the last year. She is also that rarity;...

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf director says team diversity, communication core to its success

Her colleague at Nintendo, Animal Crossing producer Katsuya Eguchi, echoed that opinion, saying diversity on the New Leaf team contributed not only to the diversity of content in the game, it...

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf devs to give postmortem talk at GDC 2014

Two lead developers on Animal Crossing: New Leaf will deliver a postmortem lecture at the 2014 Game Developers Conference, the show's organizers announced this week. The hourlong talk will be...

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf trailer invites you home for Christmas

A new trailer for Animal Crossing: New Leaf invites players to take part in once-a-year festivities as winter comes to town. With snow on the ground, players can make snowmen and purchase festive...

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Etsy artist can make your Animal Crossing characters real

Etsy user Edberg Panganiban can turn your Animal Crossing: New Leaf characters into hand-crafted figurines. Panganiban creates 3 1/2-inch tall resin figures in two categories: basic figures with...

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Releases
North America
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 06/09/2013
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development
    • Score 9.0
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