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Animal Crossing: Jump Out has deeper StreetPass integration, more design options

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New Animal Crossing: Jump Out information was revealed during a Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation this morning, including in-game StreetPass features and many more choices when it comes to activities in town, according to GoNintendo.

Once you've collected a few StreetPasses from other Jump Out players, you'll be able to view their homes and trade in-game items with them. And as mayor, you can use your office to choose what you put in the town and where you put it. You can redesign your house with the help of store owner Tom Nook, as well as design custom items to be sold later on.

Watch a new gameplay video above, and then look below for the full gameplay details, courtesy of GoNintendo. Animal Crossing: Jump Out launches in Japan on Nov. 8, and will be available stateside in March 2013.

  • some characters might set up a tent and camp outside
  • visit the recycle shop for various materials
  • help out your in-game friends with purchasing decisions
  • use your office (as mayor) to make decisions on putting things in town
  • you pick a location for construction to begin on the items you plan on adding
  • megaphone is a new item which lets you gather people
  • shoe store offers up boots/shoes for sale
  • museum store allows you to make custom-made signs
  • Tom Nook can help you make design changes to your house
  • capture and sell your own critters
  • Dr. Shrunk returns at the club
  • you can now have many more emotions, all of them will be saved
  • design/sell your own items, which can eventually change during the process
  • much larger selection of colors this time around when designing
  • view the homes of people you StreetPass
  • trade items with StreetPass as well
  • take picture via photobooth, bottom screen displays the picture you'll take
  • visit a massage parlor that helps to relax you and put you into a dream stage
  • ability to explore the town of someone else
  • early morning music is calm, dawn the music is more upbeat, afternoon is more pleasant-sounding music, nighttime the music has more base, late night music gets mysterious
  • KK Slider takes on the role of a DJ at the club, as well as his regular guitar gig
  • expect a much greater number of KK songs this time around
  • explore a town alongside other people
  • travel via boat to an island and enjoy a song at the same time
  • grab items from the bottom of the sea
  • collect rare bugs as well
  • mini-games and various stores when you visit the island by boat
  • Tortimer is the host of mini-games and wears a tropical shirt
  • one mini-game has you trying to navigate a maze to collect a certain item

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