A few days ago I received my limited edition Japanese 3DS! I was really excited since Animal Crossing was the main reason why I got a 3DS and I’ve been waiting since they announced the game at E3 in 2010 lol.
The main reason why I decided to get it in Japanese is because I’ve always wanted to get a Japanese 3DS since the console is region locked (WHY NINTENDO ) some games such as Taiko no Tatsujin will never get localised overseas, plus I like how it comes with the game preinstalled. So I decided to give in buy it At first I was worried that my Japanese wasn’t good enough to play it since it’s pretty text heavy, but so far I can understand most of the text kirakira
One of the major differences in this version compared to the older games is that you’re the Mayor! The old mayor has retired onto an island (which you can access later) so now it’s up to you how you want to design your village and how it’s run. You can choose to build community projects such as adding in a camp site, bus shelter, lamp posts and build things like a cafe or police station.
There were 2 main reasons why I was so excited to play this game:
- There’s more ways to customise the way you dress! You can now choose what your character wears in regards to tops, bottoms, dresses, socks, shoes, hats and facial accesories. They’ve also added in the cool feature of sharing clothing via QR Codes, so if you’re to style your character differently you can just go and search up for people’s creations via the web.
- You can play with multiplayer games with friends on the island! The mini games are super fun and last for a few mins (max I’ve seen is 6 mins so far) and by completing games you can win medals and when you earn enough, you can buy things from the island store which looks like a souvenir shop lol.
For those waiting for the English release, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is set to get released in the US and Europe in June! The game is super addictive and really fun to play with friends. I highly recommend getting it if you’re a fan of the previous games.