As you probably know, Animal Crossing: New Leaf comes out in America on June 9th, in Europe on June 14th, and in Australia on June 15th. However, Nintendo has graciously provided me with an advance copy of the game so that I can start blogging about the game now. I’ll be updating this blog pretty much every day, so bookmark this page and come back to see what’s going on in my New Leaf town. But enough of that. Let’s get started!
I loaded up the game and found myself on a train, much like how the GameCube game began. Rover sat down and started talking to me and I decided that my town is going to be named Forest once again. I was actually planning on using a different town name this time, but I changed my mind at the last minute. Forest is the name I’ve been using since 2002 and it’s almost a personal trademark of mine. Rover let me choose from four town layouts, and I picked the one I liked best. The train then pulls into Forest and everybody there welcomes me.
The villagers there are Rory, Harry, and…Yuka? Her again? She lived in my main GameCube town for years, before moving to my other GameCube town. I also had her in my City Folk town for a while. Seems that I can never escape her for very long! Isabelle, the dog who first greeted me, tries to tell me that I’m the new mayor!
Yuka just had to go and point out the obvious. It’s because I’m tall, isn’t it?
After a short walk to town hall, Isabelle remembered that she can’t fill out the paperwork making me mayor until I have an address. And as of right now, I’m actually homeless.
So I had to go to Nook Homes to find a place to live. I chose a spot close to a pond and Re-Tail, and not far from the train tracks and shopping. This is my town map:
Tom Nook marked off the area where my house will be, but I had no place to sleep! So Tom put up a tent for me.
Now that I had a place to live, Isabelle was able to wrap up her paperwork and told me about a ceremony at the event plaza. We headed there and I planted the town sapling and officially became mayor of Forest! Hooray!
Unfortunately, I noticed Gabi was one of my villagers. She was a starting villager in my City Folk town too, and my friends and I never cared for her. We had to chase her out of town. I hate to say it, but I really don’t care for my starting villagers overall, although Aurora is pretty cool.
With the ceremony completed, I was free to explore. It’s nice not having to work for Tom Nook this time. I took a nice walk on the beach. I looked at the stars and how they shine…
Then I stopped in the Re-Tail store and saw Timmy there.
Next, I went up to the museum. The exterior was looking mighty fine tonight.
On the inside, Blathers was as wordy as ever.
And I noticed the aquarium has seats, so you can sit and relax as the fish swim by. Well, eventually it will have fish in it, but now it’s just a really big bowl of water.
I then checked out some stores, including Nookling Junction, where I met the other Nooklet, Tommy.
He sells fortune cookies for two play coins. “When you eat it, a lucky ticket comes out.” Wait…it comes out of where?? Oh, out of the cookie.
After this, my 3DS battery was flashing red and the battery was about to die. So I saved and quit my game for the day. Check back tomorrow for more!
UPDATE: I started up the game again later and got an anonymous letter from the person who was really supposed to be the mayor. So it is a mistake. Interesting.
UPDATE #2: Here’s a video showing some of this day’s events:
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