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17/05/2013 FGTV: Animal Crossing New Leaf Preview
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Animal Crossing New Leaf is the next big first party title to expand the 3DS lineup. It promises the usual unique joys of the series while at the same time expanding game play in new directions.

That's not all! This time round we get to play the Mayor. It's a simple change but one that opens the door to all sorts of city management functionality. More than this though it adds a through-line to the game play and story. Having this clear role in your town answers some critiques of the series who bemoan the overly open play-style.

Either way, those who will get most out of Animal Crossing New Leaf will be players willing to embrace the intricacies of its world that practically buzzes with life (literally on sunny evenings when the insects come out to play). Here's what my family made of starting to play it:

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Animal Crossing New Leaf is the next big first party title to expand the 3DS lineup. It promises the usual unique joys of the series while at the same time expanding game play in new directions.

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