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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf falls to its lowest price yet

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Carl Phillips
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Deals
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3DS Games, Amazon, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Leaf falls to its lowest price yet

We know many of you have waiting for this one to hit that magic £20 mark, so now is the time to expand that 3DS games library. It beats the next best offer elsewhere by almost a fiver, which is a significant saving. Perfectly suited to Ninty's handheld thanks to its drop-in, drop-out style of gameplay, the freedom to allow the player to build up the town as they wish to makes it the best and most charming entry in the series... even if it does enslave you to a greedy raccoon, drown you in debt and force you into a life of  menial labour. Thanks to neneromanovagirl @ HUKD!

Be sure to check out our Animal Crossing: New Leaf review for more details.

Find your new happy place in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £22.99

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Casual Games

Find your new happy place in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £22.99

Animal Crossing: New Leaf now only £22.99. Click here to buy! >>

If 2015 is already starting to stress you out, perhaps you ought to find a new happy place. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a great place to begin, a genuinely delightful and exquisite game that will enslave you to a greedy raccoon, drown you in debt and force you into a life of  menial labour... wait, hang on. It does all of those things, but New Leaf is still genuinely adorable and a steal at £22.99 on Amazon (or Toys R Us click and collect). Thanks to Sedifet @ HUKD!

Click here to read our Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review and bookmark our gaming deals stream for more cheap 3DS deals!

Animal Crossing: New Leaf | £25.00 | Amazon | 3DS

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Leaf | £25.00 | Amazon | 3DS

Animal Crossing: New LeafAmazon | £25.00 (save £2.99)
Price Comparison | Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review

Thanks to Eisenhorn @ HUKD!

UK Games Charts | 17th August 2013

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FIFA 13, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, Payday 2, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 17th August 2013

This week's top spot has been nicked and bundled into a getaway van by PayDay 2. Overkill Software's budget heist 'em up may rough as a nail file, but its superb cooperative shenanigans make it a thoroughly worthwhile victor. Elsewhere, the same old faces jostle for position as "Awesome August" rattles on, joined by GTA IV. Since Rockstar's upcoming sequel has been making headlines and inducing uncontrollable drool over these last few weeks, we're hardly surprised.

Tales Of Xillia and Pikmin 3 are both plummeting down the charts after their warm pre-order receptions, tumbling to 29th and 37th place respectively. Nintendo have finally sent us a loan review copy for their adorable strategy game, so expect our overdue verdict soon.

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gets MiiVerse Plaza & Free Game Promotion

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing Plaza, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, eShop, Miiverse, Nintendo, Wii U

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Gets MiiVerse Plaza & Free Game Promotion

We've got two Animal Crossing: New Leaf stories for your perusal courtesy of today's Nintendo Direct presentation. Not only has the sensational 3DS exclusive now spawned a Wii U app that lets you socialise and share with other villagers, but existing players can get a mate a free copy if they register a new 3DS XL.

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The Sunday Seven | How To Make Mad Money & New Friends In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Survival Guide, The Sunday Seven

The Sunday Seven | How To Make Mad Money & New Friends In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a home away from home, a sensational time sink and a phenomenal success the world over. Unfortunately, you'll also have to put in an inordinate amount of work to earn the staggering sums of money required to get anywhere. To this end, we've compiled a list of seven tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of the game; whether it's making bank or making lasting friends.

7: Fruit Farming

The Sunday Seven | How To Make Mad Money & New Friends In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Gathering fruit will likely be one of the key ways to pay off your first home loan, but savvy Animal Crossing players know that money really does grow on trees. Forget your town's native fruit, which sells for next to nothing, because sooner or later you'll be presented with an exotic fruit (by a villager or letter) that sells for around 500 bells a pop. Instead of selling them, grab a shovel and plant them.

Trees don't require watering and grow quickly if you space them out regularly, and you'll quickly be rewarded with your first crop in a couple of days. At which point, it's time to bust out your shovel and axe, massively enlarge your orchard, and cut down all the useless pine trees to replace with tasty fruit-bearing alternatives. Within a week, you'll be able to make 1500 Bells per tree, and continue to expand your earnings exponentially by turning barren ground into money in your pocket, and fruit-less trees into fruitful Bell mines. Remember that you can stack up to nine identical fruit in a single inventory space!

Not only will you create a self-sustaining source of regular income, but your citizens will also be immensely grateful for all the new greenery, which will be reflected in the satisfaction survey. Thanks much!

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Win Swag In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Competitions, Nintendo

Win Swag In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo have finally cottoned onto the fact that people have been filling up their social network feeds with proud displays of flamboyant interior design courtesy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and they're looking for even more via a new series of competitions that could see UK-based Animal Crossing owners win swag.

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3DS Software Sales Bump Up Nintendo Shares

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo, Share prices, Wii U, WOOOOO!!

3DS Software Sales Bump Up Nintendo Shares

Nintendo In Good News Shocker!

Nintendo share prices are up 4% to their highest point in almost two years. The share prices jumped up to 14,050 yen, which has is the highest close since July 2011.

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UK Games Charts | 20th July 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros., Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, Sales, The Last Of Us, UK Games Charts, UK retail

That 3DS lovin' is still going strong this week, but Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is back up in second place, with The Last of Us yet again sitting pretty at the very top. Dynasty Warriors 8 makes a good début showing, coming in at #5, and Max Payne 3 jumps nearly twenty places back up into the top ten.

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UK Games Charts | 13th July 2013

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros., The Last Of Us, UK Games Charts, UK retail

Though The Last Of Us is still selling at a phenomenal rate, it appears that 3DS owners are enjoying the good weather to get out and play games on the go. Animal Crossing: New Leaf and newcomer Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros have secured second and third place respectively, edging out the likes of FIFA 13, Minecraft and the usual suspects.

Polarising tie-in Aliens: Colonial Marines has also made a surprising resurgence in tenth position.

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Half Time | Top Ten Games of 2013 So Far

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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2013 Half Time, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Best Games of 2013 So Far, Bioshock Infinite, Democracy, The Last Of Us, Tomb Raider

Half Time | Top Ten Games of 2013 So Far

Three cheers for democracy! We'll be revealing our ow, individual, personal shouts for the best games of the year thus far enext week, along with a few other roundtable pieces reflecting on 2013: Part One, but today we thought we'd put our heads together to come up with a fair and reasoned list to determine a top ten of sorts using an intricate voting system that ensured every nomination was counted and ranked fairly.

So here it is, the Dealspwn Top Ten Games of 2013 So Far. Everyone's top shout was different, and the top of the table was excruciatingly close. Anyway, enough babbling, check it out for yourselves, and let us know if we missed anything!

Honourable Mentions -- Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, Antichamber, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guacamelee, Luigi's Mansion: New Moon, Sanctum 2, Persona 4: the Golden

10. State of Decay

Half Time | Top Ten Games of 2013 So Far

What we said: We've over-used the phrase "rough diamond" in years past, but now we have a new definition of the term. State Of Decay delivers one of the most authentic, compelling and enjoyable zombie experiences of recent years, and all for an eminently affordable budget price. Indeed, you'll completely forget that we're all supposed to be bored of zombies by now. Outstanding.

9. Battleblock Theatre

Half Time | Top Ten Games of 2013 So Far

What we say: The Behemoth are back with a typically technically brilliant title. They've nailed the SHMUP and beat 'em up genres wwith Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers, and BattleBlock Theater is a fantastic run at old-school platform. Brimming with personality, and tremendous fun whether in solo or co-op modes, Battleblock is fantastically bonkers and ludicrously enjoyable. 

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Game of the Month | June 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Company of Heroes 2, Game of the Month, Gunpoint, State Of Decay, The Last Of Us

Game of the Month | June 2013

It's been a month where the phrase 'quality over quantity' has proven particularly pertinent, especially on consoles. PC titles such as the fantastic Gunpoint and the impressive (if not exactly revolutionary) Company of Heroes 2 put their noses to the window of this month's list of the best, but could only muster honourable mentions.

Indeed, June has been mostly characterised by zombies and XBLA, by the PS3 and Naughty Dog, and by catching fish for that lazy anteater you have living next to you on the 3DS.

Runners-Up

Game of the Month | June 2013

State of Decay - The patch is out, but in all honesty State of Decay would have made the list even in its rather buggy and broken state. We're not excusing releasing barely complete glorified betas, but this was something different, something a bit special: a game that allowed us to live out our own version of The Walking Dead, our own stories of community survival in an ever-changing open world with dynamically-generated missions and horrors. You were confronted with choices, forced to make hard decisions instead of simply watching them, and then made to actively deal with the consequences. Fantastic. - 8/10

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UK Games Charts | 29th June 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Company of Heroes 2, Deadpool, FIFA 13, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, The Last Of Us, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 29th June 2013

At first glance, you might be forgiven for thinking that nothing has changed. The Last Of Us still rides high in pole position, having garnered some spectacular reviews, while familiar suspects like FIFA 13, Tomb Raider, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Assassin's Creed III still jostle for our attention.

However, just because it's summer doesn't mean that games aren't still coming out. New entries this week include the retail version of Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, which barnstorms into a worthy second place, while Deadpool's hilarious tie-in debuts at sixth. Look out for our full review later today. Elsewhere, the excellent Company Of Heroes 2 makes an impressive entry at 10th considering that digital downloads aren't fully factored in, though it still can't quite stack up to yet another Sims 3 expansion.

As always, hit the jump for the UK top ten and links galore.

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UK Games Charts | 22nd June 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Sales, The Last Of Us, UK Games Charts, UK retail

The Last of Us and Animal Crossing: New Leaf still hold sway at the top of the UK charts this week. But Max Payne 3 makes a resurgent comeback, rising up from beyond the top 40 to nab a top five spot.

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Reggie Shows Off His Animal Crossing: New Leaf House

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aime

Sleeps in a bed of his own face

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is wonderful. It's like distilled whimsy for your 3DS, even Nintendo execs are playing it, probably as a form of stress-relief therapy to ignore the fact that they've sold a horrible amount of Wii Us.

But it makes for good promotional videos such as this one. Here we have Nintendo of American president, Reggie Fils-Aime, showing off his virtual crib. It's pretty awesome, aside from the bedsheets with his own face on them. That's just creepy.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review | Welcome, Mr. Mayor

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Reviews
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review | Welcome, Mr. Mayor

Platforms: 3DS

Developers: Nintendo

Publishers: Nintendo

Nintendo really did release this at the most perfect time. Days after reeling from the gloomy, brutal brilliance at the heart of The Last of Us, stuck in the doldrums of man flu, Animal Crossing: New Leaf has invaded my life bringing with it bright pastel colours, awfully dressed penguins, and an idyllic life so utterly charming that I cannot fail to smile every time I prise open my 3DS.

This is, as the Animal Crossing series always has been, pure, joyous escapism.

In many ways New Leaf is yet further refinement of the original's template. That's the thing with perfection: how the hell do you go about bettering it? Well, you don't, not really. Players will still find themselves browsing for furniture bargain, scavenging whatever fruits and shells and bugs and insects and fish can be scrounged to trade for Bells to pay off their obscene mortgage. You'll decorate your house, build a new wardrobe and stuff it with ridiculous clothes, you'll plant all sorts of flowers and trees, and spend your days nattering with a bunch of anthropomorphic animals. And writing them letters.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review | Welcome, Mr. Mayor

Unlike other games of life, though, Animal Crossing: New Leaf cares not for the little fundamentals. You don't have to worry about getting hungry or ensuring you sleep at least eight hours a night. It's a terribly languid game, presenting a world free of cynicism, judgement, and conflict.

But while previous series entries were a little self-centred -- that is to say you only really had any responsibility to yourself and your house -- New Leaf has you stepping into the mayor's mantle as soon as you get off of the train to whatever you named your new town. Like never before, every little action has a little more meaning as you set about shaping the future of your budding hamlet. Instead of always being on the make (in the best possible way), as you could potentially view previous Animal Crossing titles, you'll find yourself going to extraordinary lengths to service the needs of your neighbours.

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UK Games Charts | 15th June 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf, GRID 2, Sales, The Last Of Us, UK Games Charts, UK retail

All change at the top please! Yes, that's right, there's a new sheriff in town. Naughty Dog's The Last of Us has stormed away to becoming the third-best-selling game of 2013 thus far, taking the top spot in the UK charts this week. Animal Crossing: New Leaf comes it second, once again displaying just how much of a powerhoue console the 3DS has become. Seriously, buy one immediately.

Remember Me falls 17 places to #20;  Injustice bounces back into the top ten, riding the wave of DLC; and for some inexplicable reason Warfighter creep back into the top 40.

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Launch Trailer Prepares Us For Mayorship

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo, trailer

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Launch Trailer Prepares Us For Mayorship

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is out next week Stateside and getting rave reviews across the board. The charming 3DS exclusive packs even more addictive virtual shenanigans than its predecessors, making you the mayor of a town stuffed full of whimsical anthropomorphic inhabitants. Just watch this new trailer and revel in all the escapism.

Cards on the table: I am so ready for a new Animal Crossing. We'll have a full review for you in due course.

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