So why did this get mentioned during GOTY?

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#1 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1447 posts) -

It came out in 2012 so am I missing something? Was it released digitally in 2013?

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#2 Edited by dietomaha (220 posts) -

I think that release date is wrong. Pretty sure it came out in...June - July-ish?

*Actually that release date isn't wrong, it's saying that's when the Japanese version came out. Came out in June in the US and Europe.

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#3 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

Because it came out in 2013 and it's delightful.

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#4 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1447 posts) -

yep. your are right. my fault

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#5 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@dietomaha: New Leaf was a mid-2013 release in North America and Europe. Maybe it was a 2012 release in Japan?

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#6 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2928 posts) -

November 8 2012 is the Japanese release date, it came out in the US in June 2013.

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#7 Edited by dietomaha (220 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@dietomaha: New Leaf was a mid-2013 release in North America and Europe. Maybe it was a 2012 release in Japan?

Yep!

Phew, another mystery solved, gang! Now what?

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#8 Posted by Sergio (3541 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@dietomaha: New Leaf was a mid-2013 release in North America and Europe. Maybe it was a 2012 release in Japan?

Yep!

Phew, another mystery solved, gang! Now what?

There's a ghost out at the Johnson's farm causing the milk to curdle.

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#9 Edited by dietomaha (220 posts) -

Zoinks!

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#10 Posted by Humanity (16514 posts) -

Because it came out in 2013 and it's delightful.

Well at least one of those things is true.

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#11 Posted by demontium (5084 posts) -

It came out in 2012 so am I missing something? Was it released digitally in 2013?

Regardless of when it came out, this game is terribly over-hyped. Animal Crossing worked back on the GCN, only because facebook games were not a thing yet. Now with social media games and the phone market, there are plenty of games that are free or close to free that do everything AC: new leaf does and more.

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#12 Posted by BisonHero (10632 posts) -

It's super weird, because New Leaf, more than any other Nintendo game, should have all manner of SpotPass and Internet connectivity, which it does a little bit, but it's really still the same game as all the previous Animal Crossings. I don't think that makes it a bad game, but they probably could've pushed it forward and evolved it much more (see also: many other Nintendo series).

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#13 Edited by Nightriff (7157 posts) -

Released in Japan in 2012, 2013 in NA

It deserved to be talked about more and should've been in the running for top 10, the crew played the hell out of the game.

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#14 Posted by dudeglove (12732 posts) -

If animal crossing was literally the wii u plaza thing, I would buy a wii u thing

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#15 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1447 posts) -

Bought it for my girlfriend as a christmas gift and she is loving it so far. Thanks gang

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#16 Edited by demontium (5084 posts) -
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#17 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@dudeglove: There actually is a Plaza-style Animal Crossing application for the Wii U.

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#18 Posted by dudeglove (12732 posts) -

@hailinel: No tom nook threatening to break my legs, no sale

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#19 Posted by forteexe21 (1425 posts) -

Tom Nook is going to kill you if you say New Leaf is not a good game.

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#20 Posted by mrfluke (5870 posts) -

it also was kinda the game jeff played during july when things went crazy.

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#21 Edited by pyromagnestir (4470 posts) -

If animal crossing was literally the wii u plaza thing, I would buy a wii u thing

Add to that the virtual console purchases being arcade cabinets I could put in my animal crossing home and I'd buy a wii u thing too.

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#22 Posted by noizy (944 posts) -

So, Giantbomb doesn't keep track on release dates per region? That's kinda sad. Wikipedia does.

Is there data there but not surfaced?

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#23 Posted by flasaltine (2456 posts) -

@noizy: It says right at the top that the game has 9 releases and was released first on November 8, 2012.

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#24 Edited by noizy (944 posts) -

@flacracker said:

@noizy: It says right at the top that the game has 9 releases and was released first on November 8, 2012.

Yea. It doesn't track the date of each release on a per region/platform basis, just the first, right? It's not a big deal, but I'm surprised Wikipedia has more granular data than the GB wiki for that kind of stuff.

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#25 Posted by flasaltine (2456 posts) -

@noizy: Click where it says 9 releases, also there is an entire tab for releases on the game page.

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#26 Posted by HeyGuys (566 posts) -

@noizy said:

@flacracker said:

@noizy: It says right at the top that the game has 9 releases and was released first on November 8, 2012.

Yea. It doesn't track the date of each release region/platform, just the first, right?

Click the releases tab or link.

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#27 Edited by noizy (944 posts) -

@flacracker said:

@noizy: Click where it says 9 releases, also there is an entire tab for releases on the game page.

@heyguys said:

Click the releases tab or link.

Awesome. Thanks.

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