Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Key events

Animal Crossing welcomes... Hello Kitty

Litter yourself with amiibo cards.

Four years on, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is getting a big update

UPDATE: Headed to Europe soon, Animal Crossing Direct also announced.

Animal Crossing Amiibo cards launch 2nd October

100 to collect, sold in packs of three.

Animal Crossing and Mario Maker Amiibo spotted

Just for AC: Happy Home Designer, or something more?

The best 3DS games

Our picks from the Nintendo handheld's excellent library.

Nintendo is developing smaller, cheaper Amiibo toys and NFC cards

Amiibo-infused Animal Crossing game also being discussed.

Castaway Paradise may be the closest we'll get to Animal Crossing on iPad

UPDATE: Dev has shown game to Nintendo and "everything is fine".

Animal Crossing: New Leaf's development team had an even gender split

And the diversity helped tackle series fatigue.

Nintendo names Zelda: The Wind Waker HD release date

UPDATE: Releasing the same day in North America.

Nintendo launching eShop for smartphones and PC by year's end - report

Take a look at what's in store. UPDATE: Nintendo responds.

Nintendo records quarterly profit despite abysmal Wii U sales

Paltry 160,000 consoles sold worldwide in three months.

FeatureShorting the turnips market

Chris Donlan investigates Animal Crossing's strange spin on Wall Street.

Nintendo blames region-locking on local cultural differences and legal restrictions

"From some people's perspective, it might seem like a kind of restriction."

PodcastAnimal Crossing: New Leaf spoilercast

Chris Donlan and Tom Phillips on Nintendo's new marvel.

UK chart: The Last of Us wins biggest new IP launch since LA Noire

UPDATE: Launch sales were five times higher than the original Uncharted.

Register three of eight Nintendo 3DS games to get another free

Luigi's Mansion 2! Fire Emblem: Awakening! Animal Crossing: New Leaf! More!

Limited edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL bundle spotted in the UK

UPDATE: Nintendo confirms European release.

Animal Crossing 3DS sells 721k in Japanese opening week

Propels 3DS to outsell Vita by margin of 39 to one.

Nintendo pledges not to sell you Animal Crossing 3DS DLC

But "it would be unbelievably profitable," Iwata thinks.

Animal Crossing 3DS has a comedy club and a tropical island

Plus: new co-op games, a megaphone and a campsite.

VideoAnimal Crossing 3DS trailer shown in Japan

Nintendo president walks you through new features.

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem 3DS out first half of 2013

"We are sorry you will have to wait a little longer."

Nintendo to begin making money on each 3DS sold by September 2012

Expects a profit for next financial year.

Nintendo dates 2012 3DS, Wii, DS software line-up

Luigi's Mansion 2! Kid Icarus! Pandora's Tower!

New Animal Crossing 3DS details revealed

Cross-dressing! Fence customisation! Nook has new job!

Latest Animal Crossing 3DS pics

Nook, line and sinker.

VideoAnimal Crossing 3DS footage

Latest trailer from E3.

New Animal Crossing 3DS screens

Nintendo life sim listed for TBA release.

GAME's Ł190 Nintendo 3DS trade-in price

If you trade it in by 25th April.