Nintendo 3DS XL Special Edition - Includes Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The luxury Nintendo 3DS model, featuring a larger design and Nintendo's biggest portable screen yet in a limited edition Animal Crossing: New Leaf design and pre-installed Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

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£249.99

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Release Date: 14 June 2013

Titles rated 7+ have been assessed to be suitable for gamers above the age of 7. May contain occasional violence to non-realistic fantasy characters, pictures or sounds likely to be scary or frightening to young children, and nudity in a non-sexual context.

Please note that Nintendo 3DS XL consoles do not come with a charger as standard.

All licensed Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL and Nintendo 3DS chargers are compatible with your Nintendo 3DS XL. If you don't already have one of these chargers, don't forget to add one to your basket.

Media

Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS - Animal Crossing: New Leaf Launch Trailer

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, no day is the same as the last and there's more to do than you could possibly imagine!

Why I Love Animal Crossing: New Leaf (with Jorgie Porter)

Jorgie Porter reveals the personal reasons she loves Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Discover adventure in Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo 3DS)

You’ll be able to enjoy some familiar features from more recent titles!

Tech Specs

All you need to know about your new 3DS XL console

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Details

  • Upper Screen - The stereoscopic upper screen allows you to experience widescreen 3D graphics with no glasses required. The screen is capable of displaying up to 16.7 million colours. The 4.88 inch screen (106.2mm wide x 63.72mm high) has a pixel resolution of 800 x 240, which makes a 3D display of 400 x 240 pixels per eye possible.
  • Lower Screen - The 4.18 inch (84.96mm x 63.72mm) lower LCD Touch Screen is capable of displaying 16.7 million colours, and has a pixel resolution of 320 x 240.
  • Size (when closed) - the Nintendo 3DS XL measures 156 mm x 93 mm, and has a height of 22mm.
  • Weight - Approx. 336g (including battery pack, stylus and SDHC Card).
  • Backwards Compatibility - As well as being able to enjoy all the software developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system, you will also be able to play Nintendo DS games in 2D.
  • Stylus - The Nintendo 3DS XL comes with its own special stylus, measuring 96mm in length.
  • Power Supply - The Nintendo 3DS XL can be powered via the AC adapter, sold separately, or the Nintendo 3DS XL battery pack.
  • Battery Life - Playing Nintendo 3DS Software - Approx. 3.5 - 6.5 hours - Playing Nintendo DS Software - Approx. 6 - 10 hours - Battery life will vary depending on screen brightness settings. - The battery life given here is approximate, and will vary depending on usage.
  • Charge Time - Approximately 3.5 hours.

Contents

  • Limited Edition Animal Crossing Nintendo 3DS handheld
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf (Pre-Installed)
  • Nintendo 3DS XL stylus
  • SDHC Memory Card (4GB)
  • 6 x AR Cards

About the Game

Available today to buy and download, Animal Crossing: New Leaf arrives on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL and is more fun than ever.

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It’s never easy moving to a new town. There are new friends to meet and new places to explore… but it’s even trickier when you happen to be the mayor! When you play Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, you’ll be challenged to set up home in a new town shaped entirely by you!

The game uses the same popular freeform gameplay from previous Animal Crossing games, which allows you to freely explore your territory without restriction. There are no specific goals to achieve, nor is there any story to follow. In fact, there isn’t even an ending! Instead, you’ll be challenged to simply enjoy yourself by getting to know your town and watching it grow and flourish on a day-to-day basis in real time!

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Available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop, Animal Crossing: New Leaf sees you crowned mayor as a result of a bit of an accident. When you arrive, Isabelle the town clerk will reveal that you’ve been given the post and from there you can do whatever you please! Use your powers as the mayor to shape the town however you wish, whether this means building bridges, creating public works projects or laying down laws (or ordinances as they are known). With all this freedom, you could soon have the home and town of your dreams!

But when you buy Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you needn’t expect to be limited by land. If you find you need a break, why not take a boat ride with Kapp’n to go and explore the nearby island? Here you’ll discover a whole new side to the game, with all sorts of tropical fruits, fish and insects to enjoy. As if that wasn’t enough, there are tours and minigames to play either alone, with friends or online with others. You can then trade in any of the medals you’ve earned from the games for souvenirs to take home.

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If you’re the type who likes to express yourself, you can do so with new clothes. Pick up shoes, skirts, trousers, tops, hats and even masks at stores like the Able Sisters or the Shoe Shank where all these things are available to buy. Animal Crossing: New Leaf also lets you improve your home with renovations, create exhibits for the local museum, go shopping on the Main Street, take in a concert or head to Club 101. There’s so much to do in fact, you’ll need to remember you have a town to run too!

Enjoy Animal Crossing: New Leaf alone or with others, as up to four friends, family and even strangers can meet up in the game on a single Game Card when playing at different times, allowing you to share some of your experiences. You can also get together simultaneously with those who buy or download Animal Crossing: New Leaf for themselves either online or via Local Play. This means you can visit the island together, take on the many minigames or just hang around together wherever you like! Use StreetPass to share your home with visitors or head to the Happy Home Exhibition where you can check out what others have done with their pads. You can even travel to other people's towns online as you sleep when using the Dream Suite.

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Product Details

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  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Release Date: 14/06/2013
  • Category: Simulation
  • Multiplayer Mode: Simultaneous
  • Players: 1
  • Age Rating: 3 and over
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Specifications

How does this console measure up against the rest?

Nintendo DS Consoles
Nintendo DS Console Matrix
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Plays Nintendo 3DS games
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yes
Plays Nintendo DS games
yes
yes
yes
Plays Nintendo 3DS games in stereoscopic 3D
no
yes
yes
Plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D
yes
yes
yes
Features clamshell closing mechanism
no
yes
yes
Supports online gaming
yes
yes
yes
Connects to Nintendo eShop
yes
yes
yes
Packaged with power adapter
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yes
no
Features in-built 3D camera
yes
yes
yes
Includes SD memory card 2gb 2gb 4gb
Screen size 3.53" 3.53" 4.88"
Dimensions 0.79" x 5.66" x 5.00" 5.3" x 2.9" x 0.87" 6.1" x 3.7" x 0.87"
Weight 9.17 oz 8.3 oz 11.9 oz

Nintendo 3DS XL Special Edition - Includes Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Free Delivery

£249.99

Sold Out

Release Date: 14 June 2013

Titles rated 7+ have been assessed to be suitable for gamers above the age of 7. May contain occasional violence to non-realistic fantasy characters, pictures or sounds likely to be scary or frightening to young children, and nudity in a non-sexual context.

Please note that Nintendo 3DS XL consoles do not come with a charger as standard.

All licensed Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL and Nintendo 3DS chargers are compatible with your Nintendo 3DS XL. If you don't already have one of these chargers, don't forget to add one to your basket.

Nintendo 3DS XL Special Edition - Includes Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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