Today’s Nintendo Direct may have been all about the “Year of Luigi,” but a few non-Luigi games did slip through into the presentation. In particular, details on the release of the new Animal Crossing title were revealed.
Fans of the laid-back, whimsical fantasy life simulator have been waiting years for a new title, but won’t have to wait much longer. Animal Crossing: New Leaf was announced for a June 9 release in the U.S. The 3DS game will feature a myriad of customizable features, including clothes, furniture, and town fixtures. Players will also be able to swim and will become the mayor of their small town.
The new trailer for the game shows off most of these features, but the highlight for Animal Crossing fans is likely to be the game’s new visuals.