Control Your Town As Mayor In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

During this morning's Nintendo Direct, NOA announced that the long-awaited 3DS version of everyone's favorite cutesy town-building sim Animal Crossing will be subtitled New Leaf. Now I now most of you are probably expecting me to make some joke about Nintendo turning over a new leaf with the franchise, but I'll spare you.

As one might expect, the game boasts a slew of new customization options, allowing players to really take ownership of their towns. In addition, Animal Crossing: New Leaf puts you in the role of mayor. Will you use your power for the good of the town or abuse it to serve your own crooked desires? I think we all know what Daniel Bischoff plans to do...

We still don't have a firm release date, but you can expect it sometime during the first half of next year. So... who's planning to pre-order?