どうぶつの森 Scoop!

While there’s still no firm release date for the new Animal Crossing, the July 2012 edition of ファミ通ディス+ウイ says it’s slated to arrive in autumn. Exactly when in autumn is still a mystery. It also featured several intriguing pictures. One that piques my interest is that of an adorable little pink alpaca in a shop.

Alpacas in AC3ds? Is she the only one?


Of course, there’s also new furniture in the shot, but I’m more interested in taking the alpaca home with me.

A visit to the city in City Folk included a stop to get your shoes shined so that hopefully they would match your outfit. The magazine shows a shot of our beloved shoe shiner doing very well for himself working in a shoe store and selling all manner of shoes—even boots. Hooray for stomping through the rain!

I will take those little pink numbers please.

While it’s purely speculation on the part of the magazine, the next picture looks suspiciously like a mayor’s office. What I really want to know is what happened to Tortimer whose picture hangs on the wall in the background.

Your aid looks like she’s awaiting orders: “Fetch me some of Brewster’s coffee servant!…I mean…”

The last shot just shows a character waiting at a bus stop. A very different little bus stop from those we’ve seen in City Folk. But, apparently that means the city will be returning. Viva la shopping!

Waiting to go to the city? (And buy some swanky boots?)

While these don’t make up for AC not even being mentioned at E3, I’m happy to see that they’re still excited about the series in Japan. I only hope our wait over in the states isn’t much longer after Autumn. Holiday season 2012 maybe? *crosses fingers*

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