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Nintendo of Korea has just announced that Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be releasing in the country on Feburary 7th. Furthermore, South Korea will also be receiving the special edition Animal Crossing 3DS LL system bundle on Feburary 7th.

Honestly, this is pretty insulting to the rest of the world with no sign of the game coming any time before April in North America and Europe. Discuss away in the comments below!

(via Nintendo KR)

  • dnaproductions4378

    WHAT THE F★★★ NINTENDO!

    • Yuki

      lol IKR

      • Sabrina

        Cuzz, we know how u feel

        • Pelly

          haha cooomeeee ooon ninttteeeenndddoo

  • David

    Well I’m losing a lot of respect for Nintendo and frankly this blatant exclusion of information for us devoted fans really makes me question why I still support Nintendo.

    • Jessica

      Well said, David!!! You took the words right out of my mouth and I couldn’t agree more. I’m absolutely beside myself. They haven’t said A WORD about the US release of this game in MONTHS!!! The US Nintendo Direct in December made me so angry. We don’t even have an official release date yet!!! It’s absurd!!! They can’t even say that it’s the “localization process” either because the “Pokemon Direct” that was aired yesterday pretty much told us that they have found a way to speed up localization. I think what we have here is a classic numbers game. Nintendo’s Fiscal Year begins April 1st and ends the following March 31st. At this point I think the US will either see it in early March so Nintendo can close out their year with higher than anticipated figures OR we won’t see it until we’ll after April 1st when Nintendo’s Fiscal Year resets. It is seriously so aggravating!!!!!

      • Jessica

        we’ll after= well after (auto correct)

        • Amy

          You’s are lucky! Europe won’t be getting it until the 2nd quarter of 2013 i.e. May time. The us will get it before Europe. I wish it would hurry up. It’s just getting beyond a joke :(

          • Sabrina

            We don’t know for sure yet!

      • Yuki

        yea i guess they problely think tht the game wont sell tht much which tht makes me mad Animal Crossing is a good game and it will sell well nintendo :/

  • Mike Honcho

    Hi I’m going to complain more.

    • Pelly

      Haha

  • Matt

    I’m totally frustrated, but I know I really have no place to complain.

    Seriously, though, Nintendo knows what they’re sitting on. What’s the deal?

    • Amanda

      This is so bogus. I’m getting real tired of the bullshit.

    • Yuki

      i agree like i understand it will take time but it like they arent even tryin

      • Pelly

        Probably some scheme for getting more sales and catcchiing $$

  • Amber

    You have got to be kidding me!!! They didn’t get Animal Crossing City Folk till 2010 which is crazy,but to get it before America is ridiculous!

    • Yuki

      IT SUCKS i love Animal Crossing when i heard about in 2010 i was really happy i hope it comes out soon but :/ nintendo us is like tryin but not quickly enough i dont want them to rush but man

  • Daniel

    Unbelievable Nintendo…

  • KIO

    Let’s just all be a little patient. Nintendo will eventually release it but it might take until….March. So it is a little wait, right?
    I also have heard that we will get it by the middle of Feburary or March. Don’t quote me on this though…

  • KIO

    And besides, April isn’t that far away. Time flies fast

    • Paige

      You’re right there, i think america will get it before us (europe) but only about a month… i think america in march and europe in april. I’m sure we can all wait 2 months :)

  • KIO

    Just know that it will come out. Nintendo is NOT against us.

  • TheBigJC7777777

    Oh boy, jealousy struck hard on certain people. When you consider that there are actual reasons why this happened, you’ll find yourself saying: “Why I didn’t thought of that before?”.

    I understand that we were waiting for this long, but it seems that localizing the game to South Korea is apparently easier and faster (while their timing is usually a bit off in the past) than in Europe and North America. The latter two have multiple languages and some changes to be taken into consideration, so that must be why it takes longer for the game to release in these regions.

    I guess the localization process in other regions didn’t started until at certain point during the final stages of development of ACNL. The development itself took like two years and a few months to be done since E3 2010 quietly revealed it.

    There, you got reasons why the game took so long to get it released in English-speaking countries. To sum it up, the localization teams seemed to have started tackling ACNL around the final stages of the game upon the Japanese release. That was an interesting case, eh?

    • KIO

      It might be coming out in March or mid Feburary for NA

    • Yuki

      Animal Crossing is so good it kinda hard too wait man :/ i agree with u but people really want this game but People plz dont keep on complaining it not like Nintendo USA going to read the complains

    • KIO

      Did u say I am a guy? I am a girl….lol. It is fine

    • Phyllis

      Lol it’s not jealousy it’s lack of patience

  • Jelly

    I suppose it’s annoying and all that Korea appears to be getting it earlier than the rest of us. The thing that annoys me most, however, is that there is still no mention of an actual release date for the US and Europe. Sure, telling us that we’re getting it in the first half or the second quarter of the year is all well and good. But I would like an actual date, please, Nintendo. Especially now that Korea’s got one.

  • Amber

    I totally agree Jelly. I just want a release date for US & Europe. That’s it just a date.

    • Yuki

      lol yea me too

  • Jonathan

    Wow. Just, wow ..

  • mdofdarkheart

    This is starting to piss me off.
    Korea is getting it before the USA?
    What the heck Nintendo of America? I can just see thier converstions.
    ” The American fans will be mad about New Leaf being out in Korea in February.”
    “Oh we will just put out information on Pokemon X/Y. That’ll distract the american Animal Crossing fans.”
    Guess what Nintendo! No, it won’t!
    It’ll just make us ticked off more!

  • Brendan

    I mean, I want New Leaf just as much as the next person, but guys: It’s just a game. It’s literally just a game.

    • Haley

      No it’s not. It’s a way of life. Literally.

      • Paige

        haha:)

      • Yuki

        true dat XD

      • Scruffy1203

        Lol ikr.

    • Amanda

      This guy is funny. It’s not just a game.

  • TheEms55

    Well I can piss and moan all I want, but that isn’t bringing the game here sooner. Just gotta *sniff* wait. it. out. *sniff*

  • Tom Nook

    I’m mad about it toohuys, but being pissed off doesn’t make the game come faster. It might take a long time to make the game in english, but I’m sure it’s coming. I think it’s coming around march or april.

  • skuzzie

    I want to die.

  • Ryan

    I’m….i dont even know like this is just getting flat out stupid…. Animal Crossing may not be a HUGE franchise like pokemon or Mario but its still pretty popular! So why has there still been no release date in America? I’m about to start sending complaints every week I don’t hear about the game.

  • Matt

    Oh no, a release date for a country that I don’t live in! How will I ever go for two to three months without this game? Please, just grow up for once. This is a clue that the release date is coming soon for you guys. Stop acting as if your country is so superior to others that you need it for yours first. I swear, I don’t mean to sound arrogant, but this community is one of the most impatient and immature that I’ve ever seen.

    • KW

      This. This so hard.

    • Sass

      Then go somewhere else Matt if you don’t like it and stop being a giant asshole with your sarcastic bullshit

      • Dom

        I’m pretty sure the real assholes here are the immature (and borderline racist) pricks in here assuming that the Great and Wonderful United States of America surely must have this game before lowly, unimportant South Korea. Makes me ashamed of my fellow Americans.

        • Bloody Morons

          I think most of the people are just pouty because NA doesn’t have a set release date like ‘everyone else’. And to be fair, people have been drooling over this game for quite a while now. Can we stop whining about whiny people to be popular now?

  • NintendoLperZDude

    I know that this is ridiculous, but I don’t think complaining will help get it here any faster.. Just be patient, and the game will be here before we know it. Besides when it does release we’ll have more fun if it comes out closer to the end of the school year rather than sometime in March, or whatever, since we’d have to focus on our towns, and school. xD I would rather have the game come out sometime in April, May, or June, so I don’t have to wait that long to play it nonstop during Summer vacation, rather than have it in February, or March, since I for one will be too distracted to even concentrate on my school work. :P I’m not saying that deep down I don’t want it right now, but what I’m saying is, to be patient..

    As for the sped up localization, they’re probably just testing out to see how well the sped up localization will be with Pokemon, before applying that practice to any other games.. Think about it, if it’s the first time for them, they would rather do it with a franchise that’s close to popularity with Mario, rather than a franchise that isn’t. If the two new Pokemon games sell well, then there will probably be a faster localization with future Animal Crossing releases. I do hope this is one of the last times we’ll have to wait a while for a game to be localized, and translated.

    • NintendoLperZDude

      You also have to remember that, Korea got Animal Crossing: City Folk in 2010, meaning they HAD to wait a longer time to get it than anybody else. Just let him have this one, and stop complaining.. No country is better than another just because you happen to be there. If you guys continue complaining, and being little bitches, then I guess the entire community on New Leaf will be a bunch of people who will be mean to other countries who don’t have the game.

      I don’t want to hear people who get it in American (I for one included) to make fun of other countries who have to wait for it.. For example if the game comes out March 17 in America, but Europe gets it two weeks later.. it would make me sick if people went around bitching. JUST GROW UP! OR ARE ALL OF YOU JUST IMMATURE LITTLE BRATS WHO DON’T KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE AND BE PATIENT?

      • Aren

        Maybe you’re forgetting that after the first Animal Crossing game the Animal Crossing games have been released at the same time in major locations AND that the announcement for Animal Crossing New Leaf was back in 2010. We’re allowed to complain about this.

        • NintendoLperZDude

          Perhaps, but I just see no real point in it, since it’s not going to change anything. I doubt Nintendo is looking through all of the hate comments, and saying, “Oh, they’re being little three year olds.. time to make them wait like hell for this game.” I bet they will release it when they think it’ll be better for their profits, and not whenever we the fans want it. As bad as it sounds, that’s life.

          • Mike Honcho

            Reading the comments on this blog make me want to slit my wrists. But you sir, are a shining light in this cesspool of “waaaah i want gaem”.

    • Nintendo of America.!

      please leave the blog. stop being a bully. people like you is the reason for suffering in the world. no one said america was better, you misunderstand,and half of the stuff you said is the signs of a bully. you call someone imature in fact the imatture one is you.

      so please do the world a favur and at least act like a adult and become a good person.

      you actracted more bees with honey than vinager.

      life is wha you make it.(so we all know who to blame for life feeling like hell it is you)

      • NintendoLperZDude

        I am not immature, and yes I am being an adult.

        I was only trying to reason with the people who are upset due to the lack of a proper announcement of a North American release.

        I never said that American is better. I’m only trying to prevent people from saying it further, and I’m NOT the reason why life is unbearable. Hell, for me it is bearable, and I don’t really care if the game is released this month, next month, or the month after that (or any month..) If you think I was being a bully, then you calling me a bully can be taken and re-directed at you.

        You are probably only insulting me to feel better about yourself.

        Regardless of what you thought I said here is what I was saying in short: the people on this blog should just stop complaining about the fact that Nintendo of America never gave us a solid release date, and the fact that Nintendo of Korea (or South Korea.. not sure how to put it..) gave them a release date first. I for one don’t really care who, or what country, gets a release date first.

        Think about what you’re saying, and if anything, read the other posts first, and then respond to the one that you don’t understand.

        Also don’t make grand generalizations about people, who you don’t know. I’m actually a nice person, who cares about others. I don’t hate, or have hate towards someone just because they are from a different country, or part of the world.. no, I actually adore the Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, British, etc… If I was the reason behind why life is terrible, then why would I have friends who live in Britain, or Mexico, or any other part of the world? I probably wouldn’t, because I would be too caught up in thinking, “America is great, and the best country.” I know there are things wrong with America, and there are things wrong with every country.

        You obviously don’t know me, and I would advice you to be quiet, before you end up looking like a fool for calling someone else a bully.

        Sincerely,
        Z-Dude

        P.S. About the part that was in all caps, I was not directing that to anybody in particular, I was just trying to make a point. I think everyone should be patient, and not whine, or complain. I’m also against sending Nintendo of whatever country hate E-Mails, just because they are taking their time with the game.

        • Jessica

          ZDude – Here’s the deal. This is a blog where people can post their opinions. I’m 28 years old so let me tell you that there will be times in your life where you’re not going to agree with everything that everyone says. During those times, it is wise for you to RESPECTFULLY state your opinion and agree to disagree. Coming on here calling people “brats” and telling others to “grow up” is rude and unnecessary. I can tell your young based on your comment about wanting to wait until school vacation but you definitely need to learn how to treat and speak to people respectfully. I don’t need to know you personally to see that. I find your initial post insulting and childish. We’re all here to get info about a game that we all enjoy and state out opinions about everything. I’m sorry that you seem to disagree with most of the comments on here… I don’t agree with 100% of them either but people are entitled to post them and not be attacked. It’s unfortunate too because I’ve seen your AC YouTube videos and held you in rather high regard until now.

          • NintendoLperZDude

            I don’t mean to attack anybody. I just hate it when people complain for the sake of complaining. But if you want to me to stop, then this is the last comment. I am grown up enough to know when people just don’t understand. I know there’s a time to stop complaining, and this is apparently it.

      • Bloody Morons

        “Oh god, somebody made a long comment! He is ruining life as I know it! I must respond and spell as many things wrong as I can!”

      • Bloop

        Is your shift key working?

    • Jonathan

      ^ True :D

  • Aren

    At this point I’m believing that Nintendo gave us a false release date. They meant Q1/2 of 2014. Nintendo got their release plans mixed up, Animal Crossing is the game that gets released at the same time and Pokemon is the game we all wait on and be angry at you.

    • Jessica

      ^^^ Haha! That was funny, Aren!!!!

  • Kuro

    I’m surprised that no one is complaining that south Korea is getting the AC 3ds LL before America and Europe. I would love to own that 3ds, but if it doesn’t come over then I would be happy with the pikachu one.

    • Amanda

      ;___; shhh, don’t rub it in and make it worse.

      • Kuro

        Than write an email to nintendo of America.

  • Chaos

    Wow, so many people saying stupid things because a video game is coming out somewhere else first. Big deal. No reason to be so rude about Nintendo. Be happy they are even releasing this game. There are so many games that are Japan-exclusive that are fantastic but you don’t see me belittling the company because they won’t spend the resources to bring it to the rest of the world.

    Grow up, people. It will come out eventually.

    • NintendoLperZDude

      I completely agree with you. Nintendo will probably release when they see it’ll do best in the market. They want to make the most money with their games, so if they think March is the best time, then they’ll release it then. I don’t think people should just look at this as a bad thing, in fact this could be a positive thing, since they’re probably getting close to localizing it.

  • Mia the Starr

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!????!!!!

  • KIO

    Just think of playing the game. It will come out eventually. Just be patient

    • Maddie J.

      Mhmm :)

  • Yuki

    DANG SO MUCH SPAM OMG Anyway guys plz dont complain it not like Anyone from Nintendo cares they care bout money only and it hurts me tht now it seem they dont even try like COME ON JUST A DATE PLZZZZZZZZ it tht hard to ask man so plz dont complain i understand your pain but this is a site made by Animal Crossing Fan not nintendo so they wont read your complains :/ just be patient and ANIMAL CROSSING IS MY LIFE I REALLY WANNA IT SO BADLY but we must wait and not complain :3

    • KIO

      No need to yell. It will come out possibly March or mid Feb. life takes waiting sometimes, that’s life. While u wait just watch some videos about animal crossing. Like the Bitblock.

      • Yuki

        srry fan girly XDDD

        • KIO

          Excuse me?

          • Seancan’twaitanylonger!

            Laughing my head off at your comments lol

        • Bloody Morons

          Your comments are bad and you should feel bad, SugoiKawaiiYuki-chandesu.

    • Maddie J.

      Haha i love it how you talk ;)

  • acnlfan

    @zdude

    Im the one who posted the mean things earlyer under nintendo of america. I relized I worded things wrong and I regret saying those things,so maybe we are both in the wrong,Iam sorry and hope everyone forgive me ,Iam just so use to people hurting me and betraying me. so I tend to think everyon is bad. I now know I should of thinking things through and be the better man a
    n ignore the negative post.

    @jessica your words of wisdom and kind heart helped me see that I was becoming th very person I hate.

    @every one else. I wish nintend would stop removing conten out of animal crossin. they should have holiday from diffren countrys in every version. it would help spread new tradition and understanding of other places. I like the game to come out in jan or maybe feb. since income tax season is around that months. I come from a poor family who can barley affod christmas gits,so it would make since for nintendo to release during jan-march income tax season.

    • NintendoLperZDude

      Okay. Yeah, you probably could have worded things better. I hope this doesn’t make you think worse of me.

      @Jessica – I am truly sorry if you think I posted something negative, I was just trying to voice my opinion. If you want to stay away from me, then I completely understand. I am man enough to know when I should I just give up, and not argue anymore. Not to force, but I hope you continue watching my Animal Crossing videos.. if not then I understand. I probably could have worded things better as well.. Oh, well.. no one is perfect, and I guess we all have a right to complain, and be a little upset every now and then.

  • Bret

    Of all the 3DS games out right now, and all the ones coming up soon, PLUS the Wii U, you guys really can’t wait a few more months and play something else? Really? Nintendo is doing the smart thing. Because I’ll be damned if the anticipation isn’t killing you, and that’s what they want.

  • soggybons

    I just hope that it doesn’t come out in may in the U.S., because then I will fail all my AP tests playing this instead of studying.

  • Skuxx

    Don’t worry guys. Freeze yourselves in ice and the game will be out in no time.

    • Maddie J.

      Ahah ! xD

  • Amy

    Why should Europe and the US have to wait another 2 months AT LEAST when we have already been waiting since 2008 when animal crossing on the Wii was released.
    Fair do’s you have to wait 3 years, but it is now going into the 5th year and this is just a joke! IF this release date keeps getting rescheduled I WILL NOT be purchasing the game….IF IT DOES COME OUT!!

    • Paige

      i bet you will :)

    • Bloody Morons

      Because they’re freaking translating all that glorious dialogue, cool your butt and stop being pouty. “I’m not going to buy it because they extended the release date harrumph!”

  • Ryan

    im not even upset that im not getting it first, im just upset that i dont know when. I’d rather know that the release date for my country is in like…6 months rather than not know the date at all!

    • Jessica

      Same here, Ryan! I couldn’t care less who “gets it first” because none of us are really entitled to get it first (other than Japan since that’s where the main development occurs). BUT, a confirmed release date would make the wait less harrowing. I do think a release date announcement for the US and UK is coming soon, though! I read a “rumor” online that there’s going to be a US Nintendo Direct on January 31st. I don’t know if its true or not but I think we’ll definitely be getting some news soon! ;) Fingers crossed!!!!

      • Ryan

        I hope thats true!
        And yea everyone on here is accusing each other of getting mad cuz they dont have the game first and stuff. I really dont care who gets it first i just wanna know, im sure thats the same way with a few people on here really lol

  • newleaf

    it’s so unfair i have been waiting 2-3yrs now and now they tell me it’s coming out in SK first im so p’d off :(

    • Pelly

      We all are ..

  • angel-mist

    Nintendo are such trolls, it being released in South Korea earlier than in the US and Europe. And would you look at the date, ONE FREAKIN DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY!! Well even though it’s disappointing, this is Animal Crossing New Leaf for Nook’s sake:P….Its WORTH this long a wait. Besides I’m in a country absolutely Nintendo bare. There’s nothing related to a 3ds let alone the games. So I’ll have to wait till one of my relatives returns from america around the release date:’(

    • Maddie J.

      Which country? c:

  • Mia the Starr

  • Maddie J.

    Meeehhh ..

  • Scruffy1203

    I don want animal crossing anymore after reading this….. acuallyi take that back ac rox

    • Yuki

      awwwdont give up xd

  • Mistcloud

    This is like, the WORST thing I have EVER heard from Nintendo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bloody Morons

      Are you sure that it’s not the worst thing that you haven’t heard from Nintendo? Or is South Korea really that bad.

  • Mia the Starr

    Goodness we are all in outrage

  • Pelly

    UGHHH !!

  • Tom nook’s yellow sweater

    Man the waiting game is really hard to play lol. Hope we get some news for the NA, Europe and Australia for an release date…Pretty much the main reason why i got an 3Ds XL. Hope Nintendo releases it soon because it’s just eating us up knowing people are having fun playing this game and we just have to wait.

  • Seancan’twaitanylonger!

    My birthday is in March. Plz come out near then UK!

  • Lou

    I really hope the special edition 3DS XL comes to Europe and North America!

  • Jonathan

    I can’t wait! :D :D So excited for this game!!

  • Daniel

    region lock my sizzle.

  • Wtf

    Oh my gosh, can’t you all just wait a few more months? How does this game matter to you so much anyway? “It’s a way of life.” You serious? Do you all just spend every waking moment going like ‘OHHH I NEED THIS GAME I COULD BE PLAYING IT BUT NO IT’S NOT IN NORTH AMERICA YET. INSTEAD OF AMERICA THEY CHOSE KOREAA OHHH MY LIFE SUCKS.’ Seriously, there are some other better things to do. You don’t have to be so obsessed over this game… Plus, they probably had very sound reasons as to why they chose to localize the game in South Korea first. Do you work with Nintendo? No… so you never know.
    You know what, I’m not going to say anymore or else all you 10,12, or whatever year olds are going to complain and rage.

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