Pocket Gamer's Peter Willington writes: "Next month, Nintendo will launch Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS. The Animal Crossing games have always had you live among a cosmopolitan microcosm of the animal kingdom, and used to leave you to lead a quiet life of luxury; plucking fruit, catching fish, and collecting furniture.
But that's all changed. In New Leaf, you're made mayor of the village as soon as you step off the train, and must take charge of your up and coming hamlet. In this diary, then, you'll follow my rise from travelling vagabond to empire-building governor".