Downloadable content (better known as DLC) are items that are distributed by Nintendo or that are received during special events. Animal Crossing: New Leaf takes advantage of distributed items that can be downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS using SpotPass , which downloads content to the console when the game is switched on or left in stand-by mode.
To get the DLC in the game, the player must go to the Post Office, speak to either Pelly or Phyllis, and choose"Ask about a present." Either one of the clerks will connect the game to the internet to check for available content. The item is not forced upon the player from Pete or other characters, as was in Animal Crossing: City Folk.
Since the Japanese release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 28th November 2012, several downloadable or distributed items were available for players in Japan. A few of these items were eventually released in North America and Europe, but many remain Japan only items. They were available either by a monthly download at the post office, or by distribution via Pete from Nintendo.
For a list of English content, click here.
For a list of Europe content, click here.
Tanuki Wall Clock
The Tanuki Wall Clock was distributed between the 8th November and 30th November 2012 in Japan.
It was also released for a limited time in Best Buy Stored in the United States
Its English Name is "Racoon Wall Clock"
|Tanuki Wall Clock|
The 7-Eleven items were available if a player went into a 7-Eleven store in Japan with a 3DS to wirelessly receive it.
The Turkey Dinner was distributed between the 15th November and 22nd November, 2012 in Japan, and again from November 23rd to the 30th 2013.
The Festive Stump was distributed between the 1st December and 13th December 2012, and again from 1st December to 10th December 2013 in Japan.
The Yule Log (named Bouche de Noel in the Japanese version) was distributed between the 13th December and 25th December, 2012 in Japan, and again from 10th December to the 25th of 2013.
Sunrise of the New Year lamp
This lamp was distributed between the 1st January to the 31st 2013 in Japan.
|Sunrise of the New Year|
This traditional New Year's decoration was distributed between the 1st January and 18th, 2013 in Japan.
The Aurora Screen was distributed between the 1st February to the 28th, 2013 in Japan.
These promotive items for Kokuyo Camlin were distributed between the months of February and April, 2013 in Japan.
The Futaba Table was distributed between the 1st March - 31st March, 2013 in Japan.
This clock was distributed between the 1st April - 30th April, 2013 in Japan.
Although this was already an item in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it was still distributed between 26th April - 9th May, 2013, for the celebration of Golden Week in Japan.
This bed was distributed between the 1st May and 31st May, 2013 in Japan.
Fallen Leaf Chair
This chair was distributed in Japan from November 1st to 30th 2013
|Fallen Leaf Chair|
The schedule for the distribution of this set is thus:
|Distribution Schedule for Japan|
- Sagittarius item (Sagittarius' Arrow): 12/1 - 12/21
- Capricorn item (Capricorn's Ornament): 12/22 - 1/19
- Aquarius item (Aquarius Urn): 1/20 - 2/18
- Pisces item (Pisces Lamp): 2/19 - 3/20
- Aries item (Aries Rocking Chair): 3/21 - 4/19
- Taurus item (Taurus Bathtub): 4/20 - 5/20
- Gemini item (Gemini Closet): 5/21 - 6/21
- Cancer item (Cancer Table): 6/22 - 7/22
- Leo item (Leo Sculpture): 7/23 - 8/22
- Virgo item (Virgo Harp): 8/23 - 9/22
- Libra item (Libra Scale): 9/23- 10/23
- Scorpius item (Scorpio Lamp): 10/24 - 11/22