How to reset Animal Crossing: New Leaf

How to reset Animal Crossing New Leaf

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is one of those games that keeps on giving, constantly shifting every season, providing you the ability to catch new fish, find new bugs, and build a whole new raft of items for your town. However, if you’ve had enough of your current island and just want a new start, you’re going to need to know how to reset Animal Crossing: New Leaf so you can have that fresh new village to play about with.

How to reset Animal Crossing: New Leaf

So, you’ve made the decision to reset your Animal Crossing: New Leaf save and start anew. The method is extremely simple and only takes a few button presses to get it done:

  • Load up Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your Nintendo 3DS
  • Wait for the Nintendo 3DS loading screen to appear
  • Once the Nintendo 3DS loading screen is fading out, press and hold the A, B, X, Y buttons
  • You will now receive a prompt to delete your save file. To proceed, choose “Yes”

And that’s all there is to it, you’ve just learned how to reset Animal Crossing: New Leaf. However, if you didn’t want to reset your game completely and just reset your town to begin those same adventures again, read on.

How to reset your town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

  • Load up Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your Nintendo 3DS
  • Once you reach Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s title screen press A
  • Hit Continue and choose your character’s name
  • Isabelle will begin to load your town and give you a reminder of the date and time
  • At this point, you need to select “I need help first”
  • This will allow you to “Re-create the town”, if you want to go ahead choose that option
  • You will now have to confirm by hitting “This is what I want”

There we have it, this time you’ve not delete your entire save file, you’ve simply reset your beloved town so you can start all over again in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

So you’ve just figured out how to reset Animal Crossing: New Leaf both in terms of deleting your entire save file or simply resetting your town. If you have other struggles with Animal Crossing: New Leaf, check out the guides below which may help:

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