[UPDATE] Readers NintenDaan and GohanGVO have deftly pointed out that this is not just a rumor, that this info comes straight from Nintendo's super-secret press-only website. I failed to use my maximum journalism powers on this one. Sorry folks!
[Original story] I'm pretty sure that me and Ashley Davis are the only two people on staff here that consider ourselves active fans of Animal Crossing. I know Jim played the game in the past, and I think Hamza did some experimenting, but from what I've gathered, me and Ashley are the only two who are really into the series.
That makes me wonder if I'm the only person on staff, and perhaps, the only person in the world who's a little freaked out by the latest news about Animal Crossing on the 3DS. A random PDF file picked up by Gonintendo reader reveals that in the new newest version of the game, you are the mayor, and you are responsible for the making the town "a better place".
I figure that the few of you with any interest in Animal Crossing at all are probably excited to here that this new entry in the series will change things up a bit. Personally, I'm not so optimistic. Animal Crossing: City Folk taught me that all I need to enjoy a new Animal Crossing game is new things to talk about, new fish and bugs to catch, more stuff to buy, and some new holidays. If they change the series too much (and by "too much" I mean "at all") then it might not feel like Animal Crossing anymore.
To me, the Animal Crossing experience is like taking a vacation that never has to end. Can I still get that feeling out of a game that not only gives me a job, but makes me responsible for the happiness of an entire town?
Animal Crossing 3DS lets you play the role of Mayor- [Gonintendo]