How To Create a Separate Save File/Town/Mayor in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Published on June 16th, 2013 by Gervais D.

If you just got yourself Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and you have a family member or a friend who wants to play the game on a regular basis, you should know that it is possible to create a separate save file. Below I list several questions with their answers.

Can I create a separate save file in Animal Crossing: New Leaf?

Yes, it is possible, like I said before. All that you are required to do is create a game like you did when you first started playing, and save. Your first profile will not be overwritten. Instead, you can choose which profile to load after launching the game.

Can I have my own town and be the mayor using the second save file?

Unfortunately, you can not. The first player who plays the game gets to be the mayor. If they do not save their game, then you will have a chance. If not, than you’re stuck as a regular citizen in the first player’s town.

How many profiles can I create with one game?

One copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf supports up to four saved player profiles. The first profile to be saved is the mayor, and the remaining three players who save their games are the regular citizens (see the differences between mayor and citizens below).

Mayor Vs Citizen – Am I missing out on anything?

As a regular citizen in the game, you can experience the same gameplay as the Mayor, only without the Mayor title and its workload. That means you can not name the town, or make changes that only the Mayor is capable of.

You can still plant flowers, fruit, choose where to live, etc.

I have another question that was not mentioned in the list above – What to do?

If you have anymore questions about the game, please send me a message on Twitter. I own them game and I’m always happy to help. My Twitter username is @3DSPedia.

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About Gervais D.

Gervais laughs at a difficult RPG while it takes its last breath as he conquers it. He's been gaming since the NES and loves to relax at the beach.