During this morning's Nintendo Direct broadcast, the company revealed the North American name for Animal Crossing 3DS title already out in Japan.

The game will be called Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and is scheduled to come out sometime in the first part of 2013.

New Leaf casts you as mayor of the town, and includes a variety of customization options, including the ability to decorate the town, your house, and avatar as you like. You can also share your outfits with friends via a generated QR code.