Of all the upcoming 3DS games from Nintendo, Animal Crossing is probably the one shrouded most in mystery. While the general principle of the game is likely the same - move to a new village and live a virtual life among talking animal neighbours - there's still so much to find out about this one.
By far the most important question, however, is this: exactly how different will this new Animal Crossing be to the previously similar GameCube, DS and Wii versions? Will it be more of the same again, or have there finally been proper steps forward this time in an attempt to make it seem like a brand new experience?
While Nintendo's still not willing to blow the lid off it, we've at least managed to glean some more new details that suggest the 3DS version of Animal Crossing will indeed try to shake things up a bit and expand the gameplay possibilities further.
Possibly the biggest new addition to the game is the ability to play the game as the mayor of your village, instead of a mere resident.
We've since learned that as mayor you'll be able to decorate more of your village - you can add benches or street lamps to brighten the place up and make your villagers happier.
Being mayor can be a daunting task, so you'll be accompanied by your secretary, a character new to the Animal Crossing series. She looks a bit like a dog and while she can be clumsy, the game's developers claim that chatting with her may be one of the game's highlights.
At times she'll follow you around with a clipboard, pointing out the bits of the village that look particularly good and which parts may need some work, encouraging you to get your town planning hat on (not literally).
The village isn't the only thing that's been blessed with new customisation options this time around, mind you. Nintendo has promised that you can now design every aspect of your house, right down to the design of the mailbox and the type and colour of fencing outside.
Of course, you'll still be able to redesign the inside as well, as you'll still be able to buy, place and arrange furniture to get your living quarters looking however you'd like them to.
This time though you're not limited to the specific furniture designs, because you can now take your furniture to a special upholsterer shop to have it recoloured and redesigned. If you don't want that sofa to have love heart cushions any more and prefer luminous orange instead, you can change it around to suit your taste - however bizarre that may be.
Your characters also now have separate top and bottom outfit designs, so if you want your little Animal Crossing boy to wear a t-shirt and a skirt then, odd as that may look, you can do it.
Nintendo has also revealed more about the layout of the village. It's said to be a lot bigger this time than ever before, with many separate sections.
The beach area used to just be a small patch of sand at the edge of the village but it's now a larger area that you reach by walking down a cliffside path. You can swim in the sea if you like, or walk barefoot across the sand to recreate your favourite bad '80s movie.
You can now also cross the railroad tracks to see what lies beyond those. There you'll find a brand new shopping mall, offering lots more different shops and things to do than the city area in the Wii game, as well as a fancy street with a row of model homes.