** Edit for more awesome news: I have now seen footage of a working megaphone in the English version (via WiiFolderJosh on YouTube). I can finally rest in peace. Oooh this is gonna be awesome **
You can receive Happy Home Showcase houses via Spotpass!
I’m sooo excited about it, I just had to post it!! xD I was watching the new series of videos being put up on AC:NL‘s Facebook/Twitter pages leading up to the Western release of New Leaf, called Inside the Treehouse, and the localisation team basically said they implemented a feature especially for America and Europe that would let us (yes I’m shamelessly including myself with Europe) receive home data for our Happy Home Showcases via Spotpass (that’s the Internet) from Nintendo of other people’s houses! They took into consideration the differences in gaming culture between the regions and did something about it. It’s a dream come true! 😀
In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, the Happy Homes Showcase is a special area north of your town and shops that showcases other AC:NL players’ homes, which in the Japanese version you get by Streetpassing with people.
You can collect up to 48 homes. When you visit those homes, you are able to check the names of items and furniture displayed, and order them for yourself from a catalogue! You can also favourite up to 16 model homes so that they don’t get replaced by new houses.
Here is the whole video of In the Treehouse: Episode 2:
Seriously, I was wishing they would make the HH Showcase Spotpass instead of Streetpass for US and EU, but who’d actually believe they’d do it?? ^_^
**Streetpass for the HH Showcase will still be available.**