Animal Crossing 3DS will not be released in Europe until next year, Nintendo has confirmed.
The news was announced by Satoru Shibata in a European Nintendo Direct web broadcast earlier this morning, as reported by Nintendo Gamer. Shibata, president of Nintendo Europe, said the game would not be released in the west until "the first half of 2013", and apologised for the delay. Fire Emblem: Awakening has suffered the same fate.
During the Japanese broadcast, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata showed a new trailer for Animal Crossing 3DS, which you can see below. The game is due in Japan before the end of the year.
The big news from Nintendo's broadcasts is the 3DS XL, which boasts a screen 90 per cent bigger than the launch model and is out in Japan and Europe next month.
Source: Nintendo Gamer