We've been looking at lots of the content on YouTube for the Japanese version of AC:New Leaf - it's such a huge improvement on the Wii game and back on a handheld console where it works so much better. I can't see quite how VoiceChat would fit into the 3DS version so am happy to go back to the keyboard.
There's so much else to look forward to: DreamTime, town improvements (I really
want a lighthouse), the new Gold/Silver/Bronze system for upgrading your shovel, fishing rod, etc. Not to mention swimming, visiting the island, all the new shops. You can customise your house, your town and [SPOILERS]
you can change your eye colour not just your hair colour. And who wouldn't want to dress up as Santa and deliver presents to fellow villagers?!
I understand that localisation takes time, had hoped we might get our hands on AC:NL before now. But all in all, I think it will be truly worth the wait.
"There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion" Holly Golightly