I think that the American and the European/UK versions of the game should have the same events. There is only a 2-3 event difference anyway. I don't think they could localise the Japanese/other country ones since they are a little too eastern to be translated.
First off is the location or venue that the events take place in. In previous games, a lot of the events either took place at the plaza/Town Hall or involved a special character walking around which required the player having to them. For the next game I want to see more event venues. They could also correspond with the season. Here are a few ideas I had for event locations;
- Event Plaza/Town Hall
- Club LOL (or wherever K.K will play)
- Random grassy part of town
- Other (Special character, letter etc.)
Events that should return
A lot of events from the earlier games were either toned down or taken out all together. That kind of sucks since a lot of them actually sounded pretty cool. These are the events I want to return or be the way they were.
Bright Night - That event in Wild World where you choose the best Toy Day decorations. They could improve it to make the villager's decorations match their houses' exterior rather than just some random lights.
Groundhog Day - Who else wants to see Resetti in a tuxedo like in the Gamecube game? That sounds awesome!
La-Di-Da Day - This could still have the Town Tune contest but it could turn into a music festival. Maybe even have K.K play outside on the Town Tree.
Shamrock Day - I feel like this event deserves something more but I couldn't think of anything interesting. If anyone has an idea feel free to mention it.
Cherry Blossoms - This has just turned into a weather change that happens in April. They should do something similar to the Gamecube version.
Meteor Shower - This should return as a proper event rather than just happen randomly
Acorn Festival - Another Wild World event! Its where you collect acorns around your town for Cornimer. They could have acorn exclusive furniture.
Sports Fair - With all the news features that were added into New Leaf, this could allow for some more sports!
I spent a few weeks doing research on some real life events (that weren't too minority specific) that I think would make for a fun event. Here are a few ideas I thought along with a possible date for it. Keep in mind that some of these are still at their earlier stages.
Fruit Festival (8th May) - (Shout out to my sister who thought of this) This would be an event that allows people an easier way to get foreign fruit without having to go to other towns. The player would give their native fruit to a villager for either a different fruit or fruit themed furniture
Swimming Race (27th May) - Here's where we can actually put wet suits to good use. You would race your villagers in the ocean dodging jellyfish. The speed of the villager could depend of what animal they are. For example, penguins and bears could swin quicker than elephants and cats.
Picnic Day (30th June) - An event to celebrate the end of Spring. Villagers will set up little picnic blankets on the beach.
Beach Party (18th July) - Kapp'n and his family could come to the mainland to throw a party to thank the town for providing them will supplies and stuff
Fire Pit Festival (30th-31st August) - Day one would consist of summer type events like melon smashing (bring a shovel or a hammer). Day two could involve sitting by the fire pit and telling stories.
Pumpkin Carving (17th October) - You could either carve a pumpkin using a custom design. The pumpkin would sit outside your house until November 1st
Redd Friday (the day after thanksgiving) - Redd would show up in your town. Everything in all the shops would be really cheap. A villager would ask for a specific item in a shop and you have to buy it before Redd gets it. If you bring it to a villager they will give you the full price for the item rather than the bought price.
Friday 13th (Friday 13th...) - Jack would come to your town and cause chaos. Its up to the player to stop it. (It could be another opportunity to get creepy furniture plus other unlucky looking furniture.
Custom Event - More on this in a future post!
So there you have it. These are a few of my ideas. They aren't the best but I put some research into it and had fun with it. If anyone has any other event ideas please feel free to leave them in the comments. Thank you for reading and have a good day!