Fantasy Life (3DS)

Game Profile

Embark on the adventure of your dream life as you craft, cast, fish, mine, battle and explore like never before!

With the innovative Life system, your choices don’t just upgrade characters – they help shape your journey! Explore a huge fantasy landscape beside surly, dark paladins, slick pirate captains, regal princesses, and others who share your taste for the unknown.

Change to one of 12 Life classes at virtually any time to access different abilities: for instance, the combat class has fierce fighters, while the crafter class is skilled at making stronger weapons and tools. If you’re not in the mood for battle, switch to a gatherer class and spend some time as a lumberjack or a fisherman – it's your adventure to play your way!

  • Robust open world with distinct areas to explore
  • The game reinvents itself with each Life you lead – traverse an area as one Life class, and return as another to gain different items
  • Own a house in each town, and decorate them with furniture you create

Game Review


Europe PAL Version

Posted by Karen Halloran

It’s a wonderful Life

Fantasy Life, Level-5 and Brownie Brown’s life sim and action RPG, is a game with a long and storied history. Originally announced in Japan for the Nintendo DS/DSi generation of consoles back in 2009, it spent three years in development, seeing a...

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User Comments (53)



Flowerlark said:

I'm hoping for a western release, too. Looks too cute for the Japanese to keep to themselves!!



Klinny said:

Oh dear, I'd really love to play this. Here's hoping to an international release!



AceTrainerBean said:

Oh god this game looks so fun I just love the art style! I really hope it comes to NA and the EU!!!



Turnip said:

Why does this have a 2013 release date for USA and EU? As far as I know, localization for this game hasn't been announced yet.



NintendoIsLife said:

Come on Japan send it here to USA so I can play. I want to be a blacksmith. This should have came out because I would play this more than animal crossing. Animal crossing was fun but no rpg action or fighting so it got really boring fast. It's an animal crossing, rune factory, and harvest moon put together that's what makes it so fun!



daggdroppen said:

i hope this will come to europe 2013! please make this happen. this is a game im much more into than animal crossing. dont get me wrong. i have played around 40 hours of animal crossing but FL will probably be 100 + hours!! =)



defrb said:

Come to Us in europe! i´m hoping for a world wide release, just to be fair with you all



Tigus said:

Ugh this needs to come out in the U.S at least before they say anything about a sequel.



Windy said:

Something is really wrong if this game doesn't get ported to Europe and North America.



Tigus said:

WHERE IS IT!? I have waited so long for this amazing game where is it every time I play Animal Crossing New Leaf I feel like Fantasy life is mocking me!



Tigus said:

At this point I'm about to give up all hope for this game.. but in the even it does ever come out I would drop everything im doing and get it.



Dutch_Cheesecake said:

I'm with you Tigus, I lost hope too.
But hej, maybe a sequel of the game can make it out of Japan.
If there will be one, who knows?
Lose hope for this one, but leave some for the rest



netroz said:

I'm still hoping ANY version to come to America, gods... I'd pay 2 times for this....



she_gamer said:

Wow, comments dating back to 2011... Glad I just heard about it at E3, or that would have been a long wait!



Zyon said:

When I watched E3 and saw this game it really caught my attention. I'm glad it's getting a release, I can't wait to play it.



Tigus said:

I would do free advertising for this game if asked ( already do on AC:NL's island ).



Kudari said:

Can't wait to get this, love Level 5 and I love RPG series so this game will be my child for a while <3



Geoslim18 said:

I preordered this last month and can't wait till I get it next Friday. Though this is just one game I preordered recently. I also preordered HM: The Lost Valley, both Pokèmon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and Story of Seasons. Even though I preorderd all of those I am anticipating this one the most (even if it is partially because I don't have anything to play right now). If anyone in America wants to watch some gameplay of this I recommend watching LinandKo's videos.



thehoppypoppy said:

Tomorrow is the big day in the US! Got my "shipped" notification from Amazon this morning! SO EXCITED! 8D



GameGoddess32 said:

I have the digital version,and I LOVE IT!!I haven't stopped playing it since I bought it..I started as a Paladin,moved on to Wizard,and now am a Mercenary..I think it's so cool that you can "job hop" or you can stay with one life..I love everything about this game,and so far haven't seen anything I didn't like



Barbspaz said:

Help. I've been switching live until I've mastered them all. I've made it to Legendary Wizard and would like to make my Woodcutter legend as well. I'm trying to complete some of the challenges I started before I left the woocutter life but they aren't registering. I have 2/3 elder sugar logs, have chopped several more, turned in the bounty, all as a woodcutter but the challenge is stuck on 2/3. Same thing for elder fir log challenge but when I tried the lava tree challenge, it registered. Any suggestions?



ChibiOwls said:

Hey! Does anyone want to do some multiplayer with me sometime?! My f.c. 4527-8433-6300

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