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Level 5: Fantasy Life Will Become A Series

Posted by Andy Green

Not just a fantasy

Cutesy 3DS title Fantasy Life has been selling like hot cakes over in Japan with so many copies sold in its first week that the game has reportedly sold out.

It's unsurprising then to learn that, during a recent interview with Famitsu, Level 5 has earmarked Fantasy Life as a new franchise for the studio saying it will be made into a fully-fledged series. The game is quite similar to Animal Crossing so it's easy to see why Level 5 see so much potential in it considering Animal Crossing: New Leaf has eclipsed the 2 million sales mark already in Japan - not even Super Mario 3D Land or Monster Hunter 3 G have achieved that feat just yet.

Fantasy Life is a collaboration between Level 5 and Brownie Brown that sees you choose a profession and live your life under that role. Players are encouraged to play the game in whichever way they like with each profession leading to various outcomes.

There is still no news on a Western release date for the game, however the mammoth first week sales certainly cannot hurt its chances.

Are you pleased to hear Fantasy Life will be made into a series? Let us know what you think to it all in the comments section below.

[via siliconera.com, remoon.blog15.fc2.com]

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User Comments (23)

Windy

#1

Windy said:

Yes! I think if it becomes a series it has quite a good chance of coming to North America and Europe. Anyone know if Fantasy Life Has online Co-op? we really need some good online co-op on 3ds. Plus Fantasy Life just looks to Darn cool

SLiM

#5

SLiM said:

I hope it's a great game so Animal Crossing can take some notes from it. There is still a lot of work to be done in this genre.

DarkCoolEdge

#6

DarkCoolEdge said:

IMO it looks much better and varied than Animal Crossing. I' m actually planning to buy it.

DePapier

#7

DePapier said:

I thinks it's bound to replace Professor Layton as their cash cow. And judging from the quality of the Layton series and from the alleged quality of Fantasy Life, I think it probably deserves it.

IsawYoshi

#8

IsawYoshi said:

Since it's developed by brownie brown to, is there any chance that nintendo owns, say 25% of the IP?

_Wallace

#9

_Wallace said:

I would very much like to see this series released in the West. Most things Level 5 is a buy for me.

MrWalkieTalkie

#10

MrWalkieTalkie said:

@IsawYoshi I dont know, but after the impressive sales, I wouldnt be surprised if Nintendo bought the license or at least made a deal with Level-5 to make it a Nintendo exclusive! XD

Demon9Tail

#12

Demon9Tail said:

I was addicted to animal crossing for years. Hopefully this game doesn't do the same thing to me as that one did. Still, I'm kinda excited!!!

Asakura

#13

Asakura said:

I really hope this series can take a more mature turn in the character design for later versions. Cause i chose Rune Factory over Animal Crossing for that D:

Tsuchinoko

#14

Tsuchinoko said:

I'm glad its doing so well, but I'm not a fan of the art direction they went with after starting the game over from scratch. The style they had used when they were making this in tandem with London Life from Prof. Layton looked so much more appealing to me. When I see commercials on TV for this game I swear I can never tell it apart from the Animal Crossing adverts.

vegeta044

#15

vegeta044 said:

This appeals more to me than Animal crossing..its more anime and that's how I like it. I am so preordering this when it is available at gamestop.

Zombie_Barioth

#17

Zombie_Barioth said:

Between this and Animal Crossing alone (and maybe even Harvest moon:ANB), oh my god I'll be playing those for a along time. My poor 3DS might actually wear out from so much use.:O

This is the sorta game I always wanted as a kid, one where I could basically live another life and pretend to be the character.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#19

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I read a preview of this game in ONM and saw the various youtube videos. Looks quite promising. In fact, I think it'll have a bit of a cult following in the West. Not as much as Animal Crossing, but there will be a following I predict. :)

ReaperX30

#21

ReaperX30 said:

Seriously hope it makes it here. If it gets to the US we usually get it in Canada so let's hope it does. The game looks really cool. Japan got really great games. I'd love to go there someday and more to actually learn japanese language like I learned english....eee yeah I'm french you see so ee yeah.

Tigus

#23

Tigus said:

IIIIIIII NNNNNNEEEEDDD IT!!
This game looks incredible almost as if it were a mixture of Animal crossing and what Dragon quest 9 was originally going to be with real time battles.

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