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Fantasy Life Trademark Emerges in Europe

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Now the trademark officer will fight some monsters

Fantasy Life, the adventure RPG collaboration between Level-5 and Brownie Brown (the Nintendo subsidiary now known as 1-UP Studio), has enjoyed a successful launch in Japan. It was practically a sellout in its first week at the end of 2012, and has gone on to accumulate nearly a quarter of a million sales in Level-5's homeland; not bad for a new IP.

Its success, combined with the involvement of 1-UP Studio and Level-5's solid reputation for localising its titles, has led many to speculate that it will indeed make it West. That's now looking a little more likely courtesy of a trademark filing in Europe, which was submitted on 12th March. While that doesn't mean it's a definite arrival or even due in the near future, in the context of Level-5's past activities it's certainly a positive sign. At the time of writing we couldn't find a similar trademark filing in North America, but Level-5 doesn't typically exclude such a sizable market.

For those that love the concept of a cute 3DS RPG that allows career choice and a lot of exploration, this is one to watch. You can check out the rather gorgeous extended trailer from last year's Tokyo Game Show below.

[via esearch.oami.europa.eu, siliconera.com]

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User Comments (47)

LittleFuryThing

#2

LittleFuryThing said:

Sounds promising.
This has been one of the 3DS games I've been really looking forward to.
Hope it doesn't take too long or have many troublesome issues to make it over to EU.
:)

WiiLovePeace

#6

WiiLovePeace said:

I'm sooooooo pumped for this game :D I really hope it comes over this year, given the lateness with which we usually get the Rune Factory games I'm not even expecting RF4 'til next year. This game looks to be a Rune Factory killer ;)

BakaKnight

#7

BakaKnight said:

Between the level-5 games still trapped in japan this isn't the one I was most waiting for, but, damn, who cares?

I still can't wait for it!!! :D

Placlu

#8

Placlu said:

I hope every L5 game makes it over. Seems to be a 90% chance if Level-5 is on the box, Its something I'd play.

RevolverLink

#9

RevolverLink said:

I'm really hoping that this game, Time Travelers, Monsters Come Out on Friday and, of course, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney will all eventually make their way to North America.

Because I love me some Level-5 (and because all of those games appeal to my gaming sensibilities anyway).

Spoony_Tech

#11

Spoony_Tech said:

That is not NA but its getting closer! I really want this state side please along with Bravely Default!

akabenjy

#12

akabenjy said:

Omg that is awesome news. This is my most anticipated game on the 3DS. This could be the Mother 3 we never got.

Arcamenel

#16

Arcamenel said:

I really hope this comes to North America. I've been interested in this game ever since the clip I saw like 2 years ago!

ejamer

#18

ejamer said:

I want this more than Animal Crossing. Keeping my fingers crossed for a North American release.

LordessMeep

#22

LordessMeep said:

YES. After a bout of depressing news, this one is making me a little bit happy. I hope this means you EU folks get this one first, followed by us NA ones getting this a bit later. I just want FL localized, preferably by this holiday season.

Shiromikio

#23

Shiromikio said:

Been watching for news on this game for a few months. Trailer looks great! Hope it will come to US/EU soon.

retro_player_22

#27

retro_player_22 said:

Yes the game being plan for Europe also means it'll be in English and that give me hope that an NA version isn't far behind. Please Level-5 I love this game, just bring it here.

ShanaUnite

#32

ShanaUnite said:

Hope this game won't be translated to dutch. But since its an level-5 game it likely will be >.<

Kohaku

#33

Kohaku said:

Would be nice for Q4 so we can play AC and the other load of 3Ds games before this one.

zipmonStaff

#36

zipmon said:

Woohoo!! Fingers crossed! And man, that's a fantastic trailer. Nice wistful start to the afternoon! :)

Windy

#37

Windy said:

Great news! Im keeping the faith that Fantasy Life is coming to North America and Europe. My prediction is that it will be in Top 5 selling games in the world.

**windy The Swami**

Zombie_Barioth

#38

Zombie_Barioth said:

The fact that the US rarely misses out on games slated for a European release give me high hopes for localization.

@Kohaku Agreed, between this, Animal Crossing, and Monster Hunter I'll have plenty to keep me busy for a long while, never mind the other games I want.

misswliu81

#41

misswliu81 said:

if animal crossing: new leaf and fantasy life get released outside of japan, it would make a lot of 3DS owners and fans of animal crossing games very happy.

aargh, i so want this!

Emaan

#42

Emaan said:

Yay~ Hopefully this means a definite release outside of Japan, and a hopeful NA version as well.

Kimiko

#43

Kimiko said:

Shut up and take my money ^_^

Oh, wait, I have a N-American 3DS.. Well, hurry up and release this in N-America then so I can import it.

GameLord08

#44

GameLord08 said:

So essentially, Animal Crossing and Dragon Quest got down and dirty, and they couldn't keep it a secret.

me want so bad. ;__;

Kitsune_Rei

#47

Kitsune_Rei said:

Still really hoping to hear about a US release! But why wouldn't they? Maybe seeing Animal Crossing come out and what its numbers are will be a final shove.

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