We've known for a little while that 3DS title Tomodachi Life was being localised, but Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America have now released special mini Nintendo Direct broadcasts to not only provide full confirmation, but also to show off the wacky world of this Mii life-sim.
To get the important detail out of the way, this title arrives in both North America and Europe on 6th June, a surprisingly close date and a continuation of Nintendo's recent trend of release date parity between the regions. Already a successful franchise in Japan, Nintendo no doubt hopes that its quirky style and ability to involve the player on a daily basis will translate well in the West.
Below is an excerpt from Nintendo's press release indicating some of what we can expect.
“Tomodachi” is the Japanese word for “friend.” After completely customising all your Mii characters (or simply scanning them into the game via QR Code), you’ll recognise them instantly – from their unique vocal traits and appearances right down to their personality quirks. But you can’t possibly predict what they’ll do next. For the first time ever, Mii characters behave based on the personality traits you select, playing out the drama you set in motion. A pop star might fall in love with your lookalike. Your mum might jump on stage to belt out heavy metal songs. Or you could become famous striking poses down the runway of a fashion show wearing cute and silly outfits. Best of all, you can document these unbelievable moments for posterity and share them all with your friends via the Nintendo 3DS Image Share service.
The plot of Tomodachi Life thickens with the addition of each character. As they deliver one gripping twist and turn after another, you can reward them with gifts and clothes, their favourite foods or special flourishes for their apartments. Together you can further broaden your Tomodachi Life horizons by expanding a wide variety of facilities on the island, solving characters’ problems and helping them with their needs.
You simply must watch the related Nintendo Direct videos to get a sense of what this game is all about. They're a treat, with slight variations depending on the region.
Nintendo of America
Nintendo of Europe
Are you excited about the release of Tomodachi Life in North America and Europe?