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The Fantasy Life Adventure Begins in Europe on 26th September

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Opening movie shows off various character classes

Update:

It seems that a North American release date of 24th October was confirmed in early June (thanks Tops), meaning it'll arrive almost a full month earlier in Europe.

Original Article:

Fantasy Life was a title given extensive coverage during the rolling E3 Nintendo Treehouse broadcast, with a clear eagerness to promote the merits of the Level 5 / 1-Up Studios (formerly Brownie Brown) collaboration — the title was originally released in Japan in late December 2012.

The RPG adventure also has some sim elements, as you choose from 12 Life Classes — professions, ultimately — that naturally effect how you play the game and its evolution through a playthrough. Collecting and crafting, along with the opportunity to switch classes almost whenever you want, ensure that it should be an interesting experience.

While a loose 'October' release window was previously given, it's been announced that this title will arrive in Europe a little earlier, on 26th September. That's not far away, and below is the opening movie from the title that also shows off the various classes.

We'll keep an eye out for a North American release date, but in the meantime let us know what you think of the opening movie.

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User Comments (36)

Kyoto

#1

Kyoto said:

I haven't been this hyped for a game in a loooong time. This is gonna be so awesome. I enjoyed the crap out of Dragon Quest IX, which was also developed by Level 5. This title looks and plays a lot like it. September can't come fast enough!

rjejr

#2

rjejr said:

Dec 2012? Does that mean we have to wait another year for Wonderflick?

ah, that intro is too cute.

Spoony_Tech

#3

Spoony_Tech said:

Thank you Atlus for over pricing Persona Q. This will fit the rpg void nicely and I'll save some cash to boot! Really looking forward to this one now.

Yep, that video is how I remember it from 2 years ago. All these wonderful classes and I haven't a clue where to start?! I keep say with each new one ooo I want that one lol. That will be my toughest choice but a welcomed one at that!

ThomasBW84Admin

#4

ThomasBW84 said:

@rjejr I'd bet so, Level 5 seem to always take a while with localisation, which is perhaps fair enough because of the sorts of games they make.

TheWPCTraveler

#5

TheWPCTraveler said:

If Level 5 makes this come out in September for NA, my wallet is on the verge of being offered to Level 5 and SqEnix.

@Spoony_Tech Let's wait for it to drop to $20 on the eShop together! It is Persona skin on an EO game, so I'll wait till I've cleared my (EO) backlog before I play this.

Nintendo_Ninja

#6

Nintendo_Ninja said:

I think this comes out in October for the US. I'm totally getting it when it does. Until then, Europe can enjoy the game on my Birthday (September 26th).

sinalefa

#7

sinalefa said:

Metacritic says that Fantasy Life releases in North America in October 24th. I take them into account since they put the correct release date for Theatrhythm CC months before anyone else.

Spoony_Tech

#8

Spoony_Tech said:

@TheWPCTraveler I sent Atlus a reply email yesterday to the one they sent my on Persona Q. Don't expect a response but I have received one in the past. It basically said I'm protesting the 50$ price tag and thanked them for bumping Fantasy Life to the front of the pack! It said a lot more but that's the short of it.

Spoony_Tech

#10

Spoony_Tech said:

@sinalefa I've seen them more wrong then right on dates though. For instance they had Watch Dogs for the U as the same time as the other releases even weeks after they released. Another instance I seen was when the posted the European release date for Bravely Default then when that date past had to put the NA one up days later. We could still see reviews for it from Europe but until that date hit in NA it wouldn't rate it overall I believe.

thehoppypoppy

#12

thehoppypoppy said:

I was going to try to be patient and wait until Christmas to get this...but I don't think I have the willpower. Will probably pre-order it soon!

sinalefa

#13

sinalefa said:

@Tops

Thanks. So it seems Metacritic was right this time too.

@Spoony_Tech

So I can buy both EO MG and EOIV and that will be cheaper than getting Persona Q. They must be pretty confident in Persona's brand power. Count me out too.

ricklongo

#14

ricklongo said:

This is my most anticipated 3DS game right now (at least until Majora's Mask 3D is announced, heh). Hoping for an American release date soon!

EDIT: October 24 it seems. Man, why not September? :(

ricklongo

#16

ricklongo said:

@rjejr Man, I keep forgetting about Wonderflick, then falling in love with it all over again when I see someone mention it. Now I really hope we get more news on it soon.

WiiLovePeace

#18

WiiLovePeace said:

I am PUMPED for this game. Looked really fun on Treehouse Live. Can't wait to blow hundreds of hours into the game!! :D

PvtOttobot

#19

PvtOttobot said:

ARGH, this or hyrule warriors?! I can't decide!! (I hope I win the MK8 tournament so I don't have to choose :) )

ultraraichu

#20

ultraraichu said:

Awe, I wish we (NA) was getting this the same time too or at least within a week apart. Awell nothing left to do but to look on in envy and play my other games till October.

HandheldGuru97

#21

HandheldGuru97 said:

WHY MUST EUROPE GET THIS GAME A MONTH EARLY!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Well...at least you guys won't get ORAS until a week after the west :) Revenge.....oh well, I'll have me some Theatrhythm CC and Super Smash 3D to keep me happy until October 24.....

brewsky

#22

brewsky said:

Fine, Europe. You enjoy having Hyrule Warriors a week earlier than us. You enjoy having Fantasy Life almost a whole month earlier than us. I'll just........wait patiently. :(

6ch6ris6

#24

6ch6ris6 said:

this will be my only retail game this year. but i think i will be playing this so much that it doesnt really matter.

ModestFan93

#26

ModestFan93 said:

Any reason why we have to wait an entire month while Europe doesn't to get this? So silly.

Arcamenel

#28

Arcamenel said:

Ugh October 24th is so far away. I think I'm gonna skip smash. I've never played any of the others and I've wanted this game since back before the 3DS even launched here.

Windy

#29

Windy said:

I can't wait! The online features have been a little vague though. In the Treehouse video it shows them playing co-op in a flawless manner but I think that was local WiFi. @nintendolife can someone get to the bottom of this with a clearcut Online play article? I'm getting the game either way but will be very disappointed if the online play is jacked up again.

Klinny

#30

Klinny said:

Great news for our European friends! :D I'm really looking forward to this title myself, so you'll have to let us North Americans know how it is :)

Tigus

#32

Tigus said:

Exploding with hype!
am I the only one who gave a standing ovation at the end of the opening XD!

Nintendzoey

#33

Nintendzoey said:

This game will probably cause the death of all my free time as soon as it is released! Can't wait. :)

Henmii

#35

Henmii said:

Ah, the cool looking Level 5 game is coming after all. I might buy it.

Kitsune_Rei

#36

Kitsune_Rei said:

Really excited for this! I'm jealous of Europe, but at least it'll be extensively reviewed so I can be sure its the game I'm expecting before I get it.
This will probably be what makes me put Tomodachi Life down.

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