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Fantasy Life’s New Japanese Trailer Shows Career Gameplay

Level-5 is once again reeling out the video goodness, this time showcasing their foray into life-sim gaming.

Ah, Level-5, such happiness you’ve brought to handheld gaming for so very many years now. In fact, the company’s output on 3DS has continued to be astonishing, and in their native Japan the library of available Level-5 games is seemingly expanding by the week!

Fantasy Life has been diligently crafted over a remarkably varied development cycle, but the game is ready at last to be placed into (Japanese… at least for now) hands. Celebrating this occasion, Level-5 has unleashed a splendid trailer that flaunts the features of their tranquil, comical, cheery vocation-’em-up. In fact, the game footage wastes no time in showing how Fantasy Life is better than real life, because it appears cutting a tree down in the game causes it to automatically erupt into several enticing bags of STUFF.

We love stuff, we do.

The title’s charm and general sense of whimsical warm-fuzzies inducement is sure to be right at home on the 3DS. The Japanese music is delightfully playful and the game’s sense of identity is so strong that it’s difficult to believe that this is an all new IP.

Of course, it’s not just the docile craftsmen and gatherers whose work is shown in the video. There’s also footage of a co-operative trio banding together to defeat a giant bird. Combat looks pacy and fun, with each player’s vocation adding a different tactic to consider in teaming up against enemies.

Defeat the giant bird, and what happens? Why, in true Fantasy Life tradition, it spontaneously converts its physical form into a big pile of stuff.

We want that stuff! We don’t even know why! We just know that when a videogame offers us stuff, it’s rude not to take it!

But though the game is out this month in Japan, global release details remain beyond our reach. Hopefully come 2013, when the game’s established in its homeland, Level-5 might provide foreign fans with the answers we crave.

E.g. “Hi, we are selling our game in your country now, please enjoy your EPIC QUESTS FOR STUFF.”

By on 6 December 2012
Salubriously silly indie-novelist Tony likes Nintendo, doodling cartoons and various rambunctious shenanigans. His handheld of choice is the Cosmo Black 3DS, he tweets nonsense over on @HeyTonyOfficial, and a Norwich coffee shop has named a sandwich after him.

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  1. Ryan Horn says:

    i hope this game will be getting a european release date. this sounds really good

  2. Deedee06 says:

    We need more of this type of game in the US..It looks great and it would spread out to a larger video game base. Not everyone is a Mario fan….I like variety…

    • RyDragon1996 says:

      “Not everyone is a mario fan”

      Yeeees. This statemennt! I pulled my 3DS out once, and was immediately asked what Mario I had. Actually I dont have any, and its probably staying that way for a while.

      My interest is now picquied in this game…I need to get on a PC soon so I can read more.

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