Level 5 And Brownie Brown Team Up For Fantasy Life

By Spencer . August 25, 2009 . 6:30am

image Professor Layton developer Level 5 announced a new RPG project, which looks like Animal Crossing set in the world Dark Cloud. In Fantasy Life players create an avatar and help townsfolk with tasks.


Brownie Brown, the studio that created Heroes of Mana and Mother 3, are assisting Level 5 on the project. Level 5 also roped Nobuo Uematsu in to compose the score, which makes Fantasy Life one of their larger projects.


Level 5 started out as a developer. Now they’re a publisher that hires other developers too.


Fantasy Life is scheduled to come out in Japan next year.


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  • MadMirko

    Level 5’s and Nintendo’s relationship must be really peachy.

    So far so good, slightly old-school looks, interesting concept and a proven composer. These “Life Quests” are going to be something like the mini-storylines in the larger picture? What do they mean with “a mini-ending”? Hm.

    The idea that there are two continents, one for single- / local-multiplayer and the other for WiFi-multiplayer shows a lot about how people play together: There needs to be a separate continent so the one you do all the work for is protected from griefers. :/

    • Joanna

      yes it does seem that way. I just hope this relationship doesn’t turn out like Square, where they made a name for themselves during their time with Nintendo’s systems, but then left for Sony. T^T (yeah I know, Nintendo is partly to blame…I just think that Square’s best stuff was done during the Nintendo era, but that’s just IMHO. Of course I do appreciate some of their stuff that is post-nintendo like FFVII & VIII, Kingdom Hearts, ect. I am grateful that SE patched things up or otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy TWEWY, and all the nice remakes on the DS.)

  • Go, Level-5!

  • jarrodand

    Looks cool. “London Life” in Layton 4 looks like it’s a precursor to this.

  • I actually dig these types of “life-task” games. The art looks a lot like Mother 3, but I’m not complaining, I like it.

  • Joanna

    Actually the art/graphics remind me of Scribblenauts. I like it, but I wish it was a little more detailed, just a little. :/

    I’m really liking the sound of this game. I always liked Animal Crossing, but found that there needed to be some sort of quests or something other to do then just pay off your mortgage and buy stuff. I really liked Magician’s Quest because it was basically AC with side quests, so something similar will definitely be welcome. :D

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