Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic Will Conjure Up A Spell On Nintendo 3DS [Update]

By Ishaan . September 11, 2012 . 3:25pm

Back in 2008, Konami published a Nintendo DS life-simulation game titled Tongari Boushi to Mahou no 365 Nichi. A year later, the game was localized in English as Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times in North America.

 

Magician’s Quest was an Animal Crossing-style life-simulation title that took place at a magic academy. It used the Nintendo DS’ internal clock for events, and you could make girlfriends and boyfriends within the game, interact with villagers, and so on.

 

In 2010, Konami followed the game up with Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery. Then, in 2011, they released Magician’s Quest: The Stylish Wizard. Neither game was localized, but the premise was more or less the same—you attended a magic academy as an apprentice wizard, solved problems, ran shops, and the like.

 

This week’s Famitsu magazine reveals that the next Magician’s Quest game is headed to the Nintendo 3DS. It’s called Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic. Retail blog, Sinobi, brings more details of the game.

 

Magician’s Quest: Town of Magic will have a new protagonist and new townsfolk. Famitsu also mentions  new furniture and a huge shopping mall in town. The game is currently at 70% completion.

 

Pictured above: Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery.


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  • SantiagodelosSantos

    I saw some gameplay and it looks almost identical to Animal crossing

    • Doctor Nebula

      Yeah, that’s kind of the point.
      The game was okay to me, wasn’t a fan of the characters too much.

  • LexKitteh

    I played the localized version of the first game, and while you can definitely feel much of the game was based on Animal Crossing, but being able to learn and cast spells, have relationships with the townsfolk, and the supernatural events that happened among other things really helped mix things up. Here’s hoping they decide to bring this one stateside as well! Was cute and fun and had innovation AC has been lacking lately :)

  • JaimeLara

    I Love Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times! I still play the game, can’t to hear more news on this upcoming title.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Atem-Yugioh-Elbotamy/9347791 Adam Elbahtimy

    Looks neat. The more quirky games on the 3ds, the better.

  • $30632660

    I loved the game on the DS.It felt like an improvement on Animal Crossing because it gave me a clear goal instead of grinding for items.It had a neat little rpg battle mechanic in it too.

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