Fantasy Life Trademark Hints At Overseas Release

By Spencer . March 20, 2013 . 12:37am

imageLooks like Fantasy Life is next on Level-5’s localization list. The publisher behind Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven filed a trademark for Fantasy Life in Europe.


Level-5 has a habit of filing trademarks in the West before releasing games. See: Inazuma Eleven Strikers, three of Guild 01’s games, and pretty much every Professor Layton game.


Mother 3 developer Brownie Brown made Fantasy Life, a mix of a simulation game and a role playing game. Players create an avatar, pick a "life" like miner, fisherman or magician, and then set out to explore a monster filled world.


Fantasy Life came out on December 27 in Japan and the game flew off store shelves. Shortly after the game’s launch, Level-5 said there was a shortage of copies on the market. The question is will Nintendo which published Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven handle Fantasy Life or will Level-5 release the title on their own like Guild 01.

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  • gamerdude

    EU please.

    Amano/Uematsu combo is a must buy for pretty much anyone.

  • XypherCode

    Nice! Looking forward to this. :)

  • Solomon_Kano


    I’ve been waiting for this since London Life.

  • CirnoLakes

    Oh my goodness.

    This makes me happy.

    This makes me very happy.

    • JoJo_649


    • Richard Rowel Whitechest

      It’s the exact same thing I said!

  • Rei


  • Seriously huge “YAY!!!!!” for this news. While I don’t think Bravely Default will have any trouble making its way over, I was terrified this one wasn’t going to ever get localized. Hopefully we’ll see news of this coming over to the US too, otherwise I’ll be forced to look into a PAL 3DS eventually (DAMN YOU, REGION LOCK).

  • Detrimont

    Best news today

  • Elvick

    Nuu… Europe. ): Stupid 3DS and region lock.

    • Don’t give up yet! Wait for further announcements >:3

      • Elvick

        Here’s hoping. At least this one isn’t about a sport unpopular in NA!

        I’ll try to stay positive.

        • PABLO Rapetti Perez

          This made me think of the fact I will never be seeing Inazuma Eleven Collection in NA and that makes me sad. This games looks good though, hope it makes it.

          • Elvick

            Tell me about it. I didn’t know about the series until a few years ago, and by then importing isn’t really an option for the DS games. ):

            Then the Collection was announced… and I wept.

  • Yataaaaaaa !!! Today is a beautiful day ! I bought this game in japanese i really enjoy it but can’t read japanese

  • Asaoko

    Oh my God…!!!

  • Since Brownie Brown, now 1UP something, is a studio from nintendo, I believe that is a given who will publish the game.

  • noctis_nox

    I read trademarked for Europe. Hype went down, :(
    I want this game so please release it US to as well.

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    All of my yays.

  • Meily

    Egads, Europe. Am I gonna have to buy another 3DS after my NA Pikachu? ;___;

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This is the news that i have been keep waiting here.^_^ Now, we only need to wait for U.S release.^_^

  • Beta

    So, basically, you have tons of jobs/life styles to choose from in this game, correct? Well, what if I want to choose several jobs, like a farmer fisherman warrior? O.o

    • Detrimont

      you can only be one job at a time, but the skills you learn from past jobs remain, you just dont get the bonus

      • Beta

        You can switch from job to job? O.o

        • Detrimont

          yes, quite easily, if you want to know more about the gameplay, look up LinandKo on youtube, they do translation gameplay of it, as well as other japanese games

          • Beta

            Thanks, I surely will! ^_^

  • YES thank you Level 5

  • Ever since that trailer was released, I have wanted this game – a day one purchase for me. And now a trademark… just need a confirmation about a localisation and I will be one happy 3DS owner.

    Just waiting on that Youkai Watch now.

  • ronin4life

    I have been wanting to import this since launch… still want to, actually.
    Hmmmmm…. This Playasia coupon has been calling to me…O.o;;

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I hope they localise Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney as well.

  • Dylan Neill

    Good. Goood.

  • Eric Harris

    Not getting my hopes up, there are alot of level-5 europe only localizations.

  • Learii

    i need a 3DS for this damn

  • NimbusStev

    Man, I really wish they would have stuck with the 2D graphics. The game sounds really fun but I think it looked so much nicer before.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    YES! two games that will take over my real life lol

  • Doctor Nebula

    This along with Animal Crossing would make such a beautiful year for me.

  • kaizin

    woot i think my life just got better with this news ><

  • puchinri

    Oh, that’s pretty cool! I certainly do hope it sees release in the West (and more power to EU if they get it first). ♥

  • Akira Takeshima

    Oh wait… Europe? Not U.S. ? TT_TT

  • Take my money !

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