Fantasy Life Content Update Adds Multiplayer, Chat, And A New Island

By Ishaan . May 22, 2013 . 3:30pm

As previously reported, Level 5’s 3DS RPG, Fantasy Life, is seeing a large content update this Summer. Famitsu.com has new details to share regarding just what this update will add.

 

For starters, the update will allow for up to four players to play together over the Internet. In order to play with other people, you’ll need to add them to your 3DS Friends List. You’ll also be able to exchange chat messages with your friends within the game by typing them out on the 3DS bottom screen.

 

This feature is called “Link Mode” and will allow you to send messages to individual friends as well as to everyone you’re playing with.

 

Another new feature is a brand new island that you can explore. This island seems to be home to a different kind of civilization than you see in other regions of the game. You’ll find new monsters to do battle with here.

 

The content update will be available two ways—as a new, updated packaged game called Fantasy Life: Link! or as a download for the existing game through the Nintendo eShop. The packaged game will cost 4,980 yen ($50), while the downloadable version of the update will cost 2,000 yen ($20).

 

The update is slated for release on July 25th in Japan.

 


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  • Ethan_Twain

    Putting together 1: Fantasy Life has been trademarked outside of Japan and 2: Fantasy Life just had online multiplayer added to it jointly suggest that localization is imminent, and will likely be a localization of this most recent “Fantasy Life: Link” edition.

    Which is good. Never makes sense when there are two versions of a game and only the more sparse one is localized. Though, to be fair, I don’t think too many people would have ever seen the extra endgame stuff in Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2′s extended edition anyway.

    • riceisnice

      I don’t know. Level-5 also made that compilation of the first three Inazuma Eleven game for the 3DS with enhanced graphics. Sounds absolutely perfect to get the West familiar with the series so they can localize Inazuma Eleven Go right?

      WRONG!

      We still heard anything yet and the compilation didn’t even sell that well in Japan.

      • GH56734

        About that one… 2/6th of it was thrown together for an European release as “Inazuma Eleven 3″. I’d rather pick Time Travelers as an example (even though a leaked image from Nintendo of Spain from before the latest ND seems to suggest otherwise)
        EDIT: The screenshot, to take with a (truck) of salt.

        • Silver Citizen

          Since EX Troopers is confirmed to not be happening, that can’t be real.

        • dark zios

          I can photoshop better than that….

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            That’s actually not photoshopped.

  • Silver Citizen

    Hopefully Level 5 or Nintendo or SOMEONE will confirm this game’s localization at E3!

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Level 5 already said they planned to localize all their titles

      • Silver Citizen

        Source?

  • Zenthos

    That is a HUGE amount of content being added to a portable game. With more updates, justifies a more satisfied purchase.

  • Derrick McCoy

    I really want this game to come to the US.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Fantasy Life seems to have been a new gold mine for LV-5 here.^_^Hoped that with the added online and of course new expansion here, it will allow people outside of Japan to try this game.^_^

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Level 5 be a pal and localize this.

  • kaizin

    come west confirmation game looks amazing and that new update has got me sold >.<

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