Fantasy Life is a life simulator role playing game for the Nintendo 3DS developed by Brownie Brown and Level-5. It was originally set for the DS but was cancelled. Nobou Uematsu created the soundtrack to the game. At E3 2014, Nintendo announced they were localizing it for release later that year.
The game plays a lot like a JRPG with a mix of Harvest Moon. The player chooses a class among 12; Paladin, Mercenary, Hunter, Wizard, Cook, Angler, Woodcutter, Miner, Blacksmith, Carpenter, Tailor and Alchemist. As the classes you fight monsters, collect resources and craft goods. The player can change classes at any time. Crafting classes have a bit of a minigame that determines the items quality.
The localized version contains features from this version. In Japan, this version came out July 25, 2013 . It adds cooperative multiplayer among other things like additional level caps, more pets and a new area to explore called Origin Island. The Origin Island content is day one DLC for the localized versions of the game.
Famitsu gave this game a 35(9/9/9/8) out of 40. The Link expansion got also got a 35 (9/9/8/9) out of 40.
The first week sales were pretty solid, debuting with 117071 units. On April 10, 2013, Level-5 revealed that the game had sold over 300,000 copies in Japan since its launch. The Link expansion debuted with 18,234.